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.
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.
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