Drew Estate Nica Rustica “EL Brujito”

The Drew Estate Nica Rustica “El Brujito” is not a fancy looking cigar. In fact, just as the name implies it is very rustic. It is one the things that first drew me to the Nica Rustica. Most people that know of Drew Estate know them for Acid or their Liga Privada #9 lines of cigars. I am not a fan of all Drew Estate cigars but you have to appreciate their creativity and the story of how they got to where they are today.

In case, you were wondering: “El Brujito” means witch doctor or shaman to the locals that roll these cigars.


Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Mexican Negro- San Andres
Filler: Nicaraguan –Estelí, and Jalapa
Made In: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 52 Toro

Nica Rustica 2


The Nica Rustica is a gorgeous looking cigar with the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The binder of the Nica Rustica is a Mexican Negro from San Andres. The filler is a mixture of Nicaraguan filler from Estelí and Jalapa. The Nica Rustica has a short pigtail cap. The foot of the cigar is closed. Just a good rustic looking cigar that is begging to be toasted and enjoyed.


First off, the amount of smoke that this cigar puts off is amazing. The smoke from this Nica Rustica just bellows forth from this cigar as you are enjoying it. I did not realize how much I liked a lot of smoke until this cigar. The second thing that I noticed after lighting this cigar is the great draw. I want the cigar that I am smoking to have a great draw and love cigar companies that take the extra step to perform draw tests on their cigars. To me having a draw that you do not have to work at is the ideal type of cigar.

In the first third, I got hints of cinnamon and spice. There was another flavor profile just not sure what it is but going well with the other flavors. Towards the end of this third, I started getting coffee and chocolate.

The second third, the coffee and dark chocolate were more defined as I went through this third. The spice that I was getting originally mellowed out and the cinnamon kept coming back in every once in awhile.

The last third was just as good as the first two. The flavors continued to be fantastic. When the Nica Rustica started to get a little too spicy, I gave the cap a second cut and smoked this cigar down to the nub. Honestly even considered toasted the second one up before the wife realized I was done.


The Nica Rustica is a Medium/Full Cigar. I could not agree more. I would say that this cigar is milder than the Liga Privada #9 but a cigar that I could easily see myself smoking more of then the Liga. It helps that you can readily find the Nica Rustica.

Overall, the Nica Rustica is a great smoke. This will easily make my regular rotation. If you have not tried one, do not hesitate.

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  1. We need to get them to make this in a 7x 52 and a 4 1/2 by 49

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