My Father Cigars has begun shipping its most premium and exclusive release yet, the Humidor Deluxe, which celebrates the 70th birthday of José “Pepín” García.

As the name implies, there is a humidor that is part of the release; specifically one made by Elie Bleu, the famous French accessories maker. The cedar-lined humidor can hold up to 95 cigars, and includes a lift-out tray, custom-made humidification system and hygrometer, and lockable lid. The lid features a design that showcases the My Father Cigars logo in a high-gloss finish. “It is absolutely gorgeous,” said Janny García.

But no humidor is complete without cigars, and the My Father Humidor Deluxe comes with cigars, 100 of them to be specific. It’s a Nicaraguan puro with all of the tobaccos coming from the company’s farms, highlighted by a corojo 99 wrapper. “This 3/4 to full body cigar is very well balanced and complex,” the company wrote, calling it “a one-of-a-kind blend.” It is offered in a 6 1/2 x 52 toro vitola, a size that has been used for the company’s annual limited edition releases.

The cigars come packaged in their own box while the humidor ships empty, which allows the purchaser to fill it to their preference.

My Father Cigars has produced a total of 75 individually numbered humidors, though five of them are staying with the García family, while the other 70 head to retail stores. The humidor and cigars, which are designed to be sold as a set, come with an MSRP of $10,000.

Pepín García turned 70 on Oct. 23, 2020. The company intended for the Humidor Deluxe to be released in 2020, but as with many things, the COVID-19 pandemic slowed both production and delivery of the humidors.

Images courtesy of My Father Cigars and Janny García.

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 MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.