This week I decided to go old school, taking us all the way back to 2012. It may not seem that long ago but let's remember its 2020, and think about everything released between then and now. I was curious to see how this Pete Johnson creation would hold up to the cigars of new. Let’s get into it.
Construction - What bad could be said about this Connecticut Broadleaf beauty? It’s thick, It’s veiny, it’s toothy, and it’s VERY ridged.. Wait..Did i just explain a cigar or something else?? My point is, this cigar is built wonderfully. What else should we expect from My Father and Pete Johnson?
Burn - AHHH my peeve. A tight draw out of the gate limited the smoke production on this cigar and tested my patience. Every attempt to loosen it up was short lived, so unfortunately I had to suffer through the lung busting sucking and when you have asthma and the lung capacity of a baby goat, like I do, then this tends to be a sufferable experience. The cigar did burn evenly but an abrupt outage in the last 3rd just added insult to injury.
Flavor - The category of redemption! And redemption we get! Smothered and covered with Connecticut Broadleaf is like my ultimate wet dream. A bold sweetness pops you in the face right off the bat and it progresses to add a balanced undertone of earthiness. The flavors meld so well together and the cigar becomes very creamy as you pass the halfway point. As if I couldn’t get any better the cigar gets thick and meaty heading towards the end, persevering all the previous flavors. It's simply sensational.
$8.50 is what you will pay for this cigar. Can you say DEAL?! The verdict is out. It has certainly stood the test of (short) time. I would put this up against the majority of incredible cigars that have been released in the recent few years. I want to say this cigar isn't for everyone, but it should be. If you love Connecticut broadleaf, it’s a must. If you don’t, then you are wrong.
It all began from a very humble beginning when Jose Pepin Garcia and his family established a very small cigar factory in Little Havana in 2003. Jose Pepin Garcia could not have imagined at that moment that his love and passion for cigars would help him to build one of the most recognized companies in the cigar industry. His companies have become synonymous with highly rated and well-distinguished brands.