My Father Cigars will once again be a part of the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA)’s Exclusive Series of cigars. At the 2019 TAA Convention taking place March 17-21 at Casa del Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic, the company formally announced an exclusive Toro size of its Don Pepin Garcia Original (Blue) brand would be a part of 2019 TAA Exclusive Series. Details of the release were first reported by Cigar Aficionado.
Dubbed the Don Pepin Garcia Original TAA Exclusive Limited Edition 2019, the cigar is a 6 x 54 Toro featuring 100 percent Nicaraguan tobaccos. It uses the same blend components as the regular production Don Pepin Garcia Original line. The cigars will feature a secondary and footer band indicating it is a TAA Exclusive release. The Don Pepin Garcia Original TAA Exclusive Limited Edition 2019 will be presented in 25-count boxes. Pricing is set at $10.00.
One difference is that while the Don Pepin Garcia Original line is produced in Miami, the new TAA size will be produced at the My Father Cigars factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
This is the sixth consecutive year, and seventh time overall, that My Father Cigars has released a TAA Exclusive. Below is a list of all of the TAA releases by My Father Cigars
- 2011: Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial TAA Edition
- 2014: My Father TAA Exclusive 2014
- 2015: La Antiguedad TAA Exclusive 2015 by My Father Cigars
- 2016: El Centurion H.2K.CT Box Pressed Torpedo (TAA Exclusive) by My Father Cigars
- 2017: Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial TAA 2017
- 2018: Flor de las Antillas Lancero
- 2019: Don Pepin Garcia Original TAA Exclusive Limited Edition 2019
Typically TAA Exclusive Cigars are unveiled at the annual convention and made available to the approximately 80 retail members. The members come together at the annual convention and collectively make high volume purchases on cigars in exchange for exclusive promotions and pricing.
While other companies are expected to make TAA releases, very few make formal announcements on the products being offered to the TAA. The TAA also does not make formal announcements. The Don Pepin Garcia Original TAA Exclusive Limited Edition 2019 joins Crowned Heads’ The Angel’s Anvil 2019, Eiroa Jamastran, E.P. Carrillo La Historia 656, La Palina Silver Label, and Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA Exclusive as TAA releases Cigar Coop has been able to confirm thus far.