... or, if you're like me, wait for the cigar itself to smooth out. My stash of 9's are a year old now, and I like 'em, but they're not yet in the "sweet spot" for my tastes. I'll keep re-visiting them every 6 months. I'm expecting them to be awesome with 2-3 yrs.I just purchased a Liga Pravada #9. Not sure if I should smoke it now or wait for my pallette to develope so I can really appreciate it.
Great advice Derek!Thanks Darrel! Regarding the No9, it depends on how your palate is now. Some people want the LP9 smooth, like Aroma. Others, including Steve Saka, for whom the blend was developed, prefer it relatively fresh, as the flavors are bolder and hit a little harder initially.
If you're like me, you may not notice a big difference between a relatively fresh one and a year old one. Smoke it now, so you can decide if you like it. If you do, buy a few to rest for a year or so and see how you like them then!
Pssssst, B-DOG! sell me a box of Feral Pigs! hahahaFinally had a chance to take a picture of my Liga's and some relates sticks (i.e. MUWAT/ Undercrown)
3 boxes of Feral Pigs
3/4 of a box of Dirty Rats
Some #9 and T 52 Pigs
#9 and T52 assorted singles
as well as
7 Undercrown and
5 MUWAT 6x60's
Full box of Undercrown Robo's on the way as well.
Way different experience! Its more like a heavy piece of meat compared to a slice of exquisitely prepared gourmet turkey. Smoke is thick and dense with a slightly sweet finish. Each has their place on the cigar roster in my book.As a 99% CC smoker, I hear alot about these LPs, but havent tried one..might have to try to get my hands on some.