Drew Estate Cigars
Blackened Cigars “M81” in Toro by Drew Estate

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Nicaragua, Pennsylvania – USA
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Cascade Cigar Tobacco and Pipe
Date Purchased: December 2, 2022
Price: $10.50
Date Smoked: December 19, 2022
Quantity: 1

Blackened Cigars “M81” in Toro by Drew Estate

COVID-19 Day 1,002:
 Blackened Cigars “M81” in Toro, Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Maduro, Drew Estate, James Hetfield, Maduro, Metallica, Nicaragua, San Andres Maduro, Toro Today I get to “Spark” this Blackened Cigars “M81” in Toro by Drew Estate for the first time today, and I’m looking forward to it.

This is a surprise to me… the M81 is a collaboration with Metallica’s frontman James Hetfield and Blackened Whiskey. I think my brother @BlakeSakamoto used to hang with those guys back in the day (1996?)… Anyway, let’s get this blazin’!

Wow, after I lit this I decided to read up on what’s inside…. No wonder… this cigar is a Maduro blend through and through!

In true Drew Estate style, the draw was perfect and the burn is razor at this moment, delivering deep rich “Dry” earthy tobacco flavors of dark rich coffee, dark cocoa, black pepper, and a wisp of mesquite. The retrohale proved big black pepper with a slight zing on the finish…. This is a Maduro blend thru and thru indeed!

At the second half, not much has changed, just more of those Maduro tobacco flavors coming thru loud and clear. Dry mesquite is the featured flavor… with a retrohale that delivers plenty of black pepper flavors.

This is reminding me of the Camacho Triple Maduro I smoke the other day… Go figure!?

Smoke time 1.75 hours

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The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1