To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Smoke Inn Abe “MING” Dababneh decided to create the Microblend Series. The goal of this project is to mimic what is already going on in the craft beer industry; which is to focus on quality rather than quantity. I reviewed the first installment of this project, the Tatuaje Anarchy, back in November 2010. Today I’m firing up the third installment, the My Father Cigars El Hijo.
Name: El Hijo
Company: My Father Cigars
Wrapper: Limited Edition 2009 Ecuadorian Habano
Comes in: Box of 15
Vitola: Box Pressed Robusto (5.5 x 52)
The El Hijo started off with tons of black pepper; just like many smokes that come out of the My Father Factory. I’m a huge fan of that “Pepin Spice” so this cigar quickly grabbed my attention. As soon as I started smoking the wrapper I could pick up on some cedar notes along with a tannic dryness. The flavor notes remained fairly consistent throughout the entire smoke, only changing in dominance at different points.
The construction of this cigar was impeccable. Each draw was light and effortless and yielded an abundant amount of thick white smoke. The initial ash held on for close to 2 inches before falling into the ashtray. No touch ups with the lighter we necessary as the cigar burned evenly from beginning to end.
I found the El Hijo to be a very enjoyable cigar that is well worth the nearly $10 price tag. I did not purchase the two samples smoked for this review, however, I would gladly lay down my own money on a box. I definitely suggest a five pack to any one that enjoys full-bodied cigars with a ton of spice and a bit of strength.