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My Father El Hijo-Smoke Inn Exclusive

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The My Father El Hijo is the third installment in the Smoke Inn Microblend series. The first installment was the Tatuaje Anarchy, and the second was the Padron 1964 Anniversary SI-I5. As you may have gathered, these lines are exclusive to Smoke Inn. Back to the cigar at hand…

The foot was left unfinished so the first few puffs are wrapperless. The complete run is only 650 fifteen count boxes, which will be released August 12th, 2011 at Smoke Inn’s West Palm location. You can also order at their website. Now that we have the details out of the way, I paired up with water as usual, and smoked a couple of these cigars.


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.5 x 52

Price: $9.75


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark brown wrapper had minimal flaws, and some medium to small veins. The cap lifted just a little but didn’t cause any problems. The wrapper had a mild earthy smell, while the foot was more spicy. The cigar was consistently packed, and bounced back when squeezed. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, with a dark coffee type of flavor.

The ash held for about 3/4 of an inch, and the burn required no corrections.

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The first third immediately started with pepper with a nice zing. A woody flavor accompanied it as well. After a few puffs I moved past the shaggy foot and got into the wrapper. From there the smoke smoothed out a bit. The pepper also calmed a little, but it kept it’s zing when passing smoke through the nose. The flavor profile settled in to cedar, coffee and wispy earthy notes. After about 1.5 inches in, the smoke smoothed out into a buttery, velvety smooth feel.

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The second third continued with that buttery smooth smoke feel. The main flavor was coffee and cedar. Through the nose, the zingy pepper remained but wasn’t hash. Sometimes there were hints of earthiness and an unidentified sweetness. At around the half way point the smoke became less buttery, not in a bad way. It simply dried out a little.

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The last third saw a return of that buttery smoothness. Some draws felt dry, others were not. The core flavors remained coffee and wood. Through the nose, the peppery spice calmed in to a sweet cinnamon. The zing was constant throughout, leaving a nice aftertaste. The sweetness developed into something similar to caramel.

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This was a very very good medium to full bodied cigar. Thanks to Smoke Inn for sending me a couple samples to try. This is a slow burner with great construction characteristics and flavor. The price is on the high end of my comfort zone, but I think it delivers. I think they are definitely worth a try, especially if you are a fan of My Father cigars.

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