+11, 5.5” x 52 ring gauge / MSRP $7.95
When last we really talked about the My Uzi Weighs a Ton project, it was when I did a short review of the Bait Fish vitola last May. That version of MUWAT made my “12 for 12” year-end list as well...simply fantastic flavor packed into a small stogie that doesn’t take all that long to enjoy. But I stand by the fact that the 60 ring gauge original MUWATs just don’t do much for me...as is the case with many large ring gauge cigars. Last summer, Drew Estate announced that the cigar would be available in a smaller size besides the Bait Fish, something called “+11.” My Uzi Goes To 11? I don’t know. But it did interest me because it meant that the ring gauge was going to be pared down to something more my speed...a 52 ring gauge. A little ironic that a 52 would have been considered a “large ring gauge” maybe 15 years ago; today it’s strictly middle-of-the-road. The MUWAT line is a collaborative effort between Drew Estate and their partner, Joya de Nicaragua...Jonathan Drew was responsible for blending, while JdN rolls the sticks. They use fillers from Brazil (Mata Fina Oscuro) and Nicaragua (Esteli Ligero, Jalapa Seco and Condega Viso), a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro binder and a Mexican San Andres Negro wrapper leaf. This review is my first MUWAT of this vitola and it was purchased at Burns.