One can certainly make the argument that the My Father Cigars’ Flor de las Antillas has been one of the most successful cigars to capture Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year. Flor de las Antillas was released in 2012 and the Toro size would win the Cigar Aficionado’s top honor at the end of the year. Flor de las Antilles was originally launched in four sizes. While there have been several line extensions added, these have all be limited edition, shop-exclusive, or regional releases. This year, one of those limited releases, the 6 x 60 Toro Grande has become the first regular production line extension for Flor de las Antilles. This cigar was showcased at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
The Toro Grande was originally released as a limited production to Binny’s Beverage Depot – located in the Chicago area. Consistent with the other regular production Flor de las Antilles releases, the Toro Grande is a box-press. The cigar is packaged in 20 count boxes and the blend is a Nicaraguan puro.
At a glance, here is a look at the Flor de las Antilles Toro Grande:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun-Grown
At press time, here are the various vitolas released in the line:
Toro Grande: 6 x 60
Belicoso: 5 1/2 x 52
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 52
Toro Gordo: 6 1/2 x 56
MAM-13 LE: 6 x 48 (Limited distribution to select retailers in the Southeast)
DeSocio: 5 3/4 x 54 (Retail exclusive to Alliance Cigar Distributors in New York)
Short Churchill: 6 1/2 x 48 (Retail exclusive to Holt’s in Philadelphia)
Lancero: 7 1/2 x 38 (Retail exclusive to Up in Smoke in Texas)
Limitada Benelux 2014: 5 1/2 x 48 (Exclusive to Benelux region in Europe)