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Quick Smoke: Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Papas Fritas

5 Apr 2015

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


Papas Fritas, the little (4.5 x 44) cigar that uses the cuttings of the Liga Privada No. 9 blend, just got some new packaging. Instead of a metal tin with a four cigars, they will be sold in boxes of 50, and the price per cigar dropped from $6.40 to $5.25. Like its bigger brothers, Papas Fritas produces copious amounts of smoke and chocolate, earth, and rich wood spice. There are valid complaints about a petit corona-sized, mixed-filler cigar that costs over five dollars (though the price cut helps a little), but that doesn’t change the fact that it is an enjoyable smoke.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Papas Fritas”

  1. JMac Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Woo-hoo, I smoke the packaging! Give me a break. You guys are better than that. Swisher will continue to exert all kinds of pressure on the way Drew Estate products are produced and marketed. Mark my words. And speaking of mass marketing, you recently reviewed an Alec Bradley cigar; when next will you review Gurkha or Rocky Patel? Been a long time. Perhaps this is something to address for your readers’ sake. This is a top-notch website; please don’t fall prey to the almighty dollar. Granted, it’s your website and your taste in cigars. There will always be a bias. I know you are huge D.E. fans, huge Tatuaje fans as well, so… you know. But keep bringing it. This is the most consistently informative site about cigars.

  2. BRK Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

    Not sure what French Fries have to do with cigars.