My Father Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Connecticut Toro - Blind Cigar Review

My Father Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Connecticut Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

In 2016 Cigars released an exclusive wrapped version of their Cuban Classic line for Thompson Cigar. The Cuban Classic uses the same blend as the original Cuban Classic that has been on the market since 2006, but replaces the corojo '99 wrapper with an Ecuadorian .

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

Cuban Classic comes in three sizes: Cuban Classic Robusto (5 x 50) – $7.50, (6 x 50) – $8.33, and Churchill (7 x 50) – $9.17. All come in 12-count boxes.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory:
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 (Bearded Bastard) () (Chad Tchad) (randobush)
Price: $8.66
Age: 2 Years
Release Date: 2015
Contributed by: Blind Man's Puff

Initial Impressions – My Father Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Connecticut Toro

Appearance: 88

“Creamy light brown wrapper with minimal seams and veins. The cap has a large triangle piece missing out of it leaving me with a slight worry about unraveling after being cut.” – ()

Aroma: 92

“A lot of aromas come off this cigar from the foot to the cap. I am getting a brown sugar/caramel smell from this cigar.” – (Chad Tchad)

First Third
Cuban Classic – Blind Cigar Review

First Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Cashew, salt, coffee, nougat, light caramel, dry toast, and baking spice. As good as all that sounds, this cigar hasn't captivated my attention yet, as of 1/2” in. This finish is relatively short and leaves the mouth dry. The retrohale is rather one-dimensional, but it's smooth. 1” in and a buttery savoriness comes in a bit, pleasing to the palate, but again, short finish. That doesn't make it bad though. Not a bad cigar, but it's a morning cigar with coffee so far.” – (randobush)

“This blend is starting very mild. A light floral note is coming through every few puffs, but the prominent flavor is easy grassy earth. The draw is a bit tighter than I prefer, and there is a distinct lack of smoke production.” – ()

Second Third
Cuban Classic – Blind Cigar Review

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The cigar transitioned away from sweetness the caramel flavor is gone now. The very mild black pepper flavor there is with some leather notes. Retrohale has gone to just mild anise and picking up some black pepper notes on the retrohale now.” – (Chad Tchad)

“Underlying sweetness, wood, and pepper spice” – (Bearded Bastard)

Final Third

Final Third
Cuban Classic – Blind Cigar Review

Flavor: 87
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“A bit of graham cracker creeps in at the beginning of the final third, as well as the aforementioned flavors amping up thus…complexity has improved somewhat. I detect butterscotch as well now. This cigar burns beautifully cool, the cherry never overheats, lending itself to a long ash, with its solid construction. Coffee & earth have never left the building.” – (randobush)

“In the final third, I'm still chasing the retrohale for all my flavors. This is just a very mild cigar overall. A slight pepper has appeared along with the warm smoky flavors but it is barely there.” – ()

Overall Impressions – My Father Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Connecticut Toro

Draw: 91

“The draw on this cigar was really good. I had no issues with it and it was a consistent even draw through the whole smoke.” – (Chad Tchad)

Burn: 93

“Burn was solid throughout. No touch-ups or relight required.” – (randobush)

Construction: 88

“Minus the piece missing out of my cap causing a slight unraveling after cutting, the construction was solid externally. Internally there seemed to be something that caused a tighter than preferred draw, though perhaps it was intentional.” – ()

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 88

“I liked the flavor profiles, few minor issues with construction but overall it was good.” – (Bearded Bastard)

“This was a very mild blend. I ended up retro-haling with almost every puff to get the flavors I did manage to discover. It began sweet and floral then slowly transitioned into a more smoky mesquite flavor. The draw was a bit tight and the smoke production was very lacking. There was nothing unpalatable about the blend but nothing that stood out either.” – ()

“The start of this cigar was great it had a sweetness and some spices on the palate during the 1st third. then during the second, it weakened, and then during the last third, there was not much flavor. I wish it kept up as it did in the start of the smoke those flavors were outstanding.” – (Chad Tchad)

“Two things I loved about this cigar, the tasty thin silky smooth wrapper, and the construction. Finally, the first BMP review to feature the AshKing Band Slide!” – (randobush)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 88

ReviewerAppear.Aroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
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My Father Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Connecticut Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Summary
"This was a very mild blend. I ended up retro-haling with almost every puff to get the flavors I did manage to discover. It began sweet and floral then slowly transitioned into a more smoky mesquite flavor. The draw was a bit tight and the smoke production was very lacking. There was nothing unpalatable about the blend but nothing that stood out either." - ()
Appearance
88
Aroma
92
First Third
88
Second Third
88
Final Third
86
Draw
91
Burn
93
Construction
89
Overall Experience
88
Overall Experience
89
Good