Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig

The Flying Pig is a limited edition cigar from the Liga Privada line which has a limited production of only about 125 cigars per day. The blend is also different from the Nicaraguan Puro like the other Liga Privada No. 9s.

4 1/8″ x 60

Wrapper: Dark Connecticut Broadleaf ligero
Binder: Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Honduran and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed

Wrapper aged for 18+ months
Cigar aged 1 year before release

I received this cigar from from the Drew Estates crew at IPCPR in 2009. I paired this cigar with a new coffee I’m trying out because the flavor profiles seemed to compliment each other. How did it work out? Watch the video and find out.

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Nice! Even the name is provocative.

Great review, Ben! If you are planning on buying a box, you better hurry up! These are pretty much sold out everywhere.

One point of correction:

The No. 9 and Flying Pig both feature Connecticut Broadleaf, Brazilian Mata Fina and Honduran and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobaccos. The main difference between the two is the strength. The Pig is naturally stronger because of its smaller size.

Otherwise, awesome review. See you at IPCPR!

Some addition info that I just shared with JB this morning verbally:

The blend is also slightly tweaked from the traditional LP 9 blend to accommodate this unique vitola.

The same is true of the new T52 Flying Pig that we are currently crafting on the production floor, it is a tweaked version of the T52 liga, This is intended to be release in late 2010 – hmm, this may be the first place I have disclosed that…

Anyhow, in the case of both as a combination of the unique shape and the adjusted blends, the end result is an extra lush smoking experience imo.

Thanks for the kind words. It is very gratifying to know other cigar smokers not only enjoy our products, but more importantly regard us as good guys.

Steve Saka
President, Drew Estate

ps: Good luck finding a box, we have been sold out for months… and currently there are no others being produced. Maybe when we finish our production on the T52 version we will craft some more…

pps: I agree – THE DUKE IS THE MAN!

Thanks for the update, Steve and John. Its a great cigar.


My jaw dropped to the floor when you said there will be a T52 version! I can’t wait to try that one. I actually prefer the T52 and, after this review, you can guess how ecstatic I am about that cigar. Both lines are very special cigars and I really really hope people try these out. I think they are amazing cigars. They are a little hard to find, but WELL worth the effort. Thanks for the info!

PS – Yes, the Duke is THE MAN!

Great review Ben. I’ve always been frightened of using the scissor tools b/c I have a difficult time cutting strait with normal scissors.

I love the LP 9’s. I didn’t actually know the blend was slightly different for the vitola but it makes sense.

Can’t wait for the T52 pigs to come out… maybe I’ll actually try one of those.

Great job Steve on both the LP9 and T52… very yummy cigars.

Great review all around. Have yet to try one of these…but consider it done.
Totally stoked about the T-52 Pig as well. Another to add to the list when it hits the shelves/sells out :)

What’s not to love about a great review, Tool, and Drew Estates guys chiming in. Thanks to all of you!

Excellent, review. I randomly picked this up one day when I asked for a recommendation for a cigar with an Oscuro wrapper at the local B&M and ever since i’ve been loving the entire Liga Privada line.

Great review. I love the name of the site! I checked out the Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Doble. I really liked it. It is a well constructed cigar and the flavor didn’t overpower me but was still tasty. You can check out my own review at:

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