“Everything is grown by us except the wrapper,” says My Father vice president Janny Garcia, daughter of company founder Don Pepin Garcia. La Antiguedad, like most My Father cigars,...
“Everything is grown by us except the wrapper,” says My Father vice president Janny Garcia, daughter of company founder Don Pepin Garcia. La Antiguedad, like most My Father cigars, is a family affair overseen by the skilled tobacco masters of the Garcia family.
The wrapper, of course, is a doozy: an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro leaf. Rosado is notoriously hard to grow right outside of Cuba, and gives a wonderful spicy flavor to the cigar. Inside, there are three kinds of filler tobacco from San Rafael, Las Quebradas, and San Jose in Nicaragua. There’s also a double binder: Nicaraguan criollo and Nicaraguan corojo. Much of this tobacco has been aged a minimum of three and a half years to allow it to develop character.
Speaking of aging, “La Antiguedad” translates to “Antiquity” in English, and the My Father La Antiguedad cigar was named to celebrate Cuban history and heritage. The band features art from the 1870s, and we wish we knew exactly what was going on there. Sadly, we don’t. We see a phrase that says something like, “Proveedores de la Real Casa.” Cursory research reveals that we would have to go down the rabbit hole of understanding Spanish aristocratic titles to provide more information and context.
(This is usually the part of an episode of Pawn Stars where we would call in a local history professor to educate us on what is depicted in the scene so we could truly learn a bit about La Antiguedad. Instead, we’ll have to settle for what we can learn from the smoke itself.)
Upon lighting, this box-pressed cigar really provides a number of intriguing flavors: toasty toffee, raisins, clove, walnuts… it’s fantastic. That’s probably why it pulled in a 92 rating from Cigar Aficionado. It’s another lovely smoke from a company that’s at the top of the cigar game.
Please browse our selection of My Father La Antiguedad cigars at your leisure.