My Father’s The Judge Will Hold Court Soon

My Father’s The Judge Will Hold Court Soon

All rise: The Judge from My Father Cigars now has a finalized look.

When the new line made its debut earlier this year at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show, attendees were able to view the box-pressed cigar, but the band and packaging were still being tweaked.

The Judge, which is an extension of the core My Father brand, will be differentiated from its predecessor by a chestnut-colored secondary band with the words "The Judge" stamped on it. The boxes also features an ornate logo based on a Victorian lithograph from 1905 under the lid that depicts a dapper man dressed in Victorian-era garb, complete with a bow tie, smoking a cigar.

The Judge from My Father Cigars

According to José Ortega, vice president of sales for My Father, the name was inspired by a friend of the Garcia family who is a judge. The Judge, he says, is more full bodied than the original My Father. It is rolled with a light-brown, Sumatra-seed wrapper from Ecuador, Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo binders, and filler tobaccos that were cultivated from three of the Garcias family's farms located in Nicaragua: La Bonita Two, El Pedrero and San Rafael.

For now, The Judge, which Ortega anticipates will begin shipping by late October or early November, is slated for only two sizes measuring 6 inches by 56 ring gauge ($12.10) and 5 by 60 ($12.40). The cigars will come in 23-count boxes.

"We did not want to over do it," says Ortega. "With a name like The Judge, we needed the sizes to be larger and stand out. So we chose two sizes that we felt were imposing but not over-the-top."

Like all My Father cigars, The Judge is made at My Father Cigars S.A., the Garcia family's factory in Nicaragua.

"This is one fine cigar! Starts with a tangy flavor on the cold draw. Once lit, let this robust smoke roll around you're olfactory before releasing and see for your self the experience of this cigar. Clean burn line and wonderful stacking of the ash keeps the temp right at a good burn. This is one smooth cigar! Well done My Father, well done!" —January 16, 2017 19:52 PM
"5x60 is perfect" —September 30, 2016 20:59 PM
"Meh. Too big." —September 28, 2016 19:34 PM