This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Cigars & BDSM

As I said in my previous cigar review, occasionally enjoying a quality cigar has become a guilty pleasure of mine.

It started last August, when friends ProfCedar and rocketgrl put together a D/s cigar smoking demo.

The rest, as they say, is history.

I now own a pair of humidors.  I smoke three or four cigars in a good week.  In a “bad” week, my consumption could be five or six, especially if there’s lots of thinking to do.

The last long weekend at the kinky kabin I carried in 6 full sized cigars and a dozen smaller sized infused cigars from a pair of CAO Flavours Sampler Boxes.  Yes, there’s lots and lots of thinking to do these days.  That’ll happen with new relationships that are complicated by children, not to mention a spouse, who may become an ex-spouse against his own wishes.

Did I say I had lots of thinking to do?  Ya, I guess I did, and I still do.  What a great excuse time to try a new cigar!

I ♥ Infused Cigars

I recently became an aficionado of infused cigars.  That’s especially true of Drew Estate’s Acid brand of cigars.  

Sure, some folks may not consider an infused cigar to be as “manly” to smoke as a full flavored maduro wrapped long leaf stick.  What could I care?  Dominants like myself aren’t looking to conform as much as we are simply looking to be true to ourselves in light of the weight of societal pressures to do otherwise.  In other words, I’m not smoking to impress anyone, let alone to maintain an image.

So, there’s no doubt that infused cigars are a delicious pleasure of mine.  And, they aren’t even a guilty pleasure.  Obviously, if I’m writing about infused cigars here, I’m not ashamed in any way to say I enjoy them.  Thank you very much!

It started with a gift from Sinnja, who brought a CAO Moonstone infused/flavored cigar to me as a present a few weeks back.  Mellow, subtle, and delicious, I was hooked on the concept.

Who knew that cigars could smell like incense and be welcome in the house?  It might not be true for any others, but that’s certainly true for Drew Estate offerings!

Drew Estate’s Natural Dirt Torpedo (5.0″ x 52)

drew estate natural cigarsDrew Estate’s Natural line of cigars are crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua using Nicaraguan leaf combined with traditional black tobaccos.  Here’s how the line is described at Cigars International:

The Natural cigar line by Drew Estate is a cigar you have to try. Each is handmade in Esteli, Nicaragua with a host of different gourmet long-leaf tobaccos from Syria, Haiti, Turkey, Dominican Republic and St. James Parish. Exceptional draw leading to incomparable flavor. These cigars impart a unique, distinctive taste which you won’t find anywhere else.

The current offerings from Drew Estate Natural, as listed at Cigars International, include:

Big Jucy: an extra-big, extra-juicy, Jucy Lucy
Clean Robusto: 
naturally sweet and rich
Dark Angel: 
a chunky torpedo with a rich, sweet, and complex medium-full flavor.
Dirt: 
black as night; delicately seasoned; hints of mocha
Dirt Torpedo: 
a bigger, dirtier version of the Dirt in a Torpedo size
English: 
medium to full with superior balance in richness and sweetness
Egg: 
an intriguing flavor, aroma, and rabbit-in-a-snake appearance
Jucy Lucy: 
Cameroon wrapper; small size; hint of caramel, smooth
Ltd. Irish Hops: 
dark, rich, creamy, with a sweet finish; complex and medium in body.
Ltd. Pimp Stick: Cameroon wrapper; medium-bodied, major flavor; exotic blend; rich, smooth, subtle
Medusa: a funky culebra offering 3 rich, mocha-filled cigars in one.
“NDB”: 
a 7″x44 lonsdale version of Dirt. Natural Dirt Blend.
Root: 
mocha cappuccino taste; hearty flavors
Root Deluxe: 
a 6″x50 version of the Root that comes individually tubed
Shorty: dark, slightly sweet, and rich. Hints of mocha and chocolate.

drew-estate-dirt-torpedo-06I’ve sampled a few of those offerings, and all have been very nice.  For this review, I’ll be discussing the Natural Dirt Torpedo (5.0″ x 52). I’ve had the pleasure of sampling several of the Natural Dirt Torpedos, and can say without a doubt they are consistently delicious and satisfying.

Here are the official descriptionof the Natural Dirt Torpedo from Drew Estate:

DIRT & DIRT TORPEDO – There really is no choosing between these two stellar smokes, because they both rule. Aromatic black tobaccos with a touch of sweetness get you where ya need to go. And yup!, soon you will be chain smokin’ them.

Of course Cigars International descriptions are also very relevant:

Dirt: black as night; delicately seasoned; hints of mocha
Dirt Torpedo: a bigger, dirtier version of the Dirt in a Torpedo size

Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedo | The Review

The Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedo I sampled specifically for this review was a rich beauty straight from the wrapper in.  The dark Nicaraguan maduro wrapper is lovely, rough in texture, but not full of veins.  The cap is flavored with more than a subtle hint of sweetness.

Unlike Drew Estate Acid cigars, where the infused nature of the cigar is unmistakable, the Natural Dirt Torpedo is far less flamboyant.  There are hints of coffee and mocha, but it’s certainly subtle.  At first whiff all I got was rich strong tobacco smell.  It was only with a moment of reflection and savoring the complex flavor that I found the coffee and mocha.

The stick lit beautifully with my trusty Moretti Churchill Quad-Flame Lighter.  Despite being toasted outdoors on a windy day, the Natural Dirt Torpedo burnt quite evenly.  I love to see clean white ash on my cigars, unfortunately that’s not always the case with cigars who’s infusion process includes contact with any sugars.

In case you didn’t know, sugar burns harsh and black.  Quite undesirable if you ask me.  Fortunately, the Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedo didn’t show the telltale signs of “sugar spray”, even if it did burn to bit of a mottled dingy gray.

Where it really matters, the Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedo does not disappoint.  The smoke was rich, smooth, and satisfying.  Bravo!

It was easier to taste the mocha and coffee undertones at the start of the stick.  At the half way point, it seemed the strong dark tobacco’s really overwhelm everything else, at least it was that way for my palate.  The smoke was always creamy, but peppery undertones begin to make the tongue tingle as the cigar burns down.

As is my personal ritual these days, I shared a few draws on the stick with Serafina.  I should probably say something about sucking on whatever stick I offer my sweet slave, tobacco or not, but I digress.  She found the Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedo very strong, rich flavored, complex, and heady.  Perhaps that’s more than a little bit like her favorite dominant.

conclusions

It’s not an inexpensive cigar.  A case of 24 Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedos will set a person back a little over $100.  So it’s not exactly an expensive top line cigar either, at least in terms of price.  $4 a stick is a very good price point for these babes, although it’s a little rich for an everyday smoke for some folk.

In terms of flavor and value, I found this cigar to be very good all around.  When I was a cigarette smoker, I tended towards strong Turkish tobacco blends.  So it’s no surprise I favor the rich flavors found in a cigar like the Natural Dirt Torpedo.

It’s not your typical infused cigar.  The Drew Estate Natural Dirt Torpedo will never give Acid cigars a run for their money in terms of exotic aromas.  Instead it offers a very solid tobacco flavor base, with just a hint of delicious infused mocha and espresso goodness.

Very nice!

 photo credits for this post – Sinnja – with her Samsung Galaxy S5 phone

(post phone editing by yours truly – Michael Samadhi)

note – cigars give off carcinogenic smoke when lit and enjoyed – if you want to live forever you are probably reading the wrong blog!

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