Top Picks from Our Collection of My Father Cigars
Some cigar companies carry with them a certain amount of clout, which has been cultivated generationally, and over the course of many, many years. Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, Arturo Fuente, and Padrón are some of those that come to mind - but there are many others.
Then, there are somewhat more contemporary cigar companies that, despite their young age, produce great cigars that are not only critically acclaimed but also beloved by tobacco enthusiasts around the world. Consider, for example, Drew Estate Cigars, to a certain extent, Cohiba, and of course, My Father Cigars.
Younger though they may be, the My Father brand still produces some excellent cigars.
Why My Father Cigars?
It all started in 1950 with the birth of José Pepin Garcia, who would go on to become a cigar roller at the age of 11. This kicked off a lifelong love of cigars that culminated in the My Father Cigar brand.
In 2003, Jose Pepin Garcia and the Garcia family founded a cigar factory in Miami, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the family officially founded My Father Cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua.
In the years that followed, My Father Cigars have been hailed as “America’s Hottest Cigar Maker” by Cigar Aficionado, and many of their cigars have garnered impressive critical cigar reviews. For instance, My Father’s La Flor de Las Antillas was recognized as the Cigar of the Year in 2012.
Known for their impeccable handmade construction and robust blends, featuring mostly Nicaraguan tobaccos, My Father Cigars are revered across the industry as some of the best of the best.
That said, here are some of the best My Father Cigars from our collection.
My Father No. 1
The My Father No. 1 is a classic among My Father Cigars and one that you should definitely try if you appreciate the brand. It’s also a great ice breaker if you’re not familiar with My Father Cigars.
The My Father No. 1 is a 5.25” 52 ring gauge cigar, made with Nicaraguan binder and filler and completed with a beautiful, almost reddish Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper.
This cigar consistently receives high reviews from critics and casual smokers alike and exhibits excellent construction, great balance, and decent complexity.
Pre-light and cold draw notes serve up a nice mix, with savors of spices such as black pepper and cinnamon, perhaps with a spicy edge of cedar, graced by sweet, mellow undertones of vanilla. There is a mild sweetness to the blend as well.
The light-up and first third will present you with a lot of the notes mentioned above - a little bit of sweetness, with a bit of spicy kick that reminds the smoker of pepper and baking spices like cinnamon. Again, there is a touch of sweetness.
As the cigar matures, the flavor profile remains pretty even and consistent. Some smokers remark that the profile flattens a bit toward the final third and develops a slight bitterness like roasted coffee, but otherwise, the smoke is consistent.
My Father No. 5
Outwardly, and except for the difference in vitola, the My Father No. 5 is ostensibly a lot like the No.1. Like the No. 1, the No. 5 uses Nicaraguan binder and filler and is finished with a beautiful, rich, slightly toothy, oily Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper.
This cigar, however, is a little bigger. It’s 6 inches and a 56 ring gauge, and on top of that, is more of a full-bodied cigar.
Also like the No.1, the No. 5 is well-rolled and has no soft spots. The draw is tight, and as a result, the cigar produces a uniform, tight white ash as it burns.
It also delivers a lot of the same notes as the No. 1, chiefly black pepper and cinnamon, with a touch of sweetness. Both of these flavors are present in the pre-light and cold draw notes and are among the first wafting savors at first light.
Through the first third, the cigar begins to intensity a bit more rapidly than the No. 1, with stronger essences of coffee developing as the cigar matures. This gives the cigar a more brusque, powerful nature and a slight bitterness.
Powerful, large, spicy, and both slightly bitter and sweet, the My Father No. 5 is an excellent cigar for cold weather smoking and one that you should take your time to fully enjoy.
My Father Garcia & Garcia
The My Father Garcia & Garcia (pictured at the top of this article), like the No. 1, is slightly smaller than the No. 5. At 5.25” and a 52 ring gauge, it’s medium-sized. It also sports the same makeup: Nicaraguan binder and filler (the fillers are Criollo and Pelo de Oro) with an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper.
Like the other My Father Cigars mentioned here, the Garcia & Garcia features a silky-smooth, beautiful Habano Rosado wrapper and a tight roll that is free of voids, bumps, and soft spots. This allows it to burn evenly and slowly, despite the fact that the draw is pretty right.
A medium-full-bodied cigar, the Garcia & Garcia offers up a bountiful bouquet of pre-light notes that are a little more mellow and less pointed than the No. 1 and No. 5. Pre-light and cold draw notes comprise hay, earth, leather, the mealiness of nuts and just a little bit of the sharp spice of cedar.
The first light of the Garcia & Garcia is surprisingly powerful despite the light character of the cold draw. The first notes the discerning smoker will notice are likely to be spices like pepper and cinnamon couched on the powerful, bitter notes of roasted coffee.
As the cigar develops through the first third and into the second, don’t be surprised if you start to notice thick, heavy notes of dark chocolate mixed in with the coffee and spice. Some have even noted that there are hints of citrus in this blend.
Towards the final third of the cigar, expect the spice to mellow out, but the stronger notes of coffee and dark chocolate will not slow down, which should remain strong through the end of the smoke.
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If you’re looking to sample the world of My Father Cigars, you won’t go wrong with any of these three suggestions - and you can find them all right here on our website.
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