Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Connecticut Stalk Cut Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan and Brazilian Mata Fina
Flying Pig: 3 15/16 x 60 (Perfecto)
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
Ever since Drew Estate launched its Undercrown line in 2011, the big question would be not if, but when would their be an Undercrown Flying Pig. It didn’t ale long as a small batch was released to the Netherlands in 2012. Last year, a small allocation was made to Cigars International. In June, Jonathan Drew brought some Undercrown Flying Pigs to an event at Oxmoor Smoke Shoppe in Louisville Kentucky and said that these were “pre release UCFP”s – indicating these were soon coming. While these will still be limited, they will be more readily available in the U.S.
The Undercrown is going to have notes of pepper, wood, citrus, earth, and plenty of sweetness. While the sweetness started out on the syrupy side which is a trademark of the Undercrown line, I found the sweetness smoothed out as the cigar moved on. It became more of a dried fruit. I found the flavors to be rich and full-bodied, but the strength is more dialed back – a solid medium. A “room for improvement” could be to amp up the strength here.
The Undercrown Corona ¡Viva! is still my favorite Undercrown, but the Undercrown Flying Pig is an excellent cigar – and still box worthy in my book.