Aaron: The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary comes in a cedar coffin that has a sticker that is a duplicate of the band along with information about the cigar. The cigar itself has a wrapper that is light brown, with some lighter freckles and some knotty, raised veins. The seams are smooth and the caps very well applied. There are two bands, with the primary being the traditional design for the line, but having an added lower portion that denotes 10th Anniversary and the years. The foot ribbon is purplish-red and in gold has a big 10th with 2022 in the middle. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of cedar, hay and earth, while the foot brings cedar, bread and mild spice. The pre-light draw is a lightly sweet and airy cedar.
Seth: I don’t know what it is, but the colors just don’t work for me with this brand. The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary has this marbled Colorado coloring which I don’t like against the red and gold of the bands. Small to medium sized veins throughout, the cigar has this antique brown with red clay coloring. Firm throughout, the cigar has aromas of spices, leather, herbs and dried wood.
John: The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary comes in a wooden coffin that indicates 10th Anniversary. The cigar is presented in cellophane, and does not have a UPC sticker. There are two bands, with a primary Flor de Las Antillas band and a secondary 10th Anniversary foot band. Aromas from the wrapper included sweet bread and mild, faint wood. From the foot, there was sweet tobacco and hay.
Jiunn: The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary has a uniform Colorado wrapper shade. Veins are well pressed, seams tight, bunch and roll even and the head is well wrapped and capped. Aromas from the wrapper tell faint hay and dry barnyard. Aromas from the foot give dried poultry (like a jerky), cedar and black pepper spice. Cold draw tells of mixed nuts and hay.
Aaron: The cigar begins with musty, toasted cedar and earth. At a quarter inch in, a very light creaminess joins in. The retrohale is toasted cedar and earth with light mustiness. At an inch in, a light coffee note becomes present. At an inch and a half in, the musty, toasted cedar and earth are even up front with creamy coffee in the background. As the third comes to a close, a light floral note has joined the profile. The strength is mild-medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with some herbal and seasoned wood notes. Red pepper and mineral spices present as well. Bits of leather and tobacco cream on the finish. Medium-full in strength and body.
John: The first few draws bring flavors of creamy chocolate and wood with a clean finish through the retrohale. Cream and nuts are present at the finish of each puff. Sweet wood moves into the center of the profile as the first third settles in. Leather is present at the end of the draw here as well. Mild vegetal comes through the center of the profile approaching the halfway point.
Jiunn: The first third has a milder and thinner approach to the overall flavor profile. A distinct maple syrup sweetness is very prevalent. In addition to that sweetness, sweet hay, cedar and a touch of dried red pepper spice. Retrohaling provides some light cedar and sweet cherries. The finish is fairly short with aged cedar. Strength and body is mild.
Aaron: As the second third begins, the earth becomes a bit heavy and dry. At a half inch in, the floral note increases a bit. At an inch in, the earth is slightly ahead of the musty, toasted cedar. The retrohale is toasted cedar, earth and floral notes. At an inch and a half in, a light black pepper joins the profile while the creamy coffee has departed. As the third comes to a close, the earth remains slightly ahead of the musty, toasted cedar with light black pepper in the background. The strength is now slightly below medium.
Seth: The second third is a continuation of the first third. Red pepper and mineral spices up front. Bits of wood and leather with some tobacco and cream on finish. Medium-full in strength and body.
John: Creamy chocolate leads off as wood finishes the draw. The wood takes on some mildly dry aspects as it evolves. The profile is defined by sweet wood by the halfway point of the second third.
Jiunn: The second third’s flavor profile tastes that much thinner than the first. At times it’s a bit too hollow in flavors. The primary flavors I get now are lightness in cedar, generic creamed sweetness and a touch of effervescence. Strength and body is still mild.
Aaron: As the final third begins, the toast level for the cedar increases. At a half inch in, some wood bitterness becomes present. The retrohale is now toasted cedar, earth and light black pepper. At an inch in, the toasted cedar increases to become even with the earth while the musty portion departs the profile. At an inch and a half in, the cigar warms up and brings a vegetal note that increases the overall bitterness of the profile. As the cigar wraps up, the toasted cedar and earth are even up front with black pepper and a mix of vegetal and wood bitterness in the background. The strength bumped up to medium.
Seth: The final third is heavy on the mineral and pepper spice notes. Some leather and wood qualities, but mineral and tobacco are heavy. Medium-full in strength and body. Maybe full. Dry finish.
John: The flavors are wood forward on the retrohale with sweet bread in the center, with dry wood finishing. I find it to be largely sweet wood and hay as it continues through the last third. The hay is driving the profile with accents of earth on the post draw approaching the halfway point.
Jiunn: The final third is unchanged from the second third. Still a thin and at times flavorless combination of cedar, generic creamed sweetness and effervescence. Strength and body finishes the same medium minus.
Aaron: The burn line was a bit wavy at times and then quarter inch wide sections of the wrapper didn’t want to burn, but always self corrected. The ash held on in inch and a half increments.
Seth: Very good burn from start to finish.
John: The burn was straight through the first third, becoming uneven in the second third which eventually required a touch-up. The burn had no issues through the last third.
Jiunn: Amazing burn performance. Even burn, tight ashes, cool burning temperature and ample smoke production.
Aaron: The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance I prefer.
Seth: Perfect draw.
John: The draw was perfect, right in the ideal zone between resistant and open.
Jiunn: Amazing draw performance as well, giving the best balance of air flow and resistance.
Aaron: The cigar began with musty, toasted cedar and earth. Some light creaminess joined in fairly quickly and a light coffee note a bit later. A light floral note joined at the end of the third. The second third saw the earth become a bit heavy and dry. A light black pepper joined a bit later and the creamy coffee departed. The final third saw some wood bitterness join and later a vegetal bitterness. The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary had a nice, but fairly basic start. In the second third, when the earth took the lead, it dropped the profile down a level and maintained that the rest of the way. This is a very different style blend for the brand and regular smokers of My Father may wonder where the pepper is at. Overall, I felt the cigar was fairly average. I’m not opposed to a cigar like this which is out of the box for a brand, but it still needs to be a blend I’d want to come back to. Combine that with the high price point and I don’t see this as a cigar I’d likely revisit.
Seth: I wasn’t blown away by the My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary. I have never been crazy on the line, but I would have expected more with this being a 10th Anniversary blend. Of course, it could be because I just was not one for the line from the get go. However, I have found My Father to do very well with anniversary cigars, even if I did not enjoy the core line blend as much as I cared for the limited offering. I thought it was a little dry and too herbal/spicy. Needed some richness.
John: The My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary started out with tasty flavor components of creamy chocolate and clean wood. Unfortunately, as it progressed, the profile became flat, linear and lacking depth of flavor or flavor combinations. On its own, this would be disappointing, but when you factor in a super premium price point, I am left scratching my head on this one. The draw was perfect, while a single touch-up was required to correct an uneven burn in the second third. As I mentioned above, this release is a complete miss for me. When you factor in pricing, I can’t see myself gravitating to this over the regular Flor de Las Antillas which has always been consistent and is under a quarter of the price. Total smoking time was 2 hours and 26 minutes.
Jiunn: I admit it, I have a soft spot for My Father. This brand was one of the brands that got me deeply into cigars. Obviously reviewing this cigar (and any other cigar for that matter), I take an objective approach. But after smoking this big My Father Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary, I’m highly irritated and disappointed in the flavor profile. Way too mild and thin in flavors and body. I kindly suggest a redo.
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