The guys down at My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua are known for making (typically) darker, more full bodied cigars. But I was looking through the humidor for something to smoke, and saw something I haven’t tried yet. As most of you know, I don’t always go for a mild cigar, but for some reason I was in the mood today. This is the My Father Edition CT. The first cigar from My Father that utilizes a Connecticut shade wrapper.
What am I smoking?
Cigar Review: My Father Edition CT
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ‘99
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano & Criollo
Ring Gauge: 52
Packaging & Design
The My Father Edition CT come packaged in boxes of 23 cigars, presented in matte black boxes with the companies decorative crest laid across the top. Inside are the cigars, under a half sheet of textured parchment paper and a fabric ribbon. It’s a very nice looking box, and has always been one of my favorite designs.
The cigar itself looks good, minimal veins and seams. It has two highly decorative bands and one black fabric foot band. The smell from the foot includes aromas of cedar and aged tobacco with a slight hint of freshly ground pepper. The prelight draw also offers up those same nuances.
The My Father Edition CT lit up fairly quickly with my torch. On the first draw, it gave off a very pleasing taste of toasted nuts and an exciting sensation of pepper. Through the nose, I can pick up notes of aged tobacco and cinnamon.
Into the second third, the flavor hasn’t changed all that much, but it’s staying consistently tasty. The draw is nice and easy, and the flavors are easy to pick out. This is a very smooth Connecticut shade smoke so far, and the notes are strong and prevalent.
Now into the final third, the My Father Edition CT has picked up slightly in intensity. I’ve also noticed a change in the profile, which added richer notes of white chocolate and French bread with a more buttery texture. The peppery notes are still there, but have mellowed a bit since the first third.
Although this isn’t the first Connecticut shade cigar to leave the Don Pepin and My Father Cigar Factory (Tatuaje’s Cabaiguan comes to mind), this is the first time one has had the My Father bands attached to it. I feel they did a great job with crafting this blend to suit the mild smokers palate while also maintaining that classic My Father punch.