Cigar Review: My Father La Antiguedad

Cigar Review: My Father La Antiguedad

My Father Cigars
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo & Corojo)
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 5 1/4″ x 52
Strength: full bodied
Price: $6.70

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Overall Rating: 8.8

With their newest release, My Father has resurrected an old Cuban brand called La Antiguedad. The name translates as “The Antiquity” and it is similar to the Flor de las Antillas in appearance. This latest My Father cigar features an Ecuadorian wrapper with double Nicaraguan binders (both Criollo and Corojo). With chocolate and coffee as the backbone, there are also flavors of hazelnut, leather, spice and pepper. The La Antiguedad is a flavorful full bodied cigar that is sure to delight fans of the Garcia family.

Pre-Light: I’ve always thought of the My Father bands as beautiful works of art, and the La Antiguedad is no different. It’s remarkably beautiful, but is unfortunately too small to hang on my wall. The gold and red really stand out against the milk chocolate colored band. There are a few prominent veins and no noticeable seems to this box pressed cigar.

The wrapper gives of an aroma of ground coffee and leather. From the unlit foot an aroma of sweet natural tobacco is easily detectable. The cold draw is smooth with cocoa and earth flavors come through.

Burn: The draw on the La Antiquedad is perfect, as it is on most My Father cigars. The burn is even throughout and requires no touch ups. The La Antiquedad holds its bright white ash very well.

Flavor: A sweet spice flavor comes through off the first few puffs of the La Antiguedad and quickly blends into coffee and hazelnut. Strong spice and pepper occur on the retrohale. Sweet chocolate, coffee and hazelnut soon come to take over the cigar’s first third. In the background there is a sweet spice and leather. Earthy tobacco, chocolate, spice and caramel dominate the first third with subtle hints of cinnamon and leather. During the transition to the second third there is a noticeable powdered chocolate flavor as the pepper and spice die down. Coffee and cinnamon are main flavors during the second third of the cigar. In the background chocolate, almonds and mild red pepper remain. The final third remain much the same as the rest of the cigar with chocolate, coffee and spice mixing together. There is just a bit black pepper to the last inch of the cigar.

Overall: Unlike a lot of people, neither Willy or I were overly enamored with the Flor de las Antillas. That said, found the La Antiguedad to be the cigar that I wish the Flor de las Antillas had been. Chocolate forms the backbone of the flavor profile while coffee, spice, hazelnut, leather and a bit of pepper round out the La Antiguedad’s flavors. The full bodied La Antiguedad should be well received by those who enjoy the cigars made by My Father Cigars. Like almost all My Father cigars, the construction is flawless with an even burn and easy draw. I found the La Antiguedad to be a very good cigar that I personally plan to revisit in several other sizes.

Pairing: A cappuccino or espresso are definitely the best choices for pairing with the My Father La Antiquedad. For those looking for something a bit stronger I’d recommend Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum or Kirk and Sweeney 12 Yr Rum.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)