My Father No. 1
No. 1
94
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Tasting Note
José “Pepin” Garcia has taken the premium cigar world by storm. 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, making cigars of remarkable quality, teeming with flavor. The first cigar of his to achieve fame was Tatuaje, which he makes for Pete Johnson. Soon his own cigars began to scoop up industry accolades. Garcia’s son, Jaime, a talented blender in his own right, secretly went to work in Nicaragua on a new cigar blend, which he intended to hide from his father. Pepin learned that Jaime was preparing something new without the jefe’s permission. “I found out, and asked Jaime for three cigars,” said Pepin. Jaime handed them over. Pepin smoked them that night. The next day, he was moved when his son told him that he intended to name the brand “My Father.” The cigars feature Nicaraguan tobacco that the Garcias grew themselves and a Habano seed wrapper from Ecuador from the maestros at Tampa, Florida’s, Oliva Tobacco Co. The combination creates a stunning amount of rich flavor: the cigar is meaty, with leather and coffee bean flavors. The Garcia’s company now bears the name “My Father Cigars”—it’s a fitting tribute passed from son to father, and back again.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $10.00
Designation Top 25 of 2009 | Rank: 3
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2013 | Score: 88

Solidly rolled with a gleaming oily wrapper. It is mostly floral with notes of cedar and cocoa powder. The draw and burn are even and consistent.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2009 | Score: 93

Very well constructed, with an oily wrapper and triple-seam cap. The cigar is immediately rich and meaty, with leather, coffee bean and a balancing sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 18, 2008 | Score: 93

Very well constructed, with an oily wrapper and triple-seam cap. The cigar is immediately rich and meaty, with leather, coffee bean and a balancing sweetness.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale