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Monday, 26 March 2012

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myfathelhijo1 We have two quality cigars on tap for you today in the medium-full to full-bodied range. Let’s see if they My Father El Hijo and the Rocky Patel Royal Vintage Robusto have what it takes to become a part of your stogie portfolio.

My Father El Hijo

My Father El Hijo is a line that was created exclusively for the Smoke Inn and its chain of six retail stores in the South Florida area. My Father Cigars was founded in 2008 by Jaime Garcia, who is the son of industry legend Don Pepin Garcia. The two have put out some quality cigars in My Father’s relatively short history, and this newer release promises to be enjoyable as well. In case you were wondering, El Hijo is Spanish for “the son.”

The My Father El Hijo comes in only one size – 5 ½ x 52. The cigar’s filler and binder are not advertised. If I had to take an educated guess as to what’s on the inside, I would say that the filler and binder are Nicaraguan. A special 2009 Ecuadorian Habano wrapper completes the composition. The Garcia family set the very limited wrapper aside for this actual project, so you could call it the cigar’s most prized component. The El Hijo is box-pressed, and it also has an unfinished foot where both the binder and filler extend beyond the wrapper. In terms of strength, the cigar is described as being medium to full-bodied.

Appearance-wise, the My Father El Hijo passes the eyeball test. The cigar has plenty to look at, but I notice the unfinished foot first. It’s not raggedy by any means, and is actually interesting and unique. The box-pressed shape is very subtle. There are two decorative bands that really stick out. The top band is typical to most My Father sticks, and it shows the company name and logo. The band beneath it proudly displays the El Hijo moniker. The toothy wrapper has a medium-brown color and a few sporadic veins. A nice oily sheen really brings out the cigar’s color under direct light. As I give it a squeeze, I can tell that the El Hijo is well-packed with tobacco. Before lighting, there’s an earthy scent and a sweet flavor that’s inviting.

As is usually the case with a Garcia product, the My Father El Hijo burns the way a cigar should. The draw is excellent, and a large volume of smoke is produced. The ash is a nice light color and stays solid. The burn line stays even on its own with zero help from my lighter. No re-lighting is necessary.

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