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Quick Smoke: Drew Estate Nica Rustica Short Robusto

20 Mar 2016

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

Nica- Rustica Short Robusto

One of two additions (along with the “Big Belly” large torpedo) to the original Toro size, this Short Robusto (4.5 x 50) was introduced last summer. The cigar features a dark, rustic Broadleaf wrapper with plenty of black and brown discoloration. Gritty earth is the dominant flavor, along with oak and pepper, in this full-bodied smoke. Since the Nica Rustica blend yields few flavor changes with each smoking experience, I think the small Short Robusto vitola is the best format for the line to date.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Drew Estate Nica Rustica Short Robusto”

  1. shorthope Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:28 am #

    I smoked the toro last week, and while it had a rich flavor, the construction was way off – the thing just exploded about 1/3 of the way through, canoed for an inch or more despite touchups, and finally just split almost all the way down to the band. By the time I gave up, it looked kind of like a Yosemite Sam cigar after the explosion.

    Probably just a bad single, but damn, it sure was bad.