My Father Cigars brought a trio of goodies to New Orleans for the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show: a new size, a new line, and a limited edition.

My Father Cigars booth IPCPR 2015

The My Father Limited Edition 2015 marked the return of the company’s high-end offering and the fifth anniversary since the line’s debut. It uses an Ecuadorian habano rosado wrapper over corojo 2006 and habano binders and Nicaraguan fillers and comes in a 6 1/2 x 52 toro vitola. Production is expected to be in the neighborhood of 4,200 boxes, with 4,000 slated for the U.S. market and the remainder heading to international markets.

My Father Cigars Limited Edition 5th Anniversary

The Centurion line adds a new version called H-2K-CT, which replaces the original Nicaraguan sun grown criollo 98 wrapper with a Connecticut sun grown habano seed leaf. The idea has been in development by Jaime García for several years and the change adds a sweet, creamy aspect to the cigar. It’s being released in two sizes, a Corona (5 1/2 x 48) and Toro (6 x 52).

My Father Flor de Las Antillas El Centurion IPCPR 2015

The Flor de Las Antillas gets a new size, the Toro Grande, a box-pressed 6 x 60. It becomes the fifth regular production size and is set to ship in the coming days, with an MSRP of $9.10, before taxes.

José Ortega, the company’s vice-president of sales, shares a bit more about what My Father Cigars brought to the show:

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.