Cigar Review – My Uzi Weighs A Ton by Subculture Studios & JDN
My Uzi Weighs A Ton, a new limited release cigar from Drew Estate’s Subculture Studios, is produced at the famous Joya De Nicaragua factory in Esteli using Nicaraguan and Brazilian filler tobaccos, a Connecticut “Capote” binder, and a Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper. These sticks are Jonathan Drew’s personal blend, and are offered out in three vitolas, each with a 60 ring gauge. For today’s review I decided to pull out the 6×60 version to see what these beefy boutique sticks were all about.
This was a massive-looking stogie, dressed in a dark, oily, and silky maduro wrapper. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve smoked my share of 6×60’s, but this one just looked huge to me for some reason. It appeared to be solidly-constructed, and lived up to its name, as it also felt super-heavy in my hand. I snipped the fat double-cap to reveal pre-light notes of almond, and a deep dried-fruit taste. It was time to light up.
Initial flavors I got from the Uzi were of a cinnamon/nutmeg spice, some unsweetened cocoa, and rich espresso. A quick retrohale gave off a very pronounced baking spice/coffee flavor. The first 3rd of this cigar was remarkably smooth compared to many cigars I’ve sampled. By the time I was an inch in this stogie had become totally creamy and easy on the palate.
In the 2nd third this stick continued to burn flawlessly, and was building a thick white ash. The flavors during this portion of the smoke were well-balanced, with notes of coffee, cream, leather, and a bit of hay character, with a high-quality tobacco taste throughout. This smoke was turning out to be far more easy-going than I had expected, with a mellow, relaxing vibe to it, and absolutely no harshness or bite.
By the time I reached the final third of the cigar, the heavy baking spice had returned, along with an unsweetened cocoa taste and permeating notes of savory, nutty Nicaraguan tobacco. As I neared the end of the smoke I still had no issues with burn or draw, and the flavors remained consistent and smooth.
While the My Uzi Weighs A Ton 660 looked intimidating, it turned out to be a big “teddy bear” of a cigar. This stick started out ultra-smooth, and stayed that way for the duration of the smoke, with laid-back flavors and very subtle complexities. As far as performance and construction goes, the Uzi was simply flawless. It had an easy draw, razor-straight burn, and smoked nice and cool all the way through. I should also mention that this was one of the slowest-burning cigars I have ever smoked; if you’re planning on lighting up one of these babies you better make sure you have a good 2 hours to spare. All in all, I give the My Uzi Weighs A Ton a solid grade of B+. If big rings and silky-smooth flavor is your thing, this is your stick.
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