My Father Cigars will have a new line on display at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, La Promesa.

Translated as “the promise,” the cigar features an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper covering a Nicaraguan binder and filler grown by the García family on their farms. It is being produced at the My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The line will be offered in five sizes:

  • My Father La Promesa Robusto Grande (5 1/2 x 54) — $8.50 (Box of 20, $170)
  • My Father La Promesa Toro (6 x 52) — $9.20 (Box of 20, $184)
  • My Father La Promesa Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)
  • My Father La Promesa Petite (4 1/2 x 50) — $7.80 (Box of 20, $156)
  • My Father La Promesa Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 48) — $8.20 (Box of 20, $164)

According to a report by Cigar Aficionado, the name comes from a promise made by José “Pepín” García to his family when he left Cuba in 2001 that he would prove himself and his capabilities in the tobacco and cigar industries while making his family proud of his success.

The cigar is scheduled to begin shipping in June, though a more specific date has not yet been announced. It has been on the market in very limited amounts since early 2016, in order to get it on the market ahead of FDA regulations regarding the release of new cigar lines.

An e-mail sent to My Father Cigars seeking to confirm details of the report has not yet been returned.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 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.