My Father Cigars, two-time winners of Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year, has released an all-new, ultra-limited edition cigar known as Flor de Las Antillas 10th Anniversary Limited Edition, a special version of one of the company’s most heralded lines. Chances are, you’ve smoked a regular My Father Flor De Las Antillas cigar before, but this special, limited edition release totally elevates the brand to a completely new level.
The literal translation of Flor De Las Antillas is “flower of the Antilles,” an homage to the Garcias' birthplace of Cuba, the largest of the Caribbean Sea’s Antillean islands. The cigars are made in Nicaragua, and will be presented in intricate, numbered boxes containing 12 cigars, each of them presented in individual wooden coffins. The boxes are beautiful, with a golden label near the bottom right corner of the lid showing the number of the production run. The number of 12 cigars in each box are a special homage to the year 2012, the same year the Flor de Las Antillas Toro was named Cigar of the Year. It was the first time the Garcia family, owners and makers of My Father Cigars, won that award.
The cigar itself is 6 1/2 inches long by 52 ring gauge, and while the all-Nicaraguan blend has a certain familiarity to the traditional Flor de Las Antillas, it has been modified, with tobacco from different farms, all of them owned by the Garcias. According to Jaime Garcia, the strength of Flor De Las Antillas 10th Anniversary Limited Edition will be stronger than it’s regular production counterpart. Only 5,000 boxes are slated for production, or 60,000 cigars in total, making it very rare.