Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown

This is a cigar I have been very excited about! Liga Privada fans already know what I am talking about- the Undercrown. A great cigar with a truly wonderful story:


“In early 2009 we asked our torcedores to smoke less Liga Privada cigars because they were leaving too few to be exported. This request was met with the disappointment you would expect, but rather than being disgruntled they responded by blending their own signature liga.

Incorporating many of the same rare tobaccos, but of different ages and primings, the cigar they created was no mere replacement. Rather it is an exceptional smoking experience of uncompromising quality and flavor that deserves to be smoked by all.

It is always the master makers who are heralded, but the reality is that great cigars are the product of many talented people, most of whom toil in factories with no publicity ever. They are the uncelebrated heroes who make all of our lives more pleasurable with the cigars they craft. And therefore, it is with great pleasure that we are now sharing their factory floor creation with you as Undercrown, borne of our worker’s ingenuity, resourcefulness and passion for a great cigar”

-Drew Estate


Cigars are more than the items we hold in our hands to consume- it connects us with the people who make them, the people we smoke with, and the people we have strong memories with. It’s a cultural experience that any cigar smoker in the world can relate to, but also a personal experience when it comes to our tastes and preferences. I think that is one of the great beauties of this pleasurable hobby. The story of this cigar reminds me of how important that connection is.

The Undercrown is a medium to full bodied cigar, balanced with lots of complexity. Notes of cocoa, spice,  and earth were present throughout the smoke. The construction is what you would expect from a Liga Privada- absolutely beautiful.


  1. JohnG
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 09:08:34

    The Undercrown is definitely on my “to-try” list. Love those Liga’s. Thanks for the review Teresa.

  2. Brian S
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 09:01:57

    Hello from England Teresa,

    Really enjoy your videos…that last shot of you…wow, beautiful.
    You have a new fan!
    If you are ever over here the first scotch is on me.(ok, and the second).
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Brent Mabrie
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 07:59:38

    So, you are going to put your feet on the couch? just joking. Hopefully Van carries these; I would like to get my hands on one.

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