Earlier this year, My Father Cigars started finally shipping the the My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary. The cigar was originally shown off at the 2022 PCA trade show and planned to ship the in November, but packaging delays moved the release into Januray of 2023. This cigar, making the 10 years since the release of the original Flor de Las Antillas, comes in just one size, a 6 1/2 x 52 toro. The blend is a Nicaraguan puro and a tweaked blend of the regular production Flor de Las Antillas line. This 10th anniversary edition only uses tobacco grown by the Garcia family.The wrapper is algo a higher priming leaf than the original blend, making it somewhat stronger and darker in apperance.
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.
The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary has an MSRP of $40.00, making it one of the most expensive My Father cigars ever sold. It comes in individually numbered boxes of 12 of which only 5,000 were made for a total of 60,000 cigars. Each cigar is presented in its own coffin. In addition to the blend and size change, each cigar has a special primary band and a foot ribbon differentiating that it is the limited edition version. The fact that the box contains 12 cigars is an homage to 2012, the year in which the original Flor de Las Antillas line came out. My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary is rolled at My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Vitola: Toro Length: 6 1/2″ Ring Gauge: 52 Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. Blender: Don Pepin Garcia, Jaime Garcia Number of reviewers: 4 – Mickey T. (irratebass) Alan (Eulogy) Doug S. (Unpossible_1) John A. (Bostoneo) Price: $40.00 Age: 2 Months Release Date: January 2023 Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff
Initial Impressions – My Father Flor De Las Antillas 10th Anniversary
“This is a seven-inch fatty, long & strong looking, ready to bust me in the chops if I say the wrong thing. Wrapped in a medium brown mocha wrapper, its texture & tooth is stunning to look at, the oils shinning in the sun. Solid construction, almost seamless in appearance, and topped with a well-executed cap with clean lines.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“With an aroma of horse stables, this ought to be an interesting experience. It is quite strong and execrable, but some may claim that is indicative of a great cigar. We shall see. ” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“For being such a visually toothy cigar, there’s not much bite to it starting things off. Being consistent as it is, the body doesn’t offer much either, with the exception of some light espresso and mild black pepper.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“This is rich tobacco and red pepper profile that is slightly oily on the palate from the start. After half an inch I start to find notes of grain, cedar, and leather but they’re more background notes. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
Flavor: 90 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“Still getting that sweetness, but there is more of a wood note that alternates back N’ forth to try and take the dominate flavor profile. On the retro however there is a vegetal flavor………celery perhaps????? Strength has been a steady mild/medium. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Leather, mushroom, and slightly sweet light char are a nice combination entering the second third. Moving along with this wonderfully constructed cigar, the flavors remain fairly consistent without any real transitions until the very end where a new flavor profile of black pepper, leather and charred wood notes.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Flavor: 90 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
“Still picking up the celery flavors and not just on the retro now………more on the finish, but it’s coating my palate and mixing with the sweetness which enhances it even more. With an inch to go I had to put it down for it became bitter. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“The end is a bit of a disappointment with a mostly tobacco and grassy profile. There is quite a bit of red pepper at the end but the sweet cedar is gone and background notes are all but drowned out. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
Overall Impressions – My Father Flor De Las Antillas 10th Anniversary
“There’s enough resistance with a v-cut to keeps things manageable.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“A bit wavy but almost perfect from start to finish. I left it alone minutes at a time and it always stayed lit. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Very nice construction….plenty of smoke output and plenty of ash which held on for about an inch if not more. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
Overall Strength: Medium Overall Body/Complexity: Medium Experience Overall: 91
“This was a very good cigar. I was greeted with a sweetness after the fist inch or so and it did not let up. Later as the cigar progressed I was treated with a celery type of flavor that started at first on the retro, but soon switched to covering my entire palate… so that mix of vegetal and sweetness was the cat’s meow. The strength stayed at a medium the entire smoking time. Very curious to see what this was.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“I found it to be a solid but sort of unexciting experience. There isn’t a lot of transitions and you better really enjoy a tobacco forward profile. It is not a bad cigar but I think I could find something I enjoy more to spend two hours with.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“When I come across a cigar that is visually bold and rugged, I kind of get a preconceived notion that it is going to smoke similarly. Probably not the best way to approach it, but I’m confident that I’m not alone in that sentiment. This cigar really took me by surprise with a complete lack of that boldness. With the exception of some cayenne pepper in the final third, it really smoked like a mild cigar. I’d be hard-pressed to recommend this one. Just feels like it’s missing the mark.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“This was one big honking cigar, however it smoked so well and provided a decent amount of complexity for even the most hardened cigar smoker to keep interest. The construction resulted in burn and draws that were completely on point near perfection, which expressed itself with its great flavors as a result. I’d recommend this cigar to my friends, my wife, my dog… it was an awesome experience!” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 120
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My Father Flor De Las Antillas 10th Anniversary – Blind Cigar Review
My Father Flor De Las Antillas 10th Anniversary
"This was a very good cigar. I was greeted with a sweetness after the fist inch or so and it did not let up. Later as the cigar progressed I was treated with a celery type of flavor that started at first on the retro, but soon switched to covering my entire palate... so that mix of vegetal and sweetness was the cat's meow. The strength stayed at a medium the entire smoking time. Very curious to see what this was." -Mickey T. (irratebass)