Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Thursday, 10 November 2011 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
MY UZI WEIGHS A TON ........A REAL "BIKER'S CIGAR"
Rapid City South Dakota resident Greg Temple bought a new (new to him) Harley-Davidson Bagger at the beginning of summer 2011. At the end of summer that bike had 10,000 Greg Temple miles on the clock. And why not, the Bagger gets almost 50 MPG, and summer motorcycle riding in the Black Hills is second to nowhere else. Greg is also a cigar aficionado (he smokes them). Greg's favorite cigar is the Drew Estate MUWAT (My Uzi Weighs A Ton), which is actually the result of a cigar blending collaboration between Drew Estate Tobacco Company and Joya de Nicaragua." Read the story as told below;
"The 411: The UZI story began on the very first final consumer blending session at the Joya de Nicaragua factory in late 2010 during a Cigar Safari tour with the B.O.T.L. group. After conducting blending sessions for the previous 3 years at the Drew Estate factory, we were amped up to extend the concept to JDN. While the B.O.T.L. group crafted their blends, I worked with the JDN team utilizing DE tobaccos, including a San Andreas Negro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder and hearty Brazilian Mata Fina Filler, coupled with Nicaraguan fillers provided by JDN. The blend proved to be rich and earthy, with a bright, sweet undertone." "As months of blending passed, I felt this blend was most noble in the 6×60 format and began calling this cigar "The Uzi." We all had a good laugh at the name, but when I went back to their factory to pick up the round of 50 sticks, I said, "Damn, My UZI's Weigh a Ton!" – and the brand was officially born. The initial sizes are 5×60, 6×60, and 7×60 – with the infamous "Bait Shop" (4×44) to follow." – Jonathan Drew
Cigar: My Uzi Weighs A Ton
Size: 7 x 60
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Binder: Connecticut Valley Broadleaf
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina Oscuro, Nicaraguan Seco Jalapa, Nicaraguan Viso Condega and Nicaraguan Esteli Ligero.
Strength: Starts out Medium, Ends Full
Number Smoked: 2 (1 – 5 x 60 & 1 – 7 x 60)