Review of MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Drew Estate makes some unusual cigars, including natural and flavor infused. Kentucky Fire Cured cigars are a line extension of their My Uzi Weighs A Ton brand, and although these cigars have some unique flavors because of the way the tobaccos are processed, they smoke more like natural cigars than the flavored category that the FDA may eventually regulate out of existence. Kentucky Fire Cured cigars are made in Nicaragua with some fire cured tobacco from Kentucky and Virginia, along with Nicaraguan and Brazilian fillers, Ecuadorian Connecticut binders, and San Andres Maduro wrappers. The vitola that I sampled was named Fat Molly, which measures five inches in length with a ring gauge of 56. Fat Molly sells for about $8 per single stick, but the price drops down to an average of around $6.50 per cigar when purchased in five or 10-packs.
Before firing up the Kentucky Fire Cured MUWAT, the cigar exhibited a strong aroma of barbecue after removing it from the cello. The cigar also gave my fingers that barbecue smell. After finally lighting up, the cigar delivered a sweet woodsy flavor along with a good dose of barbecue and some spice. I found the cigar to be medium bodied, but at the upper end of that range, and not quite medium-to-full. The cigar had a very good draw, burned evenly, and held a medium-to-long ash. No relights nor touch-ups were needed during the 50 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining.
The Kentucky Fire Cured cigar had a very interesting and different flavor, to say the least. It would be a great choice of cigars to smoke while grilling in the great outdoors, and/or when sipping on a glass of Jack Daniels or Eagle Rare. But on other occasions, I would have to rate it with a strong 3.75 points on a 5-point scale. The cigar did not overwhelm my palate with barbecue like I thought that it might, and was well balanced. Most definitely worth giving a try, especially at a summer cookout.