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My Father Shipping New Flor de las Antillas

G. Clay Whittaker
Posted: April 4, 2012

My Father Cigars is paying tribute to the Cuban heritage of cigars with their new Flor de las Antillas line. Each part of the project, from the seed to the vintage artwork, is a tip of the hat to Cuba, the largest of the Greater Antilles islands.

“The name was chosen to honor Cuba, which has always been referred to as the flower of the Antilles,” said vice president of sales José Ortega.

The box-pressed Flor de las Antillas (the Spanish spelling) is a Nicaraguan puro with a sun-grown wrapper leaf. My Father Cigars says the cigar is blended with several Cuban-seed tobaccos. And this new Garcia family creation is packaged with artwork from the early 20th century that has been enhanced for this new blend.

Flor de las Antillas will come in four sizes: Robusto (5 by 50), Belicoso (5 1/2 by 52), Toro (6 by 52) and Toro Gordo (6 1/2 by 56). The cigars will be packaged in boxes of 20, and suggested retail prices will be between $6.60 and $8.70 per stick.

My Father Cigars says they’ll begin shipping to retailers late next week, so they’ll start appearing in humidors this month.

The cigars are rolled in Estelí, Nicaragua, at My Father Cigars S.A., which is owned and operated by the Garcia family, who were born in Cuba.

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Comments   8 comment(s)

Steve Pierce April 4, 2012 12:11pm ET

Mmmmm cant wait, the Garcia's never disappoint.

David Lounsbury Lounsbury — St. George, Ontario, Canada,  —  April 4, 2012 12:26pm ET

Should be interesting! I can't wait to try this cigar.


I really like that it is box-pressed. I am looking forward to smoking this as well!

Gabe Poulides — Philadelphia, PA, USA,  —  April 10, 2012 7:49pm ET

Love My Father Cigars, Love box pressed cigars, can't wait! June 13, 2012 8:27am ET

An absolute must have. Spicy note that's not overpowering. This has become my go to stick.

JESUS Calderon — Bakersfield, CA, UNITED STATES,  —  January 5, 2013 9:39pm ET

Congratulations to Pepin and the Garcia family for the 2012 cigar of the year!! This one was a long time coming!!

Albert Tulacro — Plantsville, CT, USA,  —  August 29, 2013 12:31pm ET

I had the pleasure to meet Don Pepin,Jaime Garcia and Jose Ortega this past weekend at a event in Ct at Mickey Blake's. No wonder why it was the Cigar of the Year, Nice and smooth!!!!! Congrats!!!

John Fridey — New Hope, PA, usa,  —  February 22, 2014 7:12pm ET

This is great cigar, I don't light one up until I'm sure I have a good hour to savor every bit of it. Congratulations on a artwork in tobacco.

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