My Father Cigars “El Hijo”

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
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Comes in: Box of 15
Price: $146.25
Vitola: Box Pressed Robusto (5.5 x 52)

Final Thoughts

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.

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I attended the release event at Abe’s West Palm store and let me tell you, everyone thought this was the best microblend series cigars from Abe yet. I bought a single to try it, ended up buying a box, and told Matt, the Smoke Inn Port St. Lucie store manager to save me another box for my next pay period.

You best get a box before they are gone.

Hey Chris, I just finished my first El Hijo. (got my shipment today..and smoked one right of the box)..and I agree totally with you review. Spot on man. I loved this cigar. The one thing I did notice was that the slower I smoked it, the more flavor I got out of it and the less “tannic” it became. I had a light lunch just before I smoked this stick and I did feel just a touch queezy after. I think this cigar will age very well indeed..
Thanks Chris.

My box came in yesterday! Can’t wait to fire one up. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this stick. Nice job Chris.

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