The Prime Time Awards are voted on by members of the Cigar Coop team. The awards look at the impact on the cigar industry. Today, we unveil our choice for 2022 Large Factory of the Year. This award factors in things such as innovation, continued quality, and impact on the industry coming out of a large sized factory.


The My Father Cigars factory, the production facility run by the Garcia family in Estelí, Nicaragua, wins the Prime Time Award for Large Factory of the Year.

2022 was a big year for My Father Cigars. It saw a very strong year of production for its own cigars and the cigars it produces for many key brands – most notably Tatuaje and Ashton. Whether it was regular production or limited editions, the factory was firing on all cylinders in 2022. In the end, the products delivered were outstanding – and they showcased the versatility and consistency of quality coming out of this factory.


Our team noted this as well. My Father Cigars finished with four first place votes and easily cruised to win the award in this category.

For more details on our selection process, click here.

The full vote results appear here.

Complete List Winners (Refined as Large Factory of the Year in 2017)

2014 Casa Fernandez (Multiple locations: Nicaragua, United States)
2015 Davidoff, Dominican Republic, Honduras
2016 Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia, Dominican Republic
2017 Plasencia S.A., Nicaragua
2018 Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua, S.A., Nicaragua
2019 Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A., Nicaragua
2020 Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua, S.A., Nicaragua
2021 Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia, Dominican Republic
2022 My Father Cigars SA, Nicaragua