The Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig is a 4 x 60 perfecto with a pig tail. These cigars were made as a very limited run of 2,050 boxes of 12 cigars in 2009.
The first time I had one of these I did what I normally do which is cut the head and light the foot. I was informed that cutting the head is not necessary and that all I had to do was twist the pigtail and I would be good to go. It seems a little sadistic (then again, so does “cutting the head”) but it works and gives the cigar a good draw with a little bit of resistance. My single flame Xikar torch lighter roasted the foot nicely and lit with little effort.
1/3: Initial puffs offer chunks of rich kitchen spices mixed with cedar, touches of florals, and some red pepper. As usual, the red pepper is picked up greatly in the retrohale. There is some rich and sweet tobacco flavors but that is more in the background than the other flavors. After 1/2 inch the red pepper dies down and a great earth with cedar starts to make its way to the front.
2/3: Smooth, creamy, earthy, light cedar, slight kitchen spices. Damn this is smoooooth. At the halfway point and the power starts to pick up a bit. One thing that I’m liking is that even though the power is gaining strength, the smoke from the Flying Pig remains smooth. As with most of the Liga Privada line, the smoke production is outstanding.
3/3: The power is picking up to a solid full body. The flavors are full and complex as they have been the entire time so far. The earthiness has really picked up. Rich tobacco continue to be very pleasant and still some light spices in the background to keep thing interesting. It’s time to bring out the nubber that was gifted to me by DarrlMorris. I took the opportunity to do a flaming purge and chunks of flavorful smoke are produced. The cigar is so rich and smooth but offers a great body that isn’t overbearing.
Conclusion: A smooth, creamy, rich smoke that is packed with complexity and flavor. I can't wait to see how the pigs may develop over the next couple of years.
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