Falto Privilegio Mi Viejo Liga #8

2_Box_Falto _Privilegio_Mi Viejo_CigarAnyone who visits here knows I usually don’t care about the back story behind a cigar. But I thought this was interesting enough to share, especially considering the effort put into the blends. So here we go…

The Falto Privilegio Mi Viejo took Luis Falto a long time to develop. In the end, he ended up with two blends that his family and friends liked. Some liked one, some liked the other. He finally chose to include both blends in each box. You get 10 of the Liga #8, and 10 of the #9.

While both blends are essentially the same, the big difference is in the Viso leaf. The Liga #8 has a Viso of Cuban seed tobacco, while the Liga #9 has Dominican seed Viso.

It is claimed that the #8 “Delivers a medium to full flavored smoke with a rich balance and singular complexity.” The #9 is said to have “More full flavored smoke with a richer complexity and exquisite balance.”

Today I will be reviewing the Liga #8. Stay tuned, as I will be reviewing the #9 very soon.


As always, I paired this cigar with water and here are my thoughts.


Wrapper: Corojo Ecuador

Binder: Dominican Olor

Filler: Nicaraguan, Brazilian, Dominican

Size: Churchill 6 3/8 x 48

Price: $9.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a nice sheen to it, with some small to medium veins here and there. The cigar was evenly packed, and bounced back when squeezed. The wrapper and foot had a sweet cedary odor. The pre-light draw was good, and had a sweet natural tobacco and cedar taste.

The ash held for just over an inch, and the burn required a couple minor touch up’s.

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The first third was very smooth with an simple blend of flavors. In the distance was earthiness. A combination of cedar and nuts rounded things out. There was a little spice as well, and was very noticeable when passing smoke through the nose. The aftertaste had a tinge of sweetness. It really stuck to the palate and lingered for awhile.

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The second third took a sweet turn, sometimes… Essentially it kept the same flavors, but at times they had a sweetness wrapped around them. It would come and go. Other then that, it kept pace with the first third.

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There wasn’t a lot to report in the last third. The spice mellowed out a bit. Otherwise, everything remained the same. The body may have picked up a notch, but remained medium.

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This was a good, solid medium bodied cigar. I think it lived up to it’s description of “A rich balance and singular complexity.” The flavors were pretty consistent throughout, but they mixed together nicely, and overall it was very refined. This kept it from being a boring experience. If you run across Falto Cigars, I recommend trying them. Thanks to Luis Falto for sending these to me to try!

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