My Father Special S Event Edition Cigar Review
- My Father Special S Event Edition
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Size: 5 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 50
- Vitola: Robusto
- Price: A mystery ($10 estimate)
Cigar Cafe Rating: G (Good)
A friend of mine in the cigar business handed me a My Father Special S Event Edition to review and I didn’t fully grasp the rarity of the cigar until I tried to find what it retailed for after I had smoked it. This cigar is apparently not one that can be found to purchase because it is only given out at My Father events when one purchases a box of cigars. To many fans of My Father cigars, this is an elusive cigar that is highly sought after.
To further complicate things for this reviewer, since it is such a mysterious stick, you cannot even find it on their website with a product description to know its history. Rumor has it that its blend is a spin on their El Centurion cigar. Having not smoked an El Centurion just yet, I cannot say whether or not I agree.
Being a fan of My Father Cigars I was eager to light up the My Father Special S Event Edition. Like with all cigars I have had from Don Pepin Garcia I was sure that this one would not disappoint.
Side note: I am kind of glad I did not know of this cigar’s rarity before I smoked it because sometimes a preconceived notion of prestige can lend itself to a positive bias and I feel as if I was able to smoke it with no expectations.
Pre-Light: The My Father Special S Event Edition maintains the construction I have come to expect from My Father. The Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper had some tiny veins and the cigar felt firm between the fingers. The band has a large “S” plastered in the middle to make sure you know it is special. A dry draw brings in earthy flavors like hay and wood.
First Third: The cigar lit up well and began with a very even/consistent burn. I could tell that it was more than likely going to be of medium strength given the color of the wrapper. It was a sweet taste with an interesting blend of pepper, honey, and toasted flavors throughout this first third.
Although the flavors seem to be a bit all over the board, they paired well. The ash was firm and I probably ashed earlier than I should have but, had it been any other cigar, I would have had ash all over me. I guess that says something good about its construction.
Second Third: It is at this particular third of the cigar that I realize the first half of the cigar has remained very consistent with its flavor and taste. I am still getting the pepper, honey, and toasted flavors until I get halfway through it. It is at that point that I begin to get more of those earthy flavors I got when I took a draw pre-light.
I am still tasting some honey and but it is becoming overshadowed by some leather along with some earth. Unfortunately, it is also around this point that I begin having some trouble getting a good consistent burn. Due to some tunneling, I had to apply a flame from my lighter to it to even out.
Final Third: You should know that I don’t typically like much of a cigar’s final third as I often find it to be too harsh. With the My Father Special S Event Edition I managed to get a good bit in to it. The flavors of leather and earth remained with some additional flavors of wood creeping in. It began to tunnel yet again which was disappointing but it continued to smoke well after some assistance. The strength of the cigar became bolder as expected in its final third.
My Father Special S Event Edition
Overall: I am a big fan of My Father Cigars and this smoke only confirmed my appreciation for their ability to put out a consistent product. With that being said, I am not sure I see why people are coveting this cigar as much as they are.
If I had to guess, I would think it is simply because of its rarity. This cigar was good and it did not disappoint, but I would not spend a lot of time on the hunt for this cigar when there are comparable cigars for purchase at your friendly cigar store.
by Jeremy Dixon