Ok, I realize I’m a bit late to the game here with this Bait Fish from the My Uzi Weighs A Ton (MUWAT) line. This small Petit Corona sized cigar was released at the IPCPR show of 2011 and garnered a lot of attention. I think anything that Jonathan Drew has something to do with is gonna garner attention, honestly. I’ve smoked the larger, 60 ring gauge of the MUWAT line and enjoyed it. It wasn’t the best smoke I’ve ever had but it was good so I was excited to try out this little guy and see how it stacked up to its larger bro.
The small ring gauge and small length of this My Uzi Weighs a Ton Bait Fish reminds me of the cigarillos that come in the small tins meant for quenching the thirst of cigar smokers who don’t have much time but still want to enjoy a cigar.
I’ve heard mixed reviews about this little guy since it came out and wanted to try one for myself. I think Siz picked this cigar up at a Joya De Nicaragua event here in Nashville a while back with Jeff Tinnell. At that same event, I did ok in the Klackers game but Jeff still beat me. Oh well, at least I got a cool Drew Estate hat out of the deal!
The Mexican San Andreas wrapper is really beautiful; just a nice, brown color and absolutely no flaws anywhere except for a small soft spot just by the band. As some of you know, the famed ‘Undercrown’ line by Drew Estate also carries a wrapper from San Andreas. This is becoming a more used wrapper and I think it gives the cigars it wraps a unique flavor.
Obviously, the band carries the same, bold, black and white writing of ‘My Uzi Weighs A Ton.’ I don’t think I’d ever want to bite down on the barrel of a gun but in the case of this Bait Fish, and if I were a fish, I’d chomp down on this!
I usually like to be accompanied by wine or another spirit (whiskey, vodka, even gin sometimes) but in this case, the name ‘Bait Fish’ got me thinking. Bait Fish made me think of fishing. Fishing got me thinking to lakes and naturally, lakes got me thinking to…wait for it…lake beer! I decided to pair this little 4×44 with a Lite beer.
While again using my vintage cigar cutter, I decided to use my Lotus 3-flame torch lighter on this guy. The wrapper gave off a small amount of tobacco smell, as did the foot. After clipping this Bait Fish, there was a medium-tight cold draw. I was surprised that it was packed so tight, despite its size.
The cold draw put an aged tobacco taste in my mouth. The smell immediately reminded me of an old record store I used to go to when I was a kid. That could also be because the walls of said record store smelled from the cigarette-smoking, older woman who owned it.
Ok, I’m ready to cast a line and see what’s biting!
Immediately after lighting, the draw got very tight. I had to think about cutting the head again but decided to push through and see if the draw got any better.
Upon lighting and throughout this cigar, there was a medium amount of white smoke that, oddly, gave off a sort of metallic scent. Accompanied by the smoke was a very white and tight ash.
The draw stayed tight throughout but the burn was very even. The ash didn’t hold for too long; maybe just ¾ of an inch.
When I entered into the final third, the wrapper started to come undone and I could see the binder which I’m sure negatively affected the taste from that point forward.
Initially, the flavor of this MUWAT Bait Fish was very similar to the large, 60 ring gauge I’d smoked before. There was a woody and earthy presence throughout and not much spice. I’ve read some reviews on this cigar that gave it a medium-full flavor and strength but I didn’t get that at all. To me, it was a very mild flavor with not much taste. And, to me, it was mild-medium in strength.
The flavor present was consistent; there just wasn’t that much of it.
No, not for me.
I would not buy a box.
I’ve always been a big fan of Drew Estate cigars especially the Liga Privada line. That being said, I didn’t really enjoy this stick. To me, it lacked flavor and was just so-so. It’s nice to have a 4×44 size, however, I’d rather take more time and enjoy something with flavor than smoke something just to smoke it if I only have 30 minutes or so if it’s lacking in flavor.
If you do want to try the MUWAT line, I’d stick with the large, 60 ring gauge.