However, it certainly piqued my interest, so when my wife offered to buy me one, at Tobacco Land in Kelowna, how could I refuse?
Of course, she bought one for herself too, after all, she married me, thus proving she has great taste.
Now, when you get a cigar that you pay top dollar for, you got to find the perfect time to smoke it, and I generally smoke mine in the evenings.
I chose to save mine for a great day, and my wife, already having a great day, decided to smoke hers the same night, so I got a good chance to take in the aroma of the wrapper, as well as the rich, buttery, coffee-like room note of the cigar. (I also got a good chance to take in the picture of my wife smoking a good cigar.)
Well, it took a couple of weeks before finally got around to smoking mine, and on the recommendation of my wife, I smoked it in the early afternoon.
So, after a great day, I took the My Father Flor de las Antillas robusto out of my humidor, and sliced the cap off the head with a double guillotine cigar cutter. One of the easiest slices I have ever done.
The sun grown Nicaraguan wrapper smells sweet, and buttery, with a hint of mint and a definite cocoa under note.
The Nicaraguan puro lights easily with my torch, and draws almost too easily.
The first mouthfuls of the delicious smoke are creamy and buttery, with a minty high note, a chocolaty low note and a peppery aftertaste.
Honestly, in the first few minutes, I would have to say that this is the best cigar I have ever smoked, and I’ve smoked some very expensive Cubans.
The cigar burns evenly, and coolly, the ash remaining tight and burning white with beautiful veins in it.
Once purged the cigar took on a sharp woodsy taste as been described by some as sweet and cedar-like, which I would agree with.
So about 30 minutes later, I am buzzed and satisfied, contended and elated.
Great cigar! Wish I could afford a box!
Total smoking time; 29 minutes.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!