The Nica Rustica is one of Drew Estates more “affordable” cigars. The best way to describe this 6×52 stick is… a great golf course stogie.
It’s a nice looking cigar – very dark in appearance and firm to the touch. As usual this thing smokes like a chimney – no surprise there (all DE cigars do).
The summary of the Nica on drewestate.com is:
Nica Rustica is a medium to full strength cigar that is blended to showcase native Nicaraguan tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa. Aficionados will enjoy this rustic smoke that is robust and deeply satisfying. Genuine Connecticut Broadleaf encases Nica Rustica and imparts a subtle natural tobacco sweetness and spice.
I found the cigar to be okay. It’s known in the industry as the “Poor mans Liga” and that’s a good description. It doesn’t have any of the amazing Liga flavors but pumps out smoke and burns nicely. I found the flavor(s) to be very one dimensional – hence why it’s great for on the golf course. You don’t need to sit down with this cigar. It’s one that your okay putting down on the tee box, hitting your drive, picking it back up and jumping in the golf cart. I wouldn’t do that with a complex stick that you want to sit down and truly enjoy.
For a more detailed review click HERE
A video review by Brian G. is below (although I disagree with the strength being very strong as I didn’t have an issue with this)
I smoked another Nica Rustica this past weekend and really enjoyed it. I took my own advice and lit one up on the golf course and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I think a little aging in my humidor made some drastic changes to this stick. I tasted some great flavors including cinnamon this time around. Bumping up my experience to really enjoyed.