My Father Le Bijou 1922

Cigar of the Year (2015): My Father Le Bijou 1922

The box pressed version of My Father Le Bijou 1922 won Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year award in 2015. This year, it is nominated for Tobacco Business‘ 2019 Cigar of the Year. A long time fan favorite for its full bodied strength and graceful flavor profile, this cigar continues to wow.

My Father Le Bijou 1922 box press cigar standing upright

First Third: The first thing you can’t help but notice is how visually striking the wrapper is with its double band. I might have also picked it up because of the subtle reds and greens in the label, during a sudden bout of Christmas enthusiasm (don’t worry – I’ve recovered). The smell of the cigar out of the cellophane is punchy and unique. The first third smokes beautifully with few touch ups needed.


Second Third: It is right about now that the cigar’s dark, veiny and toothy wrapper looks really cool next to the inch or so of pale grey ash at the end of the stick. After the first big ash, the next few puffs expose the strength that the stick is so well known for. More subtle notes of toasted cookies and naturally sweet tobacco begin to fade as the strength builds through the second third.

Final Third: Even in the last third, the smoke coming off this stick stays a beautiful pale grey blue color and doesn’t diminish in quantity. The creamy coffee I had paired as my drink to this smoke is saving my palette because the cigar is relentless in providing black pepper and natural tobacco notes.

Official Recommendation: You should always have some of these in your humidor to make sure you can add extra enjoyment to the end of a great week, or to ring in the Holidays with a smoky and strong start. Regardless of the reason, this will always be a perfect “me time” cigar.

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Boxpress cigar 

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