Continuing our recap of last month’s Drew Estate Cigar Safari, we spend more time with masterminds Steve Saka and Nicholas Melillo. In this video clip we get a behind-the-scenes look at how pilones (large piles of stacked tobacco leaves) are used to cure tobacco during the fermentation process. The tobacco discussed in these videos is one of my all-time favorites, the extremely temperamental yet oh-so-flavorful Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut and Cured Sun Grown Habano wrapper. (aka “Stalk Cut Habano”) This signature wrapper has been used on such legendary Liga Privada blends as T52, Dirty Rat, L40, Ratzilla, UF-4 and pre-release UF-13…enjoy!
Now that our Top 10 lists for the best Light, Medium and Full strength cigars has been compiled and published – we continued crunching the numbers to come up with an “Over-All” Top 10 list of the Best Cigars for 2012.
Welcome to Leaf and Grape’s first annual list for Top 10 Full Cigars. We decided to take a different approach with our “Best Of” lists. Instead of publishing one over-all list, we have 3 separate categories based on strength. While … Continue reading →
As 2012 comes to a close, we decided to take a look back at some of the highlights of our journeys. In this video, Drew Estate CEO Steve Saka gives us an in-depth look at newest member in the Liga Privada family – the all-new Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas.