My Father Cigars came out with their first Limited edition in 2010 in what would become an annual release for the company. Sometimes it takes the My Father Brand, sometimes the Don Pepin Garcia. This year was the My Father | Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Toro. This is the first year it was actually released in two sizes, in addition to the 6.5″ x 52 toro, it also comes in a 5.75″ x 50 Robusto.
The idea behind the limited editions was to make a special version of the cigar using the fabled pelo de oro tobacco. The first year of the release, 2010, Don Pepin and his son Jaime rolled the cigars themselves. Each year the cigars come in coffins and boxes of 14.
This cigar has a gorgeous dark brown reddish wrapper with some tooth and a few veins. There is a large triple cap and the foot is even. The wrapper smells like baseball glove leather and has a bit of sweetness. The foot is similar just a bit mustier. Pre-light draw is also musty with a bit of a paint like flavor.
The first puffs have a nice amount of pepper spice but soon mellows out into soft wood flavors. I’m also joined by the leather I picked up pre-light. The burn has been a bit troublesome and wants to run.
There is a subtle shift in flavor form leather to coffee. The burn has corrected somewhat and the draw and smoke production are good. Towards the end of the third, a nice creaminess has come through.
This third starts out with the addition of a citrus flavor. The burn is still solid. This third finishes off with mostly aged tobacco flavors.
This was a fast burner. For its size, I would have expected a longer smoke. It was a really good cigar, but for something so special, I wanted a little more. Hopefully with age, things get even better and make it more special. I enjoyed this cigar and am glad I got more to age.