July 2, 2010
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Cremas
Size : 6.0? x 49
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $11 each
So as the story goes, Pepin’s son Jamie had a secret project he was working on. He was creating a cigar in tribute to his father and he was doing it behind Pepin’s back. He managed to keep it a secret up until he was nearly finished with it and when Pepin found out about it he told his son to give him three cigars which he promptly smoked and loved. That is the Birth Story of My Father Cigars. The cigar is made up of tobacco from the Garcia’s own farms for the binder and filler, and the wrapper is a lovely and oily Habano leaf grown in Ecuador by the Oliva Tobacco family.
The My Father line of cigars is available in four sizes:
In addition to these cigars there have been a couple of line extensions added to the brand including the My Father Cedros Deluxe and Le Bijou 1922. The original My Father is a beautiful looking cigar with a large ornate band and a smooth and oily colorado claro wrapper. The No. 3 Cremas is an interesting vitola because of the unique style of the head of the cigar. It comes to a very short taper, almost like it was going to be a belicoso and then someone just stopped the taper and completed the cap. The result is reminiscent of the fumas style nipple but in truth this is quite different from that. I found I really like this style from both a look and feel perspective. The slight taper was comfortable when smoking and it thought it was unique and pleasant looking.
I found the cigar to be very pleasant and more mild than just about any other DPG smoke I’ve tried. There was lots of coffee bean and dry wood on the palate and the flavors had a creamy texture to them. The aroma produced by the smoke was elegant, and floral. The last third of the cigar was more robust with a mild spice and some leather and occasional flashes of black pepper. The burn was impeccable and the draw perfect. The ash was a little loose and flaky so I had to ash often, but otherwise I had no complaints for this excellent cigar.
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