Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | Cigars: My Father Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo Box-Pressed

  • Photo by Cordero studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
    My Father Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo Box-Pressed Photo by Cordero studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak

A properly constructed box-pressed torpedo is a testament to the skills of a cigar maker. The bunching of the filler leaves has to be consistent, all the way to the tip of the perfecto head, so that the flavor doesn’t waver from the first puff to the last, and pressing the finished cigar requires additional finesse. The Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo, the company’s first box-pressed torpedo, feels good in the hand and firm on the lips, and the taste is rich, with a sweet, chocolaty smoke tinged with leather.

  • The new shape is the latest release in a series that the brand’s owner, Pepin Garcia, created in 2009 to honor his father.
  • The cigar measures 6⅛ × 52 and comprises an Ecuadoran Habano Oscuro wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and filler.

My Father Cigars, myfathercigars.com ($11.50) 

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