The Liga Privada Único Serie Pancetta is set to return on Oct. 1 at the same two shops where it has been released since its debut in 2019: Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop in Havertown, Pa., and Barrister Cigars in Union, N.J., both of which are Liga Privada Lounges.
The cigar is a 4 3/4 x 50 short belicoso that uses the same stalk cut and cured, Connecticut-grown habano wrapper that is used on the Liga Privada T52. The binder, a Brazilian mata fina leaf, and the fillers that come from Nicaragua and Honduras, are the same that are used for the Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig.
“Pancetta is the perfect marriage of the best Liga Privada has to offer,” said David Mallow, owner of Barrister Cigars, via a press release. “It’s Feral Flying Pig blend with a T52 wrapper in a Short Belicoso size. The boldness of the Feral Flying Pig filler and binder paired with the tastiness of the stalk-cut and stalk-cured habano wrapper really shines in the Short Belicoso format. Dave Mayer and I couldn’t be happier with the blend selected for our Liga Privada Lounge Exclusive cigars.”
This year’s edition of the Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta also features a foot band that identifies it as an exclusive release for 2021.
“Two of the first retailers to believe in our vision for Liga Privada and support our story of stalk-Cut and stalk-Cured tobaccos from the Connecticut River Valley were our close friends at Wooden Indian and Barrister,” said Jonathan Drew, co-founder and president of Drew Estate. “Their love and passion for Liga Privada is matched only by the deep, rich, commanding and authoritative presence of this bangin’ cigar.”
It comes with an MSRP of $12.46 per cigar and $299 for a box of 24 cigars. Production numbers have not been disclosed.