Last year, My Father was one of several companies to take a more stripped-down approach to its PCA trade show booth; instead of the structure that was used in 2019, the company went to freestanding display banners in the corners, and then a handful of display cases in the center of the booth with a good amount of seating filling up the space.

That look returned this year, and was one of the better examples that shows that it’s not necessary to have a huge structure in order to generate a significant amount of traffic. Seemingly from the moment the doors opened throughout the first day, the booth had a steady stream of retailers, complemented by one of the most well-staffed booths on the floor, all clad in My Father baseball jerseys for day one.

One of the things that helped facilitate the change to the smaller booth is the company ‘s willingness to not show off its entire portfolio, which would require a significant amount of space. The added effect is that it puts the spotlight on the new products as well as some other selections from the portfolio. As for those new products, both celebrate significant milestones.

Flor de las Antillas 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2022

My Father Cigars is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Flor de las Antillas line with a limited edition that features a modified blend, using only tobaccos grown by the Garcia family, while the wrapper is a higher priming than the original, meaning it is darker and a bit stronger than the regular production version. The cigars will be easy to tell apart, as the primary band gets an update and adds a foot ribbon.

Each box is individually numbered, and each cigar comes in its own coffin. The shipping date and price are still to be announced, but the expectation is that the cigars will be out around November.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Flor de las Antillas 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2022 (6 1/2 x 52) — TBA (Box of 12, TBA)

Production: 5,000 Boxes of 12 Cigars (60,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: TBA

My Father Le Bijou 1922 100 Años Limited Edition

Another limited edition, these cigars honor what would be the 100th birthday of José Garcia Alayón, the father of José “Pepín” Garcia. The blend has been slightly modified from the regular production My Father Le Bijou 1922, with all of the tobaccos coming from the García family’s San Rafael, Las Quebradas and San José farms. Of note, the Corona Extra gets a soft box press, while the Corona Especial is round. Both sizes are limited to 1,922 boxes of 22 cigars, which are nods to the year that José Garcia Alayón was born. The price and shipping date are still to be announced, but it should be out ahead of the winter holidays, and will only be available to retailers who order them at the show.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • My Father Le Bijou 1922 100 Años Limited Edition Corona Extra (5 1/2 x 48) — $TBA (Box of 22, $TBA)
  • My Father Le Bijou 1922 100 Años Limited Edition Corona Especial (6 1/2 x 44) — $TBA (Box of 22, $TBA)

Production: 3,844 Boxes of 22 Cigars (84,568 Total Cigars)

Release Date: TBA

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.