La Antiguedad is a super-premium cigar that is affordably priced. It is a perfect addition to your humidor. I bought my box of La Antiguedad Toro Gordos online at a great price from elcigarshop.com. The cigar itself was beautiful; with its dark Rosado wrapper and it's striking, bold red bands. The red wood toned box displays original Cuban-style art work. It is quite an impressive presentation.
The red-hued Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper and double Nicaraguan binders (one Criollo, the other Corojo) are grown on the Garcia family’s farms and aged three and a half years. The Nicaraguan tobaccos produce a complex, smooth medium to full-bodied cigar. Tasting notes of cocoa, roasted coffee beans, leather and black pepper round out this well-crafted stogie.
This monster Toro Gordo, the largest cigar in the My Father portfolio, calls for a pairing of equal boldness. A smoky, peaty scotch from Scotland such as The Ardbeg Dark Cove is a perfect match. The distillery, located on Islay, is well known for its superb, peaty scotch. This cult brand’s newest, limited-edition Dark Cove is what it calls “the darkest Ardbeg ever.” Quite dark in color, it is matured in former bourbon barrels for an unknown amount of time, in addition to what the Ardbeg distillery refers to as “a heart matured in dark sherry casks.” You’ll find the inherent peaty smoke, along with strong hints of raisin and cherry from the sherry. Ardbeg’s description tells you that you can find some squid ink flavor in there as well, but I’m still searching. Sea creature fluids or not, Dark Cove is an excellent whisky and pairs extremely well with a My Father La Antiguedad Toro Gordo.