My Father No. 1 (plus giveaway)

My Father No. 1

Yesterday, Jerry posted a review for a cigar that he was surprised to discover we had not yet reviewed before: the Liga Privada No. 9. Following his lead, today I’m doing something similar with the My Father No. 1. It should come as no surprise that this is a cigar I enjoy immensely — so much, in fact, that I bought an entire box to commemorate the birth of my first child. I’ve been smoking quite a few of these recently (including several from my “It’s A Boy” box), and have featured it in a recent Month in Smoke, but for some reason none of us here at Stogie Review have treated it to a full review before now. Allow me to rectify that oversight at once…

My Father No. 1 by the numbers:
Size: 5.25×52
Vitola: robusto
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Full
Factory: My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua
No. smoked for review: 5
Duration: 1 hour
Source: purchased by the reviewer
Price: $10.00
Twitter: @MyFatherCigars

No spoilers here: I loved it. But please still do watch the video to see just how much I loved it and what sort of flavor profile I picked up from these great cigars.

(Video length: 9:22)

Soundtrack: “Game Changer” by Thomas Hogan (used with permission) | @ProgressNotesTH

Suffice it to say, the My Father No. 1 is a “WOW!” cigar for me. Tons of complex, delicious, and evolving flavors that hit me right in the sweet spot of my palate. Absolutely flawless construction. Definitely full-bodied, but not so much that it’ll knock you on your ass. An absolute classic and a personal favorite since the first one I smoked. Without question, the perfect cigar to share with family and friends as we welcome a precious little addition to our tribe.

I enjoy almost everything manufactured by My Father Cigars, both the cigars produced under their own labels and those they make for others. The namesake line, however, will always have a special place in my heart.

My Father No. 1


To celebrate Father’s Day and the birth of my son, I’ve decided to give away two sticks from my “It’s A Boy!” box of the My Father No. 1 to a lucky Stogie Review reader. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me which box of cigars you’ve given away as part of the “It’s A Boy!” or “It’s A Girl!” tradition (if you are a parent), or what you would give away hypothetically (if you’re not a parent). I’ll select one entry at random and mail out a pair of cigars for you to enjoy.

Contest ends July 3, 2012; residents of the US & Canada only; must be 19 or older. Good luck!