The My Father brand begins with José “Pepin” Garcia. Once an acclaimed cigar roller in Havana, Garcia immigrated to the United States in 2003 and set up shop in a tiny fabrica in Miami’s famed Little Havana. Garcia’s son, Jaime, a talented blender in his own right, secretly went to work in Nicaragua on a new cigar blend, intending to name the brand “My Father,” in tribute to Pepin. The brand debuted in 2008 and has been expanding ever since. Today, Pepin, Jaime and daughter Janny Garcia lead My Father Cigars, and their factory in Estelí produces millions of cigars a year. A year after the My Father brand debuted, Pepin decided to honor his own father with an offshoot brand called My Father Le Bijou 1922, which earned Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year accolade in 2015.