When José “Pepín” García left Cuba, he made a promise to his family that he would succeed. In what? Well we hope in the cigar industry, which clearly he has done. This cigar in connection to that promise is aptly named “La Promesa”. Yawn… I kid I kid. What I wonder is, did he promise to make the “La Promesa” an exceptional cigar? Let’s find out.
Construction - Like every My Father cigar this one was constructed superbly. I hate to say that is par for the course them as it sounds so neutral, but the fact is, they really construct cigars better than most and it’s clear they are only using high quality products to accomplish that. This cigar is just rich in appearance and stands out from that attribute alone, but to grandstand even more, the beautiful artwork and color they incorporate on the triples bands, just sets them apart from any other on the shelves or the marketplace for that matter.
Burn - The burn was even and consistent (surprise surprise). An adequate draw made the smoking experience simple and not too demanding of attention. One sample needed a kick start at the end due to an abrupt outage, and one went out on our conducted hold test, but beyond what we would consider minor issues, these cigars smoked at a level we have come to expect from My Father.
Flavor - The “La Promesa” is pretty in your face from the start. A pungent earthiness coupled with some spice really opens up your nostrils allowing you to take all of the aromas in. There is a muted introduction of some nuttiness that begins to brighten in one moment but disappear in the next, leaving the overall balance in question. There are periods where the cigar gets noticeably creamy but likely the desired nuttiness, the flavor falls off quickly really leaving you what you started with. The earthy/spice combo isn’t undesirable but it gets mundane after a while, forcing you to hope for a change up. Unfortunately it’s one that never comes. In the final third of the cigar, it begins to really fall off and we both agreed, had this cigar been any longer in length, we likely would have put it down early.
Like most My Father cigars, the “La Promesa” is priced pretty aggressively, and although there are certainly other cigars at the $8.00 price point we have enjoyed more, what you can’t deny is the overall quality you get with this cigar. Outstanding production and an easy smoking experience make this one worth buying and trying, especially if you like a bold earthiness balanced with some zesty spice.
tonydoescigarsandbourbon - "It is a very tasty cigar"
2schefes - "stunning looking and tasteful cigar!"
micallefcigars - "Best my Father since the Flor De Las Antillas"
cigarosaures.rex - "A little bland"
northwestcigars - "Not as good as Le Bijou"
jackdavisprotocol - "Very good cigar for the price"
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.