My Father Shipping New Flor de las Antillas

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.

"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." —February 22, 2014 19:42 PM
"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!!! " —August 29, 2013 13:01 PM
"Congratulations to Pepin and the Garcia family for the 2012 cigar of the year!! This one was a long time coming!!" —January 5, 2013 22:09 PM
"An absolute must have. Spicy note that's not overpowering. This has become my go to stick." —June 13, 2012 08:57 AM
"Love My Father Cigars, Love box pressed cigars, can't wait!" —April 10, 2012 20:19 PM
"I really like that it is box-pressed. I am looking forward to smoking this as well!" —April 6, 2012 20:16 PM
"Should be interesting! I can't wait to try this cigar." —April 4, 2012 12:56 PM
"Mmmmm cant wait, the Garcia's never disappoint." —April 4, 2012 12:41 PM