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My Father Flor de las Antillas Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

My Father Flor de las Antillas Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 2012 Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year features a dark brown slightly mottled velvety textured wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a light even pack, quad cap and rich hay and chocolate aroma. First light reveals a very soft, smooth sweet slightly creamy tobacco with a mild-medium body followed by a short clean finish with a nice little pepper and sweet spice lingering. The first third continues the same combo of flavors just ramping up the body to a solid medium, bringing the tobacco flavors to the forefront and lingering through the finish more. Starting the 2nd third, flavors transition again bringing body to a medium-full with a big thick creamy flavor and texture along with a smooth nuttiness on the draw. The finish is fuller and longer cutting back the spice a bit, holding some of the smooth cream flavor. Starting the last third, flavors shift a bit bringing in a nutmeg like flavor on the draw, still almost full bodied and smooth, with a mellower finish of just a warm nut. Ending at 1:10 the last bit showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer Scott Hill for generously sending this in for review!

  • playersrun1

    nice sharp pic..worth the wait!

  • Joseph Szeremet

    Great video as usual, I love the enhanced video quality. I totally agree with you about the absurdity of this cigar being named “Cigar Of The Year” by Cigar Aficionado. Its an okay cigar for sure but not a cigar of the year quality. But then again I don’t really understand how that magazine comes up with there list in the first place. I felt the did okay with last years #1 and #2 picks the Prensado and Mi Amour are great cigars. My question is for an American market magazine they do realize Cubans are illegal? I realize there publication is probably sold in other countries, but its still considered an American publication (at least to my understanding). To agree with you even further the Milano was a much better cigar.

  • Johnnycatt

    the quality on this is soooo much better bryan lol

  • Brandonsr81

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good cigar……. but not number one of the year.

  • juf100

    I have to say, this is one of the first cigars that actually lived up to the “hype” of good reviews and high ratings. Great cigar at a great price..

  • weimerad

    A great cigar complemented with a smooth single malt

  • daniel luparello

    This is my favorite cigar at the moment!

  • PrinceHector

    I smoked one of those beauties about a week ago, AWESOME cigar,its one of my top 3 smokes. I need to got a hold of some more.

  • Claus

    This is one of my top cigars, no doubt. Combined with it’s decent price, I have bought a box of them, and am thinking of buying another…

    I find the peppery spice at the beginning rather overwhelming – more dominating than you describe it. And then that sweet pepper kind of lingers in the background of the very pleasant flavours for most of the cigars. Great transitions keep the cigar interesting without changing so much it feels like a different stick. Absolutely perfect to my taste…

    The price (at least here in Europe) is really good for a great cigar like this – I cannot think of many cigars I enjoyed as much, unless they cost at least twice of the price for this one. Just another reason why I think this will become one of my most smoked cigars for a long time – I can afford a really great cigar more often. Now that’s an important feature :-D

  • reallybigd

    Thanks for the review Bryan. I canceled my order for a box of em lol, I ordered a sampler by Rocky Patel with a free 20 cigar humidor instead lol

  • garlar10

    I just had one of these last night. Really enjoyed up until I had to take the band off and a big chunk of the wrapper came off due to glue issues. It complete fell apart about 5 minutes later. Not sure I will buy another for awhile but I did like the part I did get to smoke.

  • PAG

    “…it was kind of tethered to my shorts, then went down to the tripod, and then up to the camera…”

    Down to the tripod? Man. Brag much? ;-)

    Two robustos of this cigar are sitting in the humidor along with two of the Oliva V Melanios. Can’t wait to compare.

  • Mr Rojas

    A friend of mine just purchaes some of these but he doesn’t have a humidor so I offered to store them for him, he insisted that I smoke one……so with little reservation I accepted his free offer! It will be my first of these

  • BCamara

    Nice review Bryan. I’ve been eyeing these for a little while now. I think I’ll pick one up after watching your review. I’m not too crazy about too much spice, but the way you describe this one seems tasty. I’m digging the new camera set up too.

  • seanking4

    I picked up a torpedo size earlier. Hopefully the flavors stay about the same.

  • MorganGeo

    Smoked this one tonight and it was pretty good. However, I think I was expecting more. The wrapper and construction was beautiful though. No problems with the burn. I had the same flavors as bryan did but also had some citrus coming through a little bit.

  • Corey

    Not #1 but definatley a good cigar and the price is great

  •!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

    I have no problem with this cigar. I bought three of them today. I like em’

  • Fabbio

    BG would you say there has been a year where you agree with the top 3 ca rated cigars? Some of the top 10s for the last years have been head scratchers

    • Bryan Glynn


  • Fabbio

    Having had the toro of these I wasn’t all that impressed. I did get some robustos that sat in the humi for 5 months or so. night and day. Although every one I removed the bad from took a piece of the wrapper with it. didn’t affect the burn at all but was annoying.

  • rockjock

    Finally got to smoke one last night with a friend. I had ordered a box a few weeks ago and decided to break the seal and see for myself. We both agreed it was one great cigar in Toro.

  • BCamara

    I smoked one of these last night in Robusto. I really enjoyed it. It was different but nice. I predominantly got dried fruit with spice and nuts. Not cigar of the year imo but still a very good cigar.

  • Derek

    Just tried this stick in the Robusto and it was great! Your description is just what I experienced. At times the flavor had a hint of vanilla and reminded me of cream soda. I’ll be smoking another one real soon.

  • Greg Bellante

    This is a very good cigar and Thompson of all retailers had this little gem discounted
    at $111 a box plus free shipping .So for the 1st time in 5yrs i ordered a box from them and i was really satisfied but not blown away and as Bryan says it’s not worthy to be Cigar of the Year. The Eterno Toro by Perdomo totally blows this cigar away . I actually used a roach clip on the Eterno … could not and would not let that cigar end, it was Fantastic.

  • Andy

    Finally tried one tonight. I very much agree that although it was a good cigar, it’s definitely overrated. I’ll take my Pinar del Rio Habano Sungrowns over this one any day.