March 13, 2013 (Portsmouth, N.H.) – Federal Cigar is honored to announce the upcoming release of the My Father Cigar Company’s Special F to commemorate Federal’s 92nd Anniversary event on Saturday, March 16th 2013. Blended by the Pepin family, this cigar is a prime example of the history of excellence for which the My Father Cigar Company has become known.

 Federal Cigar My Father Special F

It will be a singular release, with 200 boxes of 15 in a Corona Gorda (5.5 x 46) size. They will be available for in-store purchase only starting on the 16th at the Federal Cigar My Father Lounge, located in Plaistow, NH with members of the Garcia family on hand to join in the festivities. Any remaining quantity after that weekend will be available for purchase by phone or online at

The blend of the Special F is based on the familiar S Special cigar, normally reserved for events attended by members of the Garcia family. With the Special F, however, the blend has been changed such that it stands firmly on its own as an individual cigar in both flavor and strength. Any remaining information regarding the blend is unavailable at this time, per the request of the My Father Cigar Company.

Federal Cigar My Father Special F open box 2

Federal Cigar My Father Special F box top

Federal Cigar My Father Special F single cigar

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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.