My Father: Le Bijou 1922 & Flor de las Antillas

suspending judgement

Here are two cigars that made me question whether I should be doing this.  I have heard nothing but good things about My Father, but I could not tell what the fuss was about from smoking these two cigars. In their defense, the Flor de las Antillas was in my small humidor at work for some time, and it may not have had the most consistent humidity. There may not be any defense for Le Bijou 1922 other than my lack of experience.

Le Bijou 1922
Le Bijou 1922

Le Bijou had everything going for it. The color and texture of the wrapper indicated a great cigar, but it did not deliver. Perhaps my expectation was too high.  The initial light was good with a nice aroma, but there is little reason to discuss the finer points of smoking it. It started out poorly and never picked up. 

The Flor de Las Antillas was vanilla from start to finish. It never gave me a note of interest. I finished it wondering what the fuss is all about. If there is something I am missing, I am open to comments.

I will revisit My Father when presented with a recommendation coming from a controlled humidor.  I cannot say with confidence that I am doing the brand justice.


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