My Father
Don Pepin Garcia Original by My Father Cigars

Vitola: Invictos (Robusto)
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 50

Binder: Nicaraguan: Criollo
Filler: Nicaraguan: Corojo and Criollo
Blender/Creator: Jose Pepin Garcia
Factory: Tabacalera Cubanas S.A. in Esteli, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source:
Date Purchased: June 12, 2018
Price: 5.30
Date Smoked: November 26, 2018
Quantity: 2

Don Pepin Garcia Original by My Father Cigars

Today, I tried to pay attention to this Nicaraguan Puro, My Father’s Don Pepin Garcia Original Blue Label that delivered a chewy mouthful of pepper spice and woody smoke right off the bat. The “Cubenesque” triple cap got my punch-cut this morning.

The draw was perfect with just the correct amount of resistance; copious amounts of smoke follow, no pepper spice on the retrohale but it’s slightly on my tongue providing for a lasting finish.

At the final third and this cigar seems to be mellowing a bit. The pepper is gone creamy earth appears and I smile. Yes, this deserves a spot in my TupperDor

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

I think this was my third Don Pepin Garcia Original but it’s been a while since my first one a few months ago and I’m sure I wasn’t paying attention or, for certain, my palette was even more uneducated than it is today.

I don’t remember the draw being this tight but it decided not to be an issue as I went along. The smoke was plentiful with this medium to full-bodied cigar.

Dry wood and a bit of pepper at the start that mellows out at the halfway point and the draw eventually improved and continued to provide abundant chewy smoke.

I’m happy at this point because I’m working (reading) and I don’t have to pay attention to this low-maintenance cigar.

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill


The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Tight
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Wood
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Long
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 1
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1