The latest creation from My Father Cigars will be hitting store shelves in the very near future, as Janny García confirmed that La Antiguedad will begin shipping this week.
The blend has been in the works since 2009 and brings back to life an old Cuban brand of the same name, which means “The Antiquity.” García said that it had been a challenge finding the original Cuban artwork, which has a look similar to that of another of My Father’s lines, Flor de Las Antillas. Photos of the boxes have been shared recently by members of the My Father sales force, including Jeremy Soares, the northeast sales manager for the company:
— jeremy soares (@cigarjeremy) May 14, 2014
All but the wrapper leaf comes from My Father’s farms, with the filler coming from three different farms in the San Rafael, Las Quebradas and San Jose regions of Nicaragua. Each of the leaves produced by the company has been aged at least three and a half years, including the double binder which uses one Nicaraguan Criollo leaf one Nicaraguan Corojo leaf. The wrapper is an Ecuadoran Habano leaf.
García says that La Antiguedad is medium to full body and very complex. It was blended by her father, Jose “Don Pepín” García and her brother, Jaíme García.
There will be five sizes released in the La Antiguedad line at its launch, all of which are box pressed: a 5 1/4 x 52 robusto, 5 5/8 x 55 toro, 6 3/8 x 47 corona grande, 7 x 56 super toro and 6 x 60 toro gordo. All will come in twenty-count boxes with single stick prices between $7.40 and $9.
Update (May 28, 2014) — Updated pricing to current range provided by Janny García.