La Duena marks Janny Garcia’s move to the spotlight of My Father cigars. Don’t know Janny? Janny is the daughter of Pepin Garcia, and arguably the brains behind My Father’s success. So it’s only fitting that La Duena translates to “the boss.” Blended by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje fame, La Duena offers a softer side of the My Father family and another delicious blend to add to their ever-expanding portfolio.
On the surface, La Duena appears to be like any other My Father creation: dark, oily, and with an impeccable construction. Unlike most My Father blends, the oily wrapper that graces this cigar is actually a Connecticut Broadleaf. Underneath the savory wrapper is some more Connecticut Broadleaf mixed with Nicaraguan tobaccos. The overall result is a smooth, medium-bodied blend with notes of leather, cedar, and espresso. The finish is concise and smooth, with a slight spice to it at first. This one is enjoyable from tip to foot.