Monday, May 7, 2012

My Father Atlantic 15th Anniversary Review

Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $8.00

This cigar was sent to me a couple months ago in a trade. I was pretty excited when I saw this cigar in the package because it was new to me. I have had many other My Father cigars, and reviewed a couple of them, but this one is exclusive to Atlantic Cigar Company. When I got home from work on Friday, it was absolutely beautiful outside, and it was just the perfect day to relax and review this cigar.

This cigar looks flawless in ever aspect. It truly is a miracle that I haven't smoked it prior to this. The wrapper is very smooth to the touch and is a medium shade of brown. The cigar itself is box pressed and is capped with three flush layers.

There is also a slight oily shine to this cigar. There are a fer very thin veins running through this cigar. The cigar itself is pretty solid, especially for a box-pressed cigar. The smell coming off of this cigar is reminiscent of sweet chocolate.

Once I lit this cigar up, I was greeted with the exact opposite of what I was expecting. I was expecting a very strong pepper flavor, but instead I got a strong cedar flavor. There was a nice pepper flavor, but it was nowhere near as strong as I thought it would be. The cedar slowly picks up as this cigar progresses leading to a nice sweet and spicy combination. Behind the pepper and wood was a very earthy base.

By an inch into this cigar, it was easy to taste how smooth this cigar was. Some oak tones started to come out, and both the oak and cedar flavors were present. Also, a slight coffee undertone became present. The combination of the wood flavors became the main focus because the pepper flavor was mainly on the draw.

The second third became much creamier. This balanced out the pepper flavor a bit. The creaminess and the coffee flavors started to coat the palate. Just shy of the halfway point, the flavor profile became slightly leathery, but there as still a strong woodiness and earthiness.

The halfway point marked a complete balancing of the flavors. The woodiness started to mellow out and let the earthiness and pepper flavors to pick up a little bit. Even though the pepper picked up, it wasn't enough for it to be anything more than an accent flavor. By the end of the second third, the coffee flavors had dissipated.

The last couple inches were mainly composed of the oak and cedar flavors. The balanced flavor profile had tilted more toward the woodiness again. The pepper picked up as well, and now was at its strongest. The finish was absolutely delicious and was still balanced for the most part.

The ash on this cigar was a medium shade of gray, nicely layered, and held on for about half of the cigar. The burn was perfectly even all the way through. The draw was very easy and produced a very thick white smoke. The aroma coming from the smoke was very woody, just like the flavor profile.

If you have had any of the My Father cigars before, you probably have noticed the amount of spice and pepper in them. This one wasn't like that at all. There was pepper, but not like the others. This cigar, however, was still full bodied and very complex. Even though there weren't drastic changes in the flavor profile, there was still a lot going on. I give this cigar a 8.75 out of 10. I would definitely buy a box of these if I had the money to.

Thanks for reading,

Zack the Stogie Man


  1. I am glad to hear that this was good. I wanted to get some from Atlantic Cigar, but was hesitant. I do like the pepper of the regular Le Bijiou, but would be up for having a different, full bodied MF. Nice review!

  2. Hey Zack, any chance of adding more details as to what type of punch or cutter you're using and the reasoning that goes into that choice?

    1. Always depends on the cigar. If its a box press / oval press I almost always use a punch. Most everything else I use my Xikar. But I recently lost my punch, it fell off my key chain. Time to get a new one I suppose