Cigar Aficionado

Ten Years of Pepin Garcia

The year 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of when José "Pepin" Garcia of My Father Cigars Inc. began rolling his namesake Don Pepin Garcia brand in Miami. The company plans to celebrate the occasion with a special smoke, as outlined in a September issue of Cigar Insider.

New details have emerged about the cigar, called DPG-Limited Edition; it will be a one-time run of 2,000 boxes, each containing 14 cigars. The smoke is going to be in one size, 6 1/2-inches long with a 52 ring gauge. Inside will be tobaccos from Nicaragua, grown in 2007 and 2008, wrapped in 2009 Ecuadoran wrapper grown from Habano seeds.

The company has hinted that the packaging will be "completely unique," and unlike anything the company has done before.

The cigars will go on sale around May.

Cigars from My Father Cigars have done exceptionally well in Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider taste tests, taking several scores of 90 points or higher. Brands made by Pepin, Jaime and Janny Garcia include My Father, Don Pepin and Flor de las Antillas. The company also makes Tatuaje, San Cristobal and La Aroma de Cuba under contract for other cigar companies.




"I just want to know one thing, In the picture what is that cigar he is smoking. That nice shade of reddish brown cigar? :-)" —July 7, 2013 19:37 PM
"Ryan, I will take all of your DPG/My Father Cigars off of your hands if you don't want them. I am not being ugly and I respect your opinion everyone has different taste. I on the other hand LOVE almost anything that comes out of My Father's factory. So, if you have any left let me know and I will gladly take them off of your hands." —February 14, 2013 10:03 AM
"@Ben, I buy my cigars from all different sources. Never had a problem with any of the retailers before so I dont think they are the problem. I did have some storage issues a while back, but all my other smokes came out of that fine. Idk, maybe i just got a few fluke boxes, but I will never buy a box of pepin/MF made cigars again. One box i bought actually made me think it was a bunch of seconds, they were that bad. Except tats, every tatuaje ive had has been amazingly consistent from stick to stick :D. The worst part of the whole thing is that I got a taste of what the cigars should taste like(and it was great lol), and then BAM, disappointment after disappointment. I just smoked a Mi Amor actually, and it tasted watered down, like no flavor whatsoever, and thats a common occurrence with those cigars tbh. " —January 9, 2013 12:47 PM
"In my opinion, Don Pepin is the greatest blender alive. Of course there are better cigars than others but i have been never dissapointed with one of his blends even with the cigars that he makes for others brands. I really hope high volume of production does nor affect quality in the future." —January 9, 2013 00:58 AM
"I haven't experienced any quality or consistency issues with DPG cigars. My experience so far has been with boxes of My Father, La Aroma de Cuba, Tatuaje and [now my second box of] Flor de las Antillas (wow!). I wonder if Ryan's experience could have anything to do with conditions during shipment, storage, display? Ryan, have you always bought your boxes from the same place? Just a thought." —January 7, 2013 17:13 PM
"I remember the very first two cigars from DPG that really impressed me. The My Father Limited Edition 2010 and his Don Pepin Garcia JJ Maduro. Totally blew me away." —December 26, 2012 00:53 AM
"Pepin makes some fantastic cigars. In my (somewhat limited) experience with stuff he makes(exluding tats) ive found the cigars very inconsistent. Out of a whole box no more than a group of 4-5 have tasted even remotely alike, and some have been downright gross. Thing is though, when his stuff is on, its on and worth every single penny. Prpblem is those cigars are(again in my experience smoking boxes) the exception it seems. Maybe with such a high number of cigars he makes quality isnt what it should be? Idk. Regardless his talents are not in question here, the man can produce blend after blend after blend of great cigars. I think quality and consistency just got lost somewhere between all the production. My. 02$. " —December 22, 2012 17:35 PM
"Any cigar smoker owes it to yourself to try the My Father Le Bijou 1922 petit robusto. You will not be disappointed." —December 19, 2012 20:12 PM
"Exceptional tobacco family. JD" —December 19, 2012 00:09 AM