Ever since Liga Privada was created as a brand, we all know how much their cigars have been in demand ranging from the No 9 cigar to the Dirty Rat. They produce a quality product at a solid price point and won’t rush a product out simply to meet demand. The Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig is the latest cigar to be released and came out of the gates “flying”, pardon the pun. After hits with the No 9 Flying Pig which is considered a unicorn among LP fans and T52 Flying Pig, did we expect anything less?
Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig Review
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder/Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina/Nicaragua
Size: 5 3/8 x 60 Vitola: Double Figurado
MSRP: $15 Smoke Time: 1hr 50min
Drink: Water Location: Blowin Smoke
Typical of the Liga Privada line, the Feral Flying Pig has a nice rich oily wrapper with medium veins and some bumps throughout. There are no tears and holes anywhere on the cigar and has some good weight when holding the Feral Flying Pig in my hand. The Unico Serie band is simple yet conveys to the world that this is a product from Liga Privada. I haven’t found many bands similar to their style just as I have to find cigars similar to Liga Privada. As for the pigtail on the head, well there is nothing comparable. The tail just wraps around a few times on top making the shape of a loose coil. Finally, after smoking a few of these at varying RH levels for the review, I feel confident that the current RH (63) will bring out the best.
I removed the pigtail with my hand and decided not to use my Xikar cutter. Occasionally, the draw will tighten up and I’ll need to make a guillotine cut but we’ll see if this works for now. The cold draw feels solid typical of the other Flying Pigs that I have smoked and lighting this wonderful cigar goes as planned. The foot turns a brilliant red before expelling plenty of smoke into the air. In the first part, the burn is fairly even and as it gets past the narrow foot, the cigar simply opens up. I am very impressed by the solid white ash lasting over 2 inches at any given point and the burn continues to stay even. The draw stay consistent even though the Feral Flying Pig started to heat up in the last inch.
I am getting notes of sweet tobacco, cinnamon and cedar from the wrapper and the foot and also noticed some sweet flavors on the cold draw. The initial draw has that barnyard flavor with some pepper mixed in as well. That description may sound unpleasant to some, but Liga Privada has a way of blending cigars that taste just “right”. On the first third I am getting notes of wood and cream followed by a peppery finish. Periodically throughout the first third, I did taste some cocoa and dark rich flavors. The retrohale was filled with plenty of black pepper and I didn’t expect anything less.
The Feral Flying Pig has some nice subtle sweetness to it similar to syrupy malt which is behind the more dominant flavors of cocoa, cream and pepper. This cigar has so many various flavors it is almost hard to identify 100% of them. The last third starts off with dark chocolate, nut with the consistent pepper finish. In the last inch or so, the cigar finishes with leather, wood and earthy notes along with the pepper. This cigar is certainly full bodied by the time I’m done with the review.
- These are smoking much better after only one month in the humidor
- The flavors feel more robust and active on the palate
- At $15 which is a high price point in general, I think the Feral Flying Pig certainly gives you your “money’s worth” lasting almost 2 hours and providing a wonderful experience
- If you can, pick up a five pack and aim for getting a box.
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