Worth The Hype (My Father Flor de las Antillas Robusto)


When I first read up on My Father’s 2012 cigar of the year, rated 96 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine, I seriously wondered if a cigar can really be that good.

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!

PipesandCigars.com sells them , HERE, for $7.00 to $9.10 USD a stick or $123.95 to $163.95 a box of 20.

Total smoking time; 29 minutes.

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!

7 thoughts on “Worth The Hype (My Father Flor de las Antillas Robusto)

  1. Erin, First off I want to thank you for the great review. The My father line of cigars is my absolute favourite, followed by Alec Bradley’s lines. The Flor de las Antillas is my favourite cigar to date and because of that I decided to stock up on boxes. You review is absolutely spot on with regards to the flavour profile and the description of the cigar itself.

    Secondly, I want to make you aware of a great Canadian cigar site http://cigarchief.com/ which is located in Ontario. That interesting thing is, if you are not already aware of, is that they are a tobacconist that is located on an aboriginal reserve…..therefore not duties!!! Their prices are competitive, although not always exactly as cheap, as the sites from the US. They charge a flat rate of $25 for shipping across Canada and you need not worry about customs.

    I hope that this information can help you find some nice, reasonably priced stogies. Let me know what you think!

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