Very often, world class cigar makers are known for potent, full strength blends that satisfy the biggest smokehounds. But in many portfolios, you’ll often find a milder offering – the one stick that you pull out when you don’t need a cigar to grab your tongue, slap you around, then kick you in the chest to knock you out of your seat. You just need a relaxing companion to deliver a light buzz for an hour or so. For this company, that relatively friendly offering is the My Father Connecticut cigar.
You won’t find this one tearing up the Cigar Aficionado ratings and awards – it wasn’t built to do that. Instead, this is a premium smoke that demands nothing of you. You don’t have to brace yourself as you toast the foot and wonder what you’re about to get yourself into. We’ll give you the preview right here.
The My Father Connecticut cigar is not as full-bodied as others, but still provides a very nice flavor profile thanks to the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The reason so much Connecticut wrapper leaf is grown there is due in part to the reliable partial cloud cover, which keeps the tobacco leaves from taking in too much sun. That way, the leaves don’t get too dark, thick, or strong. Sometimes you want that, but for a cigar like this, you don’t.
Inside, there’s a Nicaraguan Corojo ‘99 binder and carefully chosen Nicaraguan fillers. According to Janny Garcia, special attention was paid to the blend’s viso leaf (a leaf harvested from roughly halfway up the tobacco stalk), which has undergone extended fermentation. The aging and curing process takes about three years, actually. Cigars, like many other fine vices, are for the patient. Light it up and you’ll be rewarded with flavors of cedar, toast, light cocoa, and spice. It’s a fine way to pass the time, if you ask us, and a fine offering that shows that Don Pepin has more than one gear when it comes to blending.
Please browse our selection of My Father Connecticut cigars at your leisure.