My Uzi Weighs A Ton

My Uzi Weighs A Ton

Origin : NicaraguaDrew Estate
Format : Fat Robusto
Size : 5 x 60
Wrapper : San Andreas Maduro
Filler : Brazil, Nicaragua
Binder : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Hand-Made
Price : ~$9-12

“Well I’m all in – put it up on the board
Another rapper shot down from the mouth that roared
1-2-3 down for the count
The result of my lyrics – oh yes, no doubt”

Yea! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! You guessed it, that’s a taste of some old school Public Enemy No. 1 for ya! It happens to be a quite nice little ditty called “My Uzi Weighs A Ton”. As I’m reminiscing, I can’t quite decide if I want to pop a cap, or cut the cap on the new collaboration between Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua. Fortunately, I’m not the violent type, so I think I would rather tell my fellow readers about this intimidating stick.

MUWAT. That’s what JD, Jonathan Drew (yea, we’re tight like that… not really), calls his My Uzi Weighs A Ton creation for short. As I am quite sure everyone has figured out, JD is much more “with it” than other cigar makers, therefore, good for you JD for giving this beast such a moniker. MUWAT was JD’s personal blend, so I certainly had high expectations for this thing, and I have been chomping at the bit to get my hands on it.

Aromatically, the MUWAT doesn’t offer much. The faint aroma that it does emit is bland and disappointing. Fortunately, it’s attractive, which makes up for its lack of aromatic character. The San Andreas wrapper is beautiful, oily, and moderately veiny. Banded with a rather gimmicky band, it certainly catches your eye. The MUWAT is only sold in bundles, but dealer presentation is modestly cool, as it is displayed in a box that features all three sizes.

Upon lighting the MUWAT, don’t be surprised when it goes directly for the gut. It packs quite the nicotine punch, but starts out with little complexity. Spectacular, big, and satisfying, are the best words to describe the draw on this big gauged stick. Fortunately, it gains complexity after about the first inch. You will notice hints Brazil nuts, cashews, white gravy, and lots of coffee. I found the Brazil nut flavor interesting, since the filler is Brazilian mata fina. Things were really beginning to look up.

My Uzi Weighs A Ton

Going into the second third, the burn gets wacky, and extremely uneven. However, the flavor gets awesome. Things get really smooth and malty, bringing more intense coffee flavors, and a little leather. Unfortunately, this thing cracked like the Grand Canyon. I decided to inspect, and I found that it was the result of a binder issue. The Connecticut capote binder had a huge void about 2 inches long, and about a sixteenth of an inch wide. What a freakin bummer.

My Uzi Weighs A Ton

Long story short, if you want something done right, you should probably do it yourself (especially when it involves your personal blend). The smoke was no doubt, great! However, the construction managed to ruin the experience. But hey, at least I got to show off my insane rap skills…

Rating: 8 / 10