Our Family or Our Story
Born in Cuba in 1950, third generation master blender Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia rolled his first cigar at the young age of 11, and it was then that his passion for tobacco and premium cigars was born. After becoming a world-renowned master roller in Cuba and earning many accolades, Garcia began his journey toward even bigger goals.
In 2003, Garcia came to Miami and opened a small cigar factory called El Rey de los Habanos with his son, Jaime, and daughter, Janny. His early blends received critical acclaim and rave reviews. This was the perfect foundation for the company to grow, and it grew quickly. Leveraging the expertise that Jose Pepin gained from launching the Tatuaje, San Cristobal, or La Aroma de Cuba brands, he had the expertise to bring this vision to life. Along with his eponymous Don Pepin Garcia brand, all the pieces were in place for Pepin to take the company to new heights.
In 2008, Jaime Garcia developed the original and top-rated My Father blend which was a tremendous accomplishment. In 2009, the family moved their thriving operation to a state-of-the-art factory and farm in Estelí, Nicaragua, that would take on the name of Jaime’s incredible new top-shelf blend. The opening of My Father Cigars S.A. brought forth a new, prosperous chapter for My Father Cigars, and the Garcia family dream became a reality.
In Miami, the operation consists of a tenured team of cigar rolling experts, a meticulous quality control process, and a massive warehouse and distribution facility to keep up with the growing demand. Through the growth, the family is all heavily involved in all aspects of the business from seed to ash ensuring that the My Father Cigar brand matches the standards set by Jose Pepin so many years ago.
Today, with a slew of 90-plus ratings, My Father Cigars are widely considered to be one of the most highly acclaimed brands in the premium cigar industry with a diverse portfolio of top-quality blends.