My Father Cigars SA, the production facility run by the Garcia family in Estelí, Nicaragua, wins the Prime Time Award for Large Factory of the Year for 2023. This award factors in things such as innovation, continued quality, and impact on the industry coming out of a large factory. It’s the second year in a row the factory has won this honor, and it’s the first time in this category a factory has won it in consecutive years.
My Father was coming off a big year in 2022. It was that year that the factory produced the My Father Le Bijou 1922 100 Años Limited Edition Corona Extra, a cigar that would capture our 2023 Cigar of the Year. Going into 2023, the factory didn’t seem to miss a bit. It not only delivered stellar releases for the My Father brand but also delivered outstanding cigars for many of its key clients, such as Tatuaje, Ashton, and Crowned Heads. In the end, not only were the products fantastic, they showcased the versatility and consistency of quality coming out of this factory.
Our team noted this as well. My Father Cigars appeared on all five ballots, including two first-place votes and two second-place votes.
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
2023 My Father Cigars SA, Nicaragua
Photo Credit: Cigar Coop