Cigar Reviews

Quick Draw Episode 8 – My Father Le Bijou 1922 Box-Pressed Torpedo

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So it has been an absolute whirlwind of a week here. My dog ended up in the hospital for 2 days and now she is on the road to recovery. It’s slow and steady and she still may require some surgery but only time will tell. Unless you have a pet of some kind, it’s hard to imagine just how much they become a part of the family. So I didn’t have a chance to get to a full review but I did jot down some notes on the newest shape of the Le Bijou 1922 series by My Father Cigars, the Box-Pressed Torpedo.

Ok, I know it’s not that new but it is the newest shape for the line! lol. I hadn’t been able to find this shape until recently and I’m a big fan of torpedos, especially the box pressed kind. So when I saw them I had to grab a few to see how they help up to the other vitolas. I did post up a review of the Toro vitola awhile back so give it a read here.

So first things first, this is a gorgeous looking cigar as is all the Le Bijou line. It’s got a shiny oily wrapper that has an awesome deep dark chocolate color to it. There is definitely some toothiness to this wrapper which makes it very appealing. The box press process seems to have hardened the cigar up a bit as well, making it much firmer when squeezed. As always, I absolutely love the My Father bands, they are printed so crisp, clean and have some wonderful colors and artwork to them. Definitely some of the best bands in the industry. The main difference in the dress up of this cigar is the addition of an orange ribbon at the foot. It’s not much but it does add a nice touch to this vitola.

After a clean, short cut I’m off to toasting the foot, which lights up evenly and easily. The draw is nice and open and I get a nice full draw of smoke right from the start. The signature pepper kick backed by spices, coffee and chocolate are all there. Through the first bit, the pepper takes a back seat while the coffee, cocoa and a bit of cedar take the front lines. Burn line stays solid through most of this cigar although it needed one touch up near the end. I pick up a change around the halfway mark where I got some cloves and a touch of earthiness to the mix.

The body has hung around the medium range but it’s definitely ramping up a bit as we burn through the last half. Around this time I noticed a bit of tar buildup on the top of the cigar. I try not to clip too much off my torpedos so this seems to be a common problem for me with almost all cigars in this shape. A quick clip taking off just a sliver fixes the problem and we’re off to the races again. The cigar finishes nice and strong with the spice and pepper making a reappearance which the added notes of coffee and sweet cocoa.

In short, all I really have to say here is this is another awesome Le Bijou 1922 packed into a slightly different shape. I really enjoyed it and will be seeking out some more in the future. If you liked any of the other vitolas from this line then give this one a try. I really like the shape and feel of this cigar so it earns a few bonus points for me on that front.

Daniel T. (a.k.a. Dalamscius) is an IT Professional from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He enjoys cigars, scuba diving, hockey, fishing, nature and anything that challenges his mind. If he's not sitting on his big comfy couch or at work you can usually find him in a boat on top of the water or 100ft under the water enjoying a dive. He is engaged to a wonderful Fiance and looking forward to his wedding. Feel free to contact Daniel anytime via email (dalamscius[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/Dalamscius

8 Comments

  1. czerbe

    October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Dan hope all is well with your puppy, I understand completely what you are saying, our dog is our Second child. I do hope all goes well. As for this cigar… I haven’t had it yet I have had the 1922 but not this shape I have really like the other lines and hope to find these locally.. (yeah right!)

    • Dalamscius

      October 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      thanks Corey, and you need to get your local shops to start carrying some more stuff, seems you have the same post every week! lol

  2. jjo

    October 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I have only had the petit robusto in the LB 1922 line. I’ll have to pick one of these up if I see it.

    I had my dog for 15 years, so I know all too well how you feel. Best wishes regarding the situation.

  3. Lou Bozzelli

    October 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    As a dog lover myself Daniel, I know how tough it is to watch our pets in pain. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    In regards to the cigar. I love the “My Father” line as well but haven’t tried the “Le Bijou” yet. All cigar makers should take not of the orange band on the foot. I lit up a
    PDR last week and it had a black rayon band on the foot. This maduro wrapper was so dark that I didn’t even notice that I lit the stogie with the foot band still on!!! How could I have not noticed it, I’m an upholsterer, I should notice fabrics, eh? Anyway I have since forgiven myself for this embarrassment and I hope that you all can as well.

    Smok’em if ya got’em boyz!!!

    • jjo

      October 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      LOL Lou, I’ve almost done the same thing with more brightly colored bands. At least you didn’t light your finger like Tony did with the Namakubi (and as I have also done). 🙂

      • Dalamscius

        October 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        You guys make me laugh! lol
        I can say I’ve never had that happen to me but I have no doubt it probably will eventually! lol
        I know the PDR you mention Lou and I can see why you might miss it, haha. But it still makes me laugh 🙂

  4. S

    October 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Where can you buy these?

    • Daniel T.

      October 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Try Googling “Le Bijou Torpedo Box Press” and you should be able to find a few retailers. I believe our awesome sponsors also sell them, Bonita and Smoke Inn.

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