The much-anticipated Liga Undercrown debuted in September, 2011 all across the country. Co-founder, Jonathan Drew describes the Liga Undercrown as an "inverse Liga Privada." The Liga Undercrown cigar is blended with several of the same tobaccos found in Drew Estate's Liga Privada No. 9 and the T52 lines but with a twist.
The torcedores at the Drew Estate cigar factory were smoking far too many Liga Privadas so they decided to blend the Liga Undercrown line for their personal use after they were asked to stop smoking their way through the Liga Privada inventory. Instead of using the short supply of Connecticut wrapper used on the Liga Privada blend, the rollers decided on an equally oily and dark Mexican San Andres Negro wrapper for the Liga Undercrown cigar. The torcedores took an extra step and inverted the Liga Undercrown cigar's binder and filler tobaccos using the same leaf in a Liga Privada blend but from different vintages and primings from the plant. As an example, the Connecticut used as a wrapper in the Liga Privada T52 cigar is the binder in the Liga Undercrown blend.
The wrappers on the Liga Undercrown cigars are not harvested right away, instead the process is delayed by 4 weeks allowing the natural sugar content to be higher which results in a creamier and richer flavor on the finished product. Along with the Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan longfillers, the T52 Connecticut stalk cut and cured Habano binder the Liga Undercrown cigar delivers a medium-bodied, smooth, complex and sweet smoking experience with hints of spice and coffee. We have great faith in Drew Estate's rollers, and if they approve, we approve too! Try a Liga Undercrown, or one of the 4 other sizes available here today and see what the buzz is all about.