City Cigar Weekly Features
March 27th – April 3rd, 2017
San Cristobal La Fuerza
Ring Gauge: 50
In existence since just 1999, San Cristobal is a newer Cuban brand that has already gained plenty of fans. With their mild strength and smoothness they’re comparable to some of the finest Dominican brands, but with a rich creaminess uncommon in smokes from that country. The La Fuerza could be described as a ‘robusto extra’ size; it has the robusto’s 50 ring gauge, but with an extra ½” or so in length.
My Father Flor de Las Antillas Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
It’s not often that a new cigar series comes on the market to instant critical acclaim. And if it does, it may take on ‘one hit wonder’ status that the brand is never able to replicate. But My Father is different. Established by true master cigar makers Don Garcia and his son Jaime, My Father released the Flor de Las Antillas series in May 2012, and by December the Toro of the series was chosen as Cigar Aficionado’s favorite cigar of the year. The combination of pure Nicaraguan tobacco, a tasty sun grown wrapper leaf, and the blending skills of the Garcia family make this series an instant classic. The FDLA Belicoso, this week’s feature, combines a satisfying size with a neat box-press and is a fine introduction to the unique pleasures of Nicaraguan leaf.