Say you received a bonus at work, what are you going to spend it on? If it were me I would blow it on a box of Le Bijou 1922. Rest assured, shopping for a box of these beauties online is a piece of cake when you are buying from elcigarshop.com. Their prices on premium cigars are always discounted and they specialize in rare and award winning stogies. In 2015, Cigar Aficionado magazine named My Father Le Bijou 1922 Cigar of the Year!
“The Jewel” 1922 from My Father obtains its full body and rich aromatics from a blend of pure Nicaraguan tobaccos tucked in a Habano-seed Oscuro wrapper. The robust, yet smooth flavors of dark cherries, chocolate and raisins arouse the senses. Black pepper, in typical Garcia fashion, stimulates the palate. Then the cigar’s finish becomes slightly sweet and salty. This is a cigar to savor!
The original Le Bijou was released by Jaime Garcia to honor his father Jose Pepin Garcia. Then, in 2009 Jose Pepin Garcia decided to create Le Bijou 1922 in honor of his own father who was born in 1922. I started to think about my own grandfather, Walter who passed away when I was fifteen. As my mother told me, “Wally” could tap dance, walk on his hands; feats he was too old to show me. He was also in vaudeville, apparently on stage with Bob Hope. My grandfather was a handsome man with 1940’s era Hollywood looks and my grandmother, Ruth, looked like Bette Davis. My grandfather and grandmother met in the army in World War II. He and she, along with my mom and uncle, moved around the country many times. The lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina where my mother picked up a southern drawl. I was going through family photos a few months ago and came across pictures of my grandparents. Written in my grandmother’s handwriting, the pictures had captions such as “Portugal 1967”, “Spain” and “Egypt”. As I sit back and enjoy my Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo, I must say they lived an incredible life.