My Father Cigars
Flor de las Antillas Maduro
652 Toro (Pressed)
Solidly built, firm in hand. Increasingly oily top-leaf lags hither-thither. Notes of Pepin peppers, espresso/semisweet chocolate braced over-top barnyard underbelly by hardwoods and almonds.
FINAL GRADE: B+
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown Oscuro
ORIGIN: My Father Cigars S.A., Nicaragua
This Maduro version of My Father's Flor de las Antillas shipped widely at 2016's end, after being only narrowly available as a singular-sized offering at New Hampshire's Federal Cigars in commemoration of their anniversario. "We had to tweak [the cigar] in order to get the blend stronger than the regular Flor de las Antillas and in order to get the right balance with the Maduro wrapper," said Jose Ortega, vice president of sales for My Father Cigars, to Cigar Aficionado. This offering is a follow-up to that Nicaraguan Sun Grown top-leaf'd brethren a' it, which was named Cigar of the Year for 2012 (Toro vitola). Available formats include: Toro Gordo, Toro Corona, Petit Robusto and Torpedo.