My Father No. 2
My Father cigars were introduced in 2008 by Jaime Garcia, son of the renowned Don Jose Pepin Garcia, at Jaime's My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. These full-bodied cigars contain Nicaraguan longfillers and a hybrid Ecuadorian Habano Rosado/Criollo wrapper. The smoke's initial crack of pepper rounds out to reveal a complex brew of spice, wood, coffee, and a kiss of caramelized sweetness. If you thought his father made great cigars, wait til you try Jaime's. A must-smoke!
I'm a bit partial to Padron 64's, but I decided to pick up a My Father No.2 the last time I visited my local cigar shop. The cigar appeared great - a medium-brown wrapper with inconspicuos veins. After cutting it, I experienced a perfect pre-light draw, which remained so after lighting from start to finish. The cigar greets the palate with cream, leather, and coffee notes. A medium bodied smoke IMO, without any bitterness or unwanted aftertastes. A very even burn until the final third - It required a quick "touch up" to even itself out. The cap cracked when I initially cut it, but it did not seem to have any appreciable effects on the burn or flavor of the cigar. I will be trying these again soon and I recommend them without any reservation.