My Father Cigars will launch a new cigar called Garcia & Garcia. The cigar is meant to pay homage to the father and son team of Don Pepin Garcia and his sone Jaime, who have been the blenders behind the company’s offerings. The cigar is described as the most ultra-premium offering by My Father Cigars to date. Plans are for the Garcia & Garcia to hit retailers in February, 2016.
Garcia & Garcia is highlighted by the incorporation of Pelo de Oro tobacco grown by the Garcias into the filler. Pelo de Oro is a low yield tobacco because of its susceptibility to mold.
Pricing has not been set, but the company informed Cigar Insider it would be its most expensive offering to date Back in 2013, the company released the Don Pepin Garcia – 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2013, to commemorate ten years of Pepin opening his first factory, El Rey de los Habanos in Little Havana. The 10th Anniversary Cigar carried a price point of $21.95, which was previously the highest priced cigar in the My Father portfolio.
At a glance, here is a look at the My Father Garcia & Garcia:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98
Filler: Nicaraguan, including Pelo de Oro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father Cigars SA)
The My Father Garcia & Garcia will come in one size – a 6 3/4 x 54 Toro Deluxe. The cigar is packaged in ten count boxes.
How can a cigar using the most ubiquitous wrapper of the last two years be considered ultra premium? I call bullshit.
I might have to agree with you on this one…although I dont know if its a poor choice of wrapper and maybe it worked best with the blend but there are sooo many cigar, sooo many My Father cigars and other cigars they make for numerous other companies, that use the E.Habano wrapper. Regardless I love Pelo d’Oro tobacco so I will grab one or two and see if they are worth the “ultra premium” price.
Maybe they could have thought outside the box a little and used a wrapper not already used in their portfolio?
By sound alone it sounds like a redux of the 10th anniversary cigar.
With winning cigar of the year, I can see the bigger spenders wanting to know if there is a more “premium” offering.
‘ ” I just smoked a Garcia y Garcia & was very disappointed. I have always liked My Fathers Cigar but this cigar is quite different in taste. Not worth the $35.00 price.