Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
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.
Being that Nick Sr. was not available to take part in this review (don’t worry, he will be back for the next go-around), Uncle Bill and I decided that we would use this opportunity to review a cigar created as a tribute to Fatherhood. Jamie Garcia created this stick consisting of an Ecuadorian grown Habano Oscuro wrapper concealing a blend of Nicaraguan long filler as a “tip of the hat” to his Father Don Pepin Garcia. And we smoke them in honor of our Poppas. My Dad Nick Sr. and Uncle Bill’s Dad Karl (My Grandfather).
We chose to enjoy the toro. An $11, 6 x 52 beauty from the My Father stable. The Le Bijou is actually the second created in this line of 3, (The My Father, Le Bijou and The Limited Edition) and it has turned out to be the best. But we will get to that soon enough.
Uncle Bill rolled into town from Ohio on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon and came over to check out my new house and enjoy a fine smoke. Yes, I just recently joined the American homeowners club after years of stuffing the pockets of others for the privilege of residing between their walls. But I write this sitting in my own house, and even better, from within my own cigar lounge that my wife has allowed me to possess. Let the doves fly, sound the trumpets, release the Kracken (zipper is stuck, can’t right now) because I pay a mortgage therefore I am.
OK, cigars, that’s why you are here. We unwrapped these beauties and toasted the foot releasing a sweet aroma. A sign of things to come. Uncle Bill puffed his toro to a glow and sat back enjoying the burst of flavor that the My Father produced immediately. To his surprise, being one who tends to lean towards a mild cigar, this full bodied stick tickled his fancy. And Uncle Bill has an ample fancy. He is a big guy!
As the cigar progressed, approaching the half-way point, its profile grew to not only continue the sweet character we had been enjoying, but began to add a peppery quality as well. Not overpowering by any means. Just enough to add a little depth to an already enjoyable smoking experience.
The full moon began to rise over the pines as we discussed not only the enjoyment in partaking of the Le Bijou, but the great time that we were having just sitting there spending some Uncle/Nephew time together. It happens all too infrequently, but we made the most of it. The My Father Le Bijou 1922 just made it that much better.
Construction was flawless. A durable wrapper, an even burn and no plugs to hinder the ease of the draw made this a 5 star smoke. Volumes of smoke cascaded from the tip filling the air with a grand scent. A pleasure to the snotholes, no doubt.
Come the end of the cigar, the all around positive experience was solidified. The only thing harder than having to put this cigar out was saying goodbye to Uncle Bill. But with a twinkle in his eye and a hardy ho, ho, ho he said that he would be back on Christmas Day. See you soon Uncle Bill.
Coming soon – Nick, Sr. gets back in the lounge chair and we enjoy a private label that we are sure you will want to get your hands on.
Here’s wishing you a long ash!
The Tollaficionados & Uncle Bill