My Father Le Bijou (2015 Cigar of the Year) Toro: It all began from a very humble beginning when Jose Pepin Garcia and his family established a very small cigar factory in Little Havana in 2003. Jose Pepin Garcia could not have imagined at that moment that his love and passion for cigars would help him to build one of the most recognized companies in the cigar industry. His companies have become synonymous with highly rated and well-distinguished brands.
It all starts in 1950 when Jose Pepin Garcia is born in Cuba. Just a few years later, barely 11 years old he sits for the first time at a rolling table to roll his first cigar. Inspired by the spirit and tradition of a family who grew alongside with tobacco leaves is where Jose Pepin Garcia was born and developed.
"It is about a lifelong passion! It is not just about a cigar, it is a dream â€“ the Garcia's dream!"
says, Jose Pepin Garcia.
On August 29, 2009 one of the most memorable moments in the Garciaâ€™s life was the opening of My Father Cigars in Nicaragua, also known as the Garcia Family Industrial Park. A seven-acre complex with an installed production process, which enables the tobacco to be harvested, packaged and shipped to our retailers.
Don Pepin Garcia who was recognized as Hottest Cigar Maker by Cigar Aficionado in 2008 and his son Jaime Garcia have developed countless blends for My Father Cigars and for several of the most prestigious companies in the market. Janny Garcia, Pepinâ€™s daughter is in charge of the My Father Cigars headquarters. With great team leadership comes a great team accomplishment, the largest international recognition was granted by the cigar industry.
Habano Oscuro Wrapper. Nicaraguan filler and binder