First introduced in 2010, the My Father Limited Edition is enjoying its 5th year. However, since they did not release a limited edition in 2014, it is only the 4th cigar in the series. In its inaugural release the cigars were rolled by father and son Don Pepin Garcia and Jose Garcia; the latter which is credited as the master blender and is denoted on the secondary band of the cigar.
The limited edition comes in a beautiful box of 14 cigars with each stick in an individual coffin, and is limited in production to 4,000 boxes in the US Market and 200 boxes for the European market.
Cigar Review: My Father Limited Edition 5th Anniversary
Size: 6.5 x 52 (Toro)
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Rosado Oscuro
Binder: (Dual) Nicaragua Corojo 2006 & Nicaragua Habano
Source: Two Guys Smoke Shop
The Look: Once you slide the lid off the coffin you are treated to a vision of beauty. The cigar featuring the classic My Father band, with a secondary band denoting Limited Edition by Master Blender Jose Garcia and an orange ribbon foot band, the LE is the benchmark for appearance. The wrapper is flawless and rolled to perfection with no seams visible. The cigar itself is firm to the touch with a spongy foot and an above average weight.
The Notes: The My Father Limited Edition 5th Anniversary serves up notes of mocha and caramel on the cold draw and bit of meatiness as well. The foot of the cigar serves up an aroma of coffee and earth. There is a lot going on with this cigar from the get go and it has me eager to light it up.
Once the cigar is lit there is that signature Pepin spice that is especially noticeable through the nose. Once you get to the 1/4 inch mark of the LE 2015, the pepper subsides and the cigar really begins to shine. Notes of coffee and a slightly floral component are primary with some coffee on the finish
In the second third of the cigar, the retrohale has some nice spices to it. The coffee notes remain but there is a sweetness in the background that reminds me of mocha. The strength of the cigar kicks it up a notch, and there are subtle nuances of pine nuts.
Smoking into the final third of the cigar the pepper ramps up on the retrohale, but the cigar itself begins to get slightly sweeter. There are notes of cinnamon and mocha, with some cedar and coffee with the latter especially noticeable on the lengthy finish.
The Burn: The cigar burns slowly and flawlessly throughout the experience, which this cigar elegantly creates. The light color ash is firm, and held for more than a third at a time. The combustion line is razor-sharp and gets thinner as the cigar progresses. Once the cigar is toasted and lit it never goes out from start to finish.
Overall: While the allure of a cigar rolled by the Father & Son Garcia of the first ever release sets it self apart, this might be the best of the cigars released as part of the Limited Edition series that began in 2010 in terms of the cigar itself. The 5th Anniversary edition is extremely flavorful with a lot of subtle nuances that make it worth every penny. Ready to smoke right out of the box, this cigar has the potential to age tremendously and I plan to put a few away to see how they smoke in the future. Rich and robust this is a cigar that does not disappoint and definitely worthy of a box purchase.
Price: $22.99 at Two Guys Smoke Shop
(Random Thoughts While Smoking)
- The My Father Band remains one of my favorite bands in the industry. From the texture of the paper, to the coloring and gold foil it works for me.
- I paired this cigar with water; but the last few puffs were with Cuban Coffee.
- While pricey, the My Father Limited Edition remains one of my favorite limited releases.
- I believe this years is the best to date as I alluded to earlier in the 5 year history of the line.
- When removing the bands, its best to do so slowly as the thicker stock of paper sees the pectin (glue) adhere tighter.
- Smoking Time was 2 hours (once again, I am a slow smoker).