My Father Flor de las Antilles: The most Cuban of New World cigars
For October’s cigar of the month, the members of Cigar Club LDN were treated to the beautiful My Father Flor de las Antilles. Having last smoked this particular cigar a few years ago, and remembering how much I enjoyed it, I was understandably excited to get my hands on it again. As always there was an in-person meet-up in London, and this time we were going to be joined by a special guest – Ricardo Carioni of Tor Imports Ltd.
The cigar was a beautiful sight to behold. The band itself was a work of art that enticed you to admire the craftsmanship that had gone into making the My Father Flor de las Antilles. The sun grown wrapper was a lovely milk chocolate colour and the foot was protected by a burgundy ribbon. Neatly box pressed, it felt perfectly packed and sported a triple cap. Aromas of cedar and toffee seeped out of the foot, and the cold draw was creamy with hints at the floral notes to come.
Having all picked and cut our cigars, we listened to Ricardo talk with animation and passion about the My Father Flor de las Antilles, a puro cigar from his homeland of Nicaragua that held a special place in his heart. Not long after lighting the cigar we were invited to take a communal draw on our cigars. There was something magical about this shared experience. The flavours that filled my mouth were a rich, creamy coffee with an undertone of orange bitters and hints of juniper. As we released the smoke as one, I picked up a subtle aroma of fennel from the smoke.
Smoking my way through the first third, I was able to pick out hits of wild flower honey, creamy cashew nuts and roasted carrots alongside the gentle coffee flavours. The burn was impeccable and I was halfway through smoking the My Father Flor de las Antilles before the stack of ash started to wobble. Reaching forward, I allowed the ash to drop into the ashtray where it stayed perfectly in tact despite being dropped from a height.
Towards the end of the cigar, the flavour once again changed. This time there was a slightly bitter and oily spice that to my palate tasted like mace with hints of pimento peppers. Alongside this was a deep earthiness that remained with me right the way to the nub. I thoroughly enjoyed smoking this cigar and the experience was made so much more special by sharing it with fellow cigar smokers. This really was a memorable day and such a great way to join in the Central American Doscientos celebrations.
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My Father Flor de las Antilles Cigar Details
- Vitola: Robusto
- Length: 5″
- Ring Gauge: 50
- Smoke Time: 2h
- Source: Cigar Club LDN
- Origin: Nicaraguan
- Binder: Double Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
My Father Flor de las Antilles Review Summary
This was a beautiful cigar that I am looking forward to smoking again. Delicious flavours came in appetising waves reminiscent of the Cuban cigars that the My Father Flor de las Antilles is so often mentioned alongside.
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