I have been attending the annual IPCPR trade show since 2013 and, apart from shedding partner brands Tatuaje and L’Atelier (both expanded to their own booth in 2016), the My Father Cigars booth has not changed. The look is both old-school and classy, like a recreation of a luxury cigar shop contained within the trade show floor. Wood, glass, and ornate ribbons and gold trimmings complete the ambiance—it’s the physical manifestation of every My Father cigar rolled into “booth format”.

For 2017, there was nothing new, per se, as My Father opted instead to revive old, predicate-safe brands—keeping in accordance with FDA regulations.

La Opulencia

As mentioned, La Opulencia is a predicate-safe brand, meaning it was released prior to August 8, of 2016. The cigars will now be nationally distributed, joining the core lineup of My Father cigars. In fact, La Opulencia will become the sixth cigar under My Father’s fundamental, eponymously-titled, My Father series (joining My FatherLe Bijou 1922, My Father Connecticut, Garcia & Garcia, and The Judge). As usual, the blend features García-grown Nicaraguan tobaccos at its core (El Pedrero, Las Lometas and La Bonita); setting the blend apart is the first use of a San Andrés wrapper in the MF series (or any regular production My Father cigar, for that matter).

The cigars are box-pressed and feature a medium/full body that is described as a cross between the richness of Le Bijou 1922 and the strength of The Judge.

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  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés (Rosado Oscuro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo | Corojo)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Criollo | Corojo | Habano)
  • Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 6 (semi-box-pressed)
  • Price: $7.10 – $12.54
  • Release: September, 2017
  • Petite: 4½” x 48 | $7.10 (MSRP)
  • Corona: 5″ x 46 | $8.90 (MSRP)
  • Robusto: 5¼” x 52 | $10.10 (MSRP)
  • Toro: 6″ x 54 | $11.80 (MSRP)
  • Toro Gordo: 7″ x 56 | $12.40 (MSRP)
  • Super Gordo: 6″ x 60 | $12.54 (MSRP)

Vegas Cubanas

Vegas Cubanas is said to be one of the first brands created by the García family, debuting around 2003. The marca was constricted to a handful of retail locations on the east coast roughly seven years ago—which is now being expanded once more for a full, national release. The marketing has remained largely the same as the original cigar, adding subtle changes to the box vista and cigar band, such as the modern “MF” logo design. All six sizes have returned for the nation-wide release, which began shipping a few weeks before the trade show.

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  • Wrapper: Corojo Rosado
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 25-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 6
  • Price: $6.38 – $7.76
  • Release: July, 2017
  • Coronas: 5½” x 44 | $6.38 (MSRP)
  • Invictos: 5″ x 50 | $7.30 (MSRP)
  • Generosos: 6″ x 50 | $7.48 (MSRP)
  • Delicias: 7″ x 50 | $7.58 (MSRP)
  • Imperiales: 6⅛” x 52 (torpedo) | $7.76 (MSRP)
  • Magnates: 7⅝” x 49 | $7.76 (MSRP)

Other

  • Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2017 was on center display at the MF booth. The cigars began shipping in May, 2017, bringing back the fan-favorite limited edition from 2011. Setting the blend apart from the regular Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is added age, select tobaccos, and Pelo de Oro in the filler (which is used on all MF Limited Edition releases). 3,000 boxes of 16 cigars (48,000 cigars) were released, with 2,500 boxes going to the U.S. and 500 being shipped worldwide. Pricing is set at $17 (MSRP).

My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2017 cigars IPCPR 2017