Episode 467: Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig

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BACKGROUND: In 2009, Drew Estate introduced the Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig. Former CEO Steve Saka picked the shape from a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size-selection case. There have been 5 different iterations of the flying pig: Liga No 9 Flying Pig, Liga T52 Flying Pig, MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Flying Pig, Undercrown Flying Pig and Liga Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig.

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Unlike the No. 9 and T52 Flying Pigs, which were limited to 2,050 boxes of 12 and 3,000 boxes of 12, respectively, there were plenty of Feral Flying Pigs to go around. The initial launch saw 4,500 boxes of 10 of the Feral’s released.

This week’s featured stogie is the 5.4 inch by 60 ring gauge Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig Perfecto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
This whiskey was created by Master Distiller Chris Morris, who is just the seventh Master Distiller in Brown-Forman Corporation’s 140-year history. This Rye Mash bill contains 53 percent rye and the whiskey weighs in at 90.4 Proof (45.1%ABV).

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • NO PODCAST NEXT WEEK. Honest!
  • Doc talks about the rash of flavored craft beers on the market

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Large Volume Humidors

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Drew Estate
Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Episode 438: Liga Privada No. 9 Parejo Toro

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BACKGROUND: One of the most popular of the non-infused blends from Drew Estate has been the personal cigar of former company president Steve Saka. It is called, Liga Privada, or “Private Blend.” The Liga Privada No. 9 was two years in the making and featured a complex blend of seven tobaccos from four countries. This blend has been one of the most successful from Drew Estate and has spawned a plethora of fantastic follow-ups for the company.

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The wrapper is a traditionally fermented high priming Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. And, a Brazilian Mata Fina binder holds together a filler of two Nicaraguan Secos, a Honduran Viso from the Jamastrán Valley, and a ligero from Estelí, Nicaragua.

The Liga Privada No. 9 comes in 5 sizes, but this week’s featured stick is the inaugural size; the 6-inch by 52 ring gauge Parejo Toro.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Beaver’s Milk, Milk Stout from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beavers Milk is called a Milk Stout. Beaver’s Milk is one of the core beers for Belching Beaver, which means that you can find it year round. Belching Beaver also has another milk stout and that is their Peanut Butter Milk Stout, which has the same ABV: 5.3%, and same IBU: 30 as the Beaver’s Milk.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Update: Crush & Roll West 2015
  • Doc talks about recent visit to Daou Winery

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Valentine’s Day event at Boyd’s Tobacco

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Drew Estate Cigars:
Belching Beaver Brewery