Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano-Rosado hybrid
Size: 5 1/2 x 54
The Don Pepin Family is famous for making excellent cigars from both Cuba and other countries. One of the most popular brands from the Pepin family has been the My Father line. The My Fathers’ go back to the prime days of the Cubans. As soon as I lit up the No. 2 Belicoso I was hit with a large amount of an excellent spice that also carried with it a slight undertone of an oakish(accept that I used “oakish”) flavor. This was an excellent start to this smoke that was wrapped in a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano-Rosado hybrid wrapper. After I was a little way into the smoke I began to pick up on a slight creaminess that had some hints of a smooth, almost leather, flavor that really contrasted with the spice keeping this smoke complex. Once I was further into this cigar I began to notice that the spiciness had begun to subside. There was still enough spice to let you know that it was there but it had mellowed out quite a lot leaving this to end up being a mellow cigar that had a complex flavor profile that I know I will have to go back to and have another one. Throughout this entire smoke, the burn remained tight, the draw remained perfect, and I was even able to set it down to go and grab some coffee and just go right back into smoking it. The next time you are in your local cigar lounge, make sure you check and see if they have any of these in stock. I can promise that this won’t be my last one.