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BLIND My Father Garcia y Garcia 2021 Review

BLIND My Father Garcia y Garcia 2021 Review

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado

Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo ‘98

Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitola: Toro (6 ¾ x 54)

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My Father Garcia y Garcia 2021 Review



Summary:  This beautiful cigar features a “granny-panties cap”; there’s no WAY you’re going to cut too much off.  Chocolate wafer, cocoa powder, and Nutella.  The cream and nutty sweetness tastes absolutely sumptuous and by that I mean scrumptious with a price tag.  Orange zest on the retro hale has me craving cannoli.  The bartender must have said “screw it” and thrown the whole fruit in because this turned into an orange bomb (not napalm). 

The burn line looks like it had too much too drink and needs some babysitting.  Brown sugar and cinnamon.  

The wonky burn persisted throughout, but if you like oranges and dessert, then this cigar is for you. 

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Pairing Suggestion: Rum.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Five pack.


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Summary: This cigar brought a profile of earth, pepper, molasses, oak, black tea, cocoa, a maltiness, and cereal grain.

The burn got wavy at times, but always corrected itself. The draw was right on point and gave no issues.

This was an enjoyable cigar that I’d happily smoke again, but it didn’t knock my socks off to box-worthy level.

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Pairing Suggestion: Brandy Old Fashioned.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Five pack.


My Father Garcia y Garcia Review



Summary: This firmly packed cigar has a reddish-brown wrapper with a significant amount of tooth on the leaf.  The foot of the cigar offers a nice combination of mild tobacco and tea leaves on the nose. The cold draw combines mild tobacco green apple and some fresh bread notes. 

Starting out with flavors of hickory smoke, floral sweetness, baking spices and a touch of red pepper heat.  Struggling to get decent smoke production, but it has a nice solid ash and straight burn.  Experiencing a transition with green apple thrown into the mix.  Retro hale is spicy with plenty of red pepper heat.

Moving the the middle section, it is offering sweet floral notes with more subdued wood and spice flavors.  It also seems to be more balanced than the front end of the stick.  Smoke production picking up and the retro hale is still smooth and spicy.

Savory notes of raisin and oak are providing the largest transition of flavors yet as I near the end of the cigar.  Also, mild tobacco and bolder notes of baking spices join with the resurfacing sweet floral finish.  Third portion had a smoother mouth feel to the smoke as well.

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Cigars that hold your interest with nuanced flavors.

Pairing Suggestion: IPA.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Five pack.


Participants in this blind review were completely unaware of the cigar they were evaluating until all submissions were received and processed. Each participant was asked to answer a summary paragraph, an if/than statement, a pairing suggestion, and a purchase suggestion. Cigars were provided by Small Batch with only the expectations of candid responses. All pictures, information, and formatting were completed by a Coordinator outside of the reviewing process. 


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6/20/2021 12:50 PM
This is the most consistent set of blind reviews I can remember seeing on this site.