We’ll keep it simple up front. This cigar is one of the best smokes ever created, and was awarded Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado in 2015. It earned an eye-popping 97 rating (you’ll almost never see a cigar rated that high), and was praised for its uncanny flavor of chocolate-covered raisins, among many other fine qualities.
The crazy thing is, this isn’t My Father’s first Cigar of the Year win! They had another win in 2012 for La Flor de las Antillas. Only one company has ever pulled off three wins (Padron), so this cigar put Don Pepin, founder of My Father, in ultra-rarified air. It’s really a wonderful way to honor his own father, José Garcia Sr., who was born in 1922. Le Bijou translates to "the jewel" in English, and it’s almost insufficient to describe such a legendary cigar, but we’ll let it rest.
My Father Le Bijou 1922 is a Nicaraguan puro, with Cuban-seed Nicaraguan tobaccos throughout. It features a Habano Oscuro wrapper that provides a lovely sweet flavor, in part responsible for the cigar’s ultimate profile: Raisinets, leather, and caramel pretzels. The box-pressed torpedo vitola was the winner, so if you see it in stock, you know what to do. Smokes like this simply don’t come along every day.
Please browse our selection of My Father Le Bijou 1922 cigars at your leisure.