Rick Gadway’s Federal Cigar is celebrating its 91st anniversary, and like last year’s 90th anniversary, there are some cigars being made solely to commemorate the occasion. Following last year’s release of the Tatuaje Federal Cigar 109, Arturo Fuente Federal Queen B and E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 No.4 comes the My Father Le Bijou 1922 Federal Cigar 91st Cervantes.
The release best mimics last year’s release of the Tatuaje Federal Cigar 109, which debuted at roughly the same time. Gadway, who is known to be a huge fan of the Cuban tradition, asked Jaime García of My Father Cigars to create a Lonsdale version of the My Father Le Bijou 1922 bend with a special wrapper. The end result produced two-hundred boxes of classic Cervantes-sized cigars wrapper in a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and fifty in the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that was featured on the special version of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2011. In Le Bijou fashion, both are packaged 23 to a box, although all feature cedar sleeves.
Both versions of the cigar will sell for $8 a single ($184.00 per box), but the Connecticut shade version will only be available for purchase in-store, much like the Tatuaje Federal Cigar 109 Reserva. Gadway did this with the E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 No.4 Cabinets as well as a reward to his local B&M customers.
This marks the first time that either the My Father of My Father Le Bijou 1922 have been offered in a Connecticut Shade or Connecticut Broadleaf. This is also the thinnest Le Bijou being offered to date, edging out the limited edition My Father Le Bijou 1922 Corona Gorda of which Federal Cigar still has a limited number of boxes available.
Boxes are expected to go on sale February 1st. If you’d like to order a box, the best way is to call 877.424.4270