What do you do when you are awarded the prestigious honor of Cigar Aficionado's No.1 Cigar of the Year award? For starters, you sell a crap-ton of said cigar for the foreseeable future. And, if you're smart, you expand on the success with new smoking profiles for the brand at hand.
This is the case with the My Father Flor de las Antillas Maduro, i.e. the cigar that capitalized on the success of the award-winning original Flor de las Antillas cigar. Both cigars are themed around the García family's homeland of Cuba, offering vintage artwork and a name that references Cuba, the largest of the Antilles Islands. The Maduro boasts a similar experience to the original, including all-Nicaraguan fillers and a double Nicaraguan binder that were harvested from the family's own fields. The primary difference, of course, is the wrapper, which is now a dark Habano oscuro sun-grown leaf from Ecuador.
The combined tobaccos are gently box-pressed in the Cuban style, bringing a familiar experience with a hearty twist. Expect a medium-full body and rich flavors of charred oak, leather, black pepper, bittersweet cocoa, and clove.