Casa Magna Liga F Cigar Review

September 19, 2022

Although the Casa Magna Liga F was released last year at the 2021 PCA show in Las Vegas, the brand itself is one of the original premium cigar brands to grace our presence. The full-bodied Liga F from Casa Magna is a follow-up to the original Casa Magna line that industry titan Manuel Quesada launched in 2008. Quesads teamed up with Nestor Plasencia to create the very first Casa Magna line at Plasencia’s Segovia factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Fast forward to today and the Casa Magna production line is now being manufactured strictly by Quesada and their TABADEX factory in the Dominican Republic. With Manuel taking on full production of the Casa Magna Liga F, expect all three sizes available to be stronger and more complex than the originals.

Today we’re smoking the 6 x 52 Toro size, which took about a little under 95 minutes to smoke through the final third. This was my first time smoking anything from Casa Magna and Quesada for that matter, so I was excited to see what all the hype was about. Let’s dive in and talk about this scrumptious smoke.

Cigar Specs

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaraguan

Strength: Full

Wrapper Shade:  Colorado Maduro

Sizes Available:

  Smoke Time: 80-95 minutes depending on size

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Cold Draw Impressions

Upon initial touch, the Casa Magna was humidified to perfection. I went with a straight cut and single flame torch for this smoke session. With a few cold draw puffs before lighting up the Liga F, I detected sweet spices such as cinnamon and white pepper.

Those were the only two flavors I detected in the cold draw. So I anticipated tasting a plethora of other notes. From what I’ve researched about this cigar it has a complex flavor profile I was eager to dive into.

First third Impressions

Fifteen minutes into the first third and the sweet spice of cinnamon was on the tip of my tongue and dominating the other flavors for the time being. Sweet spice is something I’ve learned to appreciate in cigars. It satisfies my lasting sweet tooth I seem to have more and more these days.

Another fifteen minutes into the first third and the sweet spice flavor note took a back seat and allowed hints of fresh cut grass and chocolate to come to the forefront and take over for the time being. With the chocolate notes making an appearance it continued to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Second Third Impressions

As I entered the second third, the earthy tones and chocolate flavor notes remained prominently throughout the smoke. A tasty addition that was a familiar note was the white pepper I was able to detect in the cold draw.

With the sweet spice no longer present, the combination of the three notes I’m detecting made for a different smoking experience than the first third. Being able to detect notes more often now, I’ve noticed that one individual cigar can have an ebb and flow in the flavor portion and if produced right, you’re in for one amazing smoke session.

Final Third Impressions

The only addition to the final third of the Casa Magna Liga F Toro is a dash of espresso. That clashed splendidly with the already sweetness and freshness the wrapper tobacco was providing all along.

Pairing Options

Being that I enjoyed this smoke at work, I paired the 6×52 Casa Magna Liga F with a cup of coffee. I used flavored creamer so that most likely enhanced the sweet spice and espresso notes I tasted throughout.

Before I started each third, I’d take a swig or two of water as well to cleanse my palate.

That’s always a thing I try to do. But most of the time coffee is my go-to beverage of choice to pair alongside a delicious smoke like the Casa Magna Liga F.

Final Thoughts

I didn’t expect much or knew much about this line before smoking it for the first time. I’ve always known about the Quesada Oktoberfest. However, other than that I never smoked anything from Quesada before this month.

Between the Liga F and the Ferio Tego Elegancia, I can find myself being a big fan of Quesada cigars moving forward. From the draw to the ash quality, to the flavor notes, I can see the Casa Manga Liga F being a cigar I’ll keep coming back to.

With the Robusto and Toro coming in a box of 10, you’ll be paying roughly $8.00 to $8.50 per cigar. If you find yourself really wanting more than a box of 10, then the Petit Corona comes in a box of 50, which is priced at $260 for the entire box and $5.20 per cigar.

If you’re a season cigar smoker and looking for something new to add to your humidor


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