My Father Le Bijou 1922 was the first followup blend to 2008's My Father cigar, first released in 2009 as a darker variation of the original My Father cigar. Where the original My Father cigar was made in secret by Jaime García (honoring his father, José Garcia), the My Father Le Bijou 1922 was made to honor José's father, who was born in 1922.
Le Bijou is French for "the jewel," commemorating the García's legacy and describing the special ingredients featured within the blend. For starters, Le Bijou 1922 makes use of all-Nicaraguan fillers, which were harvested from the García's own Nicaraguan farms. This blend is bound in a double Nicaraguan binder and finished in a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro-Oscuro leaf (named for its unusually dark hue, not often seen on Habano varietals).
Boasted as one of the strongest cigars in the My Father collection, Le Bijou 1922 ignites with a full body and deep flavors of cherry cordials, dark chocolate, leather, sea salt, black pepper, and freshly roasted coffee beans.
My Father Le Bijou 1922 has been included in Cigar Aficionado's prestigious year-end rankings on two occasions, being named the No. 19 Cigar of the Year in 2013 and the No. 1 Cigar of the Year in 2015.