Price – $23
Beverage – Coffee w/cream and water
Size – Toro (6 1/2 x 52)
Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)
Rating – Rocky IV (9/10)
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder/Filler – Nicaraguan
The first thing you will notice when coming across the My Father 5th Anniversary is the beautiful box that houses the coffins that the cigars come in. Here are my thoughts:
1) Great construction, even burn, perfect draw. My only complaint is that out of the three I’ve smoked, two of them needed quite a bit of attention in order to keep them lit. As a disclaimer though, I more or less nursed these cigars and did not power through them.
2) Solid medium-full on the strength scale, most seasoned smokers should be able to enjoy these without a problem.
3) One can expect creaminess, some wood flavor, a little mocha, and some pepper. I also found the cigar to have some earthiness to it at points during the smoke.
4) On average, my smoke time was 1 hour and 45 minutes
Now to the two questions:
Would I smoke it again? Yes
Would I give it humidor space? Yes and I’m calling the 5th Anniversary box worthy
As any cigar smoker knows, presentation can only take you so far and the cigar better be damn good to command a $20+ price tag. Not only did I purchase a box of these, it is also my 2015 cigar of the year. The 2015 is also what I call a “growth stock” cigar. If history is any indication, we must look at this cigar through the lens of past My Father/Don Pepin LE cigars. In other words, this cigar is almost guaranteed to get better with time and in two years they will be far more expensive on the secondary market than their current $23 price tag. I decided to buy at $23, rather than take a chance and want these two years later only to pay $40+/cigar. If you are a My Father fan, I recommend you do the same.
Until next time friends!