Episode 398 Liga Privada L40 Lancero by Drew Estate

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BACKGROUND: The L40 is part of the Liga Privada Unico line of cigars. These are cigar blends that are produced in only one size and represent a blend that is optimized for that particular size. Jonathan Drew and his team of blenders had been working on a blend for a Lancero for about a year. They had narrowed down the blends to just two, which were representative of the type of blends that you typically see with Lanceros. But they didn’t pull the trigger.

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Jonathan noted that Lanceros are one of the formats that he doesn’t typically smoke. His reasoning is that Lanceros tend to be either mild or strong and they tend to be one-dimensional. Even though the Lancero blends they were working on were equivalent to others found in the marketplace, he didn’t produce either of them because they weren’t a blend that he felt he would smoke everyday.

So they went back to the drawing board and ended up making a Lancero with a lot more complexity and a lot more nuance. It wasn’t mild by any stretch of the imagination, but it had a tremendous amount of complexity and nuance that Jonathan felt was seldom seen in a Lancero blend.

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