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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Drew Estate Cigars Subculture Studios My Uzi Weighs a Ton (MUWAT) 770 Gordo - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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MUWAT by Drew Estate
WRAPPER: San Andres Negro
BINDER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
FILLER: Brazilian Mata Fina, Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Gordo (770)
ORIGIN: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, Nicaragua

PROFILE: Bitter/Sweet
DELIVERY: Earthy/Creamy


Predominantly toasted earthiness to the degree which makes all #foodie notes even more whispery metaphor than usual. That stated:
  • Pepper (black)
  • Coffee (full city roast, ground beans)
  • Wood (oak)
  • Chocolate (dark shavings)
  • Meat (smoked)
  • Citrus (pith)
Bitter-Sweet darkly toasted then roasted overtones. Undertones are muted bits of that, really, with a dry smoky savoriness added in and dashed w/ dusty spice.

Balanced 'nuff and simply-so, lacking in much complexity. Fairly straight-forward but pleasant. The depth of notes build via progression but maybe fall somewhat shy of nuance. That said, this thing is a donkey dick and I didn't get bored working my way through it. Enjoyable and a lot of it.

Smooth of texture but dryly-so, which seems to hamper some intended chewiness. Still fully satiating and creamy but some bit shy of rich and almost surprisingly rigid. A firm softness. Tick of citrus pith on the moderately-legg'd finish. Ends on a bit of a char note. not much insofar as pure strength -- which falls under this stick's muted modus operandi.

Typical DE smoke-bomb with a surprisingly mellow room-note of sweet-bitter 'baccy. I can't help but think and know that an even burn-line is a tough thing in wider ring gauges. This 70rg burns neatly level. Seems a tick hot in spots, but the pacing is even all told, and well, put a couple hours aside for this MUWAT. Construction features an excellent medium tension'd draw but the girth of the 70rg weakens the maw and makes pulling laborious at times. Top-leaf dries a tick and fits in a loose drape of sorts over binder. No hard/soft spots, but a tick spongy on-down, evenly.

Then the final-third happens. Seams fly open & a runner is spotted ahead in a pin-point burn-hole in the shaft. HOLY PLOT TWITS, BATMAN.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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"A little back story on the My Uzi Weighs a Ton according to Jonathan Drew. This cigar is a partnership between Subculture Studios & Joya De Nicaragua, much like the MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured. “Utilizing San Andreas Negro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder and hearty Brazilian Mata Fina Filler, coupled with Nicaraguan fillers provided by JDN” that’s the DNA of the cigar. During one of the last blending sessions from Cigar Safari trip in 2010 is when Jon said the cigar came to fruition. He believes it is best experienced in the 6×60 vitola. I wasn’t brave enough to try the 6×60 so I opted for the 5×60 instead. My favorite part of the backstory on this cigar is how it got the name. Initially Jon was just calling the cigar “The Uzi”. When he went back to pick up a bundle of 50 sticks he lifted it and said “Damn, My Uzi Weighs a Ton”. Boom, marketing and branding at it’s [sic] best. " - (2014)

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