Brand: My Father Country: Nicaragua
Size: 7 1/2 x 38 Wrapper: Criollo
Price: $10.00 (Buy)
The Label Factor:
This label reminds me of a wedding dress. The only way I can figure to explain that is by describing it as “flowing”, which brings to mind a dress. Yes, I realize that wedding dresses don’t typically have this much pink and gold in them. Great, now everybody thinks I’m weird. Look, the label flows, alright?
What We Liked:
I’m glad nobody was around to see me battling the sun to take photos. I was walking around the yard like a madman trying to get some decent light on this thing. Imagine if you look out your window to see your neighbor walking all over the yard taking photos of his cigar. You would probably call somebody. I’m not sure who but, you would definitely want to call somebody. First time I can say I got some exercise because of my cigar.
In between photo shoots, I spent some time actually smoking the My Father. Starting off like so many of his fallen brothers, the No.4 begins with only a generic tobacco flavor. After the first few puffs, a strong, earthy profile takes over, bordering on what I can only describe as soil. There is a surprising lack of spice to kick things off and I’m on board with that.
The lack of spice is not the only surprise, as the My Father brings an interesting herbal and floral note that gave me flashbacks to the Nat Sherman Timeless Collection. Nearing the finale, a subtle cocoa rears it’s head giving the No.4 a little bit of sweetness to balance out that dominant earthiness.
What We Didn’t Like:
I’ll admit the My Father No.4 was my first lancero and I really thought I would love it. It definitely had its advantages; such as excellent smoke production and razor sharp burn. However, it almost feels like smoking from a straw. I wouldn’t say it turned me off but I think I would reach for a different vitola in the future.
Because of the size, I walked into this cigar with perhaps a little too much arrogance. Strutting out to the deck, I’m thinking to myself, “It’s a 38 ring! Surely this little guy can’t hurt me.” Oh, how wrong I was. I even ate lunch before smoking but that wasn’t enough to curb the tobacco strength. I guess next time I will eat two lunches and smoke at half the speed. Who knew a little guy could pack so much strength?
Should You Try/Buy It:
If somebody handed me ten bucks with the stipulation that I could only spend it on cigars; I don’t think the My Father No.4 would even cross my mind. I know that sounds harsh and I don’t mean it that way. I enjoyed the cigar, but the flavor profile of strong earth isn’t really my thing. Given the price, that is doubly so. I think everybody should give a cigar try before writing it off, so if you haven’t tried a My Father, buy one or two and see what you think.
If you are interested in giving the My Father No.4 a shot, you can purchase it here.