Cigar Review: My Father Cigars The Judge

Basic Information:

Name – My Father Cigars The Judge

Size – Gordo – 5×60 – Box Pressed

Wrapper – ​Ecuador Sumatra Oscuro

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $11 – $12

Body – Medium + 


This cigar is triple banded. The first band is the typical My Father band of salmon, gold, red, white and green. The second band is the same color palate with some brown and MF The Judge in gold. Last one is a gold ribbon on the foot of the cigar.

The cigar is milk chocolate in color with virtually no veins or seams. Triple capped.


Aroma – Cedar, barnyard and subtle cocoa.

Type of Cut – V-cut

Cold Draw – Cedar notes mixed with natural tobacco.

After Toast:

First third – ​Natural tobacco and caramel notes kick this cigar off with a nice touch of sweetness. Not overly sweet but just enough to make the experience start with a bang. Some black pepper on the retro hale. Few minutes in a rich earthy note fills the palate with the caramel notes lingering in the background. The burn is slightly wavy. The ash is medium gray and holding strong.

Second Third – ​The earthy notes and natural tobacco come alive in this third and pick up in intensity. Pepper dies off to almost nonexistent. Really nice smooth cigar thus far. Half way through this third the pepper kicks up slightly. Burn is pristine. Ash fell off around 2.5 inches.

Final Third – ​Real leathery and nutty flavors finish this baby up along with a blast of white pepper and mint. The burn remained pristine throughout the remainder of the smoke.

Suggested Pairing:

Whiskey – Kikori Japanese Whiskey

Wine – La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir


Overall Experience:

Overall, this was a really great cigar from My Father. They really know how to blend over there. The flavor profile of earth really is perfect for a chilly night or in an air-conditioned lounge. I would not recommend this one for a hot summer day as it is really heavy. This is not a cigar for beginners and is more geared for the aficionados out there.

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