Flor de las Antillas

Flor de las Antillas #1

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Belicoso
Size : 5 1/2 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaragua Sun Grown
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $8 each
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This week I decided to review a new(ish) member of the Pepin Garcia portfolio. The Flor de las Antillas is a hand rolled Nicaraguan puro that is being made to honor the Garcia families ties to Cuba. In 2012, this cigar earned the first spot on Cigar Aficionado's "Cigars of the Year" list. The Flor de las Antillas are available in boxes of 20 and come in the following four sizes:

  • Toro 6 x 52
  • Toro Grande 6 ½ x 56
  • Belicoso 5 ½ x 52
  • Robusto 5 x 50

On to the review…

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My Father Cedros Deluxe Eminentes

My Father Cedros Deluxe Eminentes

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Corona
Size : 5.5 x 46
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $7-9 each
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My Father cigars may only be a recent name in the world of premium cigars, founded in 2003 by Don José “Pepin” Garcia, but it’s a world famous one. My Father’s motto is, “the art, tradition, and style of Cuba,” though their cigars are not manufactured there. My Father Cedros Deluxe Eminentes was crafted with a Nicaraguan binder and filler wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado leaf.

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My Father El Hijo (Quick Smoke Series)

My Father El Hijo

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Robusto Extra
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano 2009
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $9.75

The El Hijo was one of four exclusive cigars made for Smoke Inn's 15th anniversary last year.

The El Hijo is a light brown box-pressed cigar with visible seams and a few large veins. The triple cap is expertly placed; the cigar has a pretty open draw and features about a quarter inch of filler tobacco protruding past the foot of the wrapper. The wrapper and filler tobaccos smell strongly of black tea leaves. Construction is perfect with no soft spots, good amount of filling, and razor sharp burn that needs no touch-ups.

1st Third- Filler tobaccos start off with slightly bitter but floral qualities. Once the wrapper is lit, has some nuttiness, hint of cedar, but backed heavily by light milk chocolate and floral notes.
2nd Third- Bursts forth with tons of chocolate-malt-pepperiness. Ends with wood and nut flavors.
3rd Third- Hazelnut, mild milk chocolate, and lighter pepperiness. Ends full-bodied.

My Father El Hijo

This is probably my favorite My Father cigar I have had outside the #1 and Le Bijou Petit Robusto. This is a bit different in the fact that its pepperiness is latent but is so pronounced that the cigar will need more aging to show how good it really is. It seems blended to stand the test of time. If you got 'em still, wait another 2-3 years. Definitely a box purchase. Keep smokin' my friends,...

Appearance : ★★★★½
Construction : ★★★★★
Flavor : ★★★★☆
Value : ★★★★☆
Overall : ★★★★½ (4.25)

My Father Special “S”

My Father Special S

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua*
Filler : Nicaragua*
Binder : Nicaragua*
Hand-Made
Price : event only release (MSRP: $10)
More info about purchasing My Father Special S cigars...

Beginning in 2011, the My Father Cigar Company began handing out special cigars to customers that purchased boxes at events. The My Father Special S is rumored to be based on the company’s very-limited 2007 release El Centurion. The sample smoked for review was one from a package of three I received after purchasing a box of My Father Cigars. As I began searching and asking for information on the blend, the closest answer I got is that the blend is based off the original El Centurion blend which is a Nicaraguan puro. Interestingly, there are actually two special “event-only” cigars that My Father Produces; the Special “S” and the Special “S” White Label. I was told by a very reputable dealer that the “White label” will stay an event only release, while you can find a few dealers that sell the “Special S” in boxes of three, which retail for about $30 a box.

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My Father Le Bijou Petit Robusto

My Father Le Bijou Petit Robusto

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Wrapper : Pelo de Oro / Habano Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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I have been a big fan of the regular My Father cigars, but never gave the Le Bijou line a chance until now. My local B&M, Habana House in Austin, had just gotten a new shipment of these in months ago and were recommended for me to try out by Abdul, the manager of Habana House. I obliged due to the fact that the new Le Bijou was in my favorite vitola, a petit or short robusto. I also had to try it due to the fact that the new Le Bijou was sporting the infamous pelo de oro wrapper. So here is what I thought…

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My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro

My Father Le Bijou 1922

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$230 per box
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As the Son of the Father & Son cigar review team known as the Tollaficionados, one would think that this would fit right in to our little theme. Well keep thinking. We have a special guest reviewer assisting me on laying forth the positives and negatives this time around. Uncle Bill from Ohio came into town to sit in on a session of tobacco worship, and give his opinions on the My Father Le Bijou 1922.

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My Father Le Bijou 1922

My Father Le Bijou 1922

Origin : NicaraguaDon Pepin Garcia cigars
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $135.00 per box
More info about purchasing My Father Le Bijou cigars...

Le Bijou, French for "the jewel" was a blend created by Jose Don Pepin Garcia to honor his late father after Jose's son, Jamie, created the original My Father blend to honor him. 1922 refers to the year of Jose's father's birth. The new blend utilizes a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper in contrast to the original My Father series which uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The wrapper change gives Le Bijou a fuller body and more depth of flavor. I want to send a shout out to Jeremy Soares of My Father Cigars and everybody over at buttheadstobacco.com for making this review possible.

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My Father Limited Edition 2010

My Father Limited Edition 2010

Origin : NicaraguaMy Father Cigars
Format : Toro
Size : 6.5 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano Criollo
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $10+ each
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This is a cigar I’ve been eagerly awaiting since I heard it will feature some of Pepin’s Pelo de Oro leaf. What’s Pelo de Oro? Meaning “golden hair”, PdO is the grandfather to the modern day Corojo wrapper. According to Tobacconist University:

It is usually a reference to a potent Cuban cigar varietal which was popular in the early and middle 20th Century. This tobacco could be used for wrapper and filler as well, but is disease prone and can infest entire crops and regions so it is rarely grown today. Pelo de Oro can be considered a ‘campesino’ or ‘guajiro’ tobacco since many agricultural workers grow and smoke it to this day – especially in the central part of Cuba. It is known for being quite strong and flavorful as well as sweet.

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