While the García family of cigar artisans has been lighting up the scoreboards of review sites and magazines since the family first opened their small, Miami-based galleria in the early 2000s, it wasn’t until 2008 that they introduced their now-ubiquitous My Father brand of cigars. Now in its tenth year, the My Father collection has since expanded to include a whopping six, unique, regularly produced blends.
Most of the aforementioned My Father spinoffs have showcased clearcut blending differences, such as a Habano Oscuro-Oscuro wrapper on the Le Bijou, a Connecticut Shade leaf on the My Father Connecticut, or Mexican San Andrés on the La Opulencia. But with La Gran Oferta, the Garcías have returned to a very similar recipe as the original My Father cigar—at least on paper. This includes an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper over the family’s own, Nicaraguan-grown binder and fillers (visually, the only difference is a noticeably darker shade and more vibrance in the leaf’s reddish hue). As with other My Father additions, La Gran Oferta has been revived from the history books of premium cigars, borrowing its name and artwork from a vintage brand that sold during the early 1900s.
As far as comparisons go, My Father La Gran Oferta is more subdued than its 2008 predecessor, offering an overall medium body (sometimes jumping up to medium-plus) and long-lasting flavors that manage to capture your attention long after the cigar has finished. Molasses, bourbon-soaked hardwoods, leather, black pepper, and rich espresso can all be found—each note complementing the next virtually seamlessly.
My Father La Gran Oferta Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
- Production: Regular Production
- Vitolas: 5
- Price: $7.80 – $10.00 (MSRP)