José "Pepín" García comes from a family of tobacco makers and entered the business in December 1961, when he was only 11 years of age, working at a cigar factory belonging to one of his uncles in the town of Báez, Province of Villa Clara, Cuba. During his long career in Cuba, he received countless distinctions and awards for his work, including the "Productivity Prize" for rolling 320 Julietas (7 x 48) in four hours. His dexterity and agility were also repeatedly compared by the Cuban press with those of a magician. Today, he owns his factory in Miami's Little Havana. It is considered by many in the cigar industry as one of the few factories that consistently produce the highest rated cigars.
This Nicaraguan puro uses all Cuban-seed tobaccos, this hearty mixture is made complete with a dark Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. The smoke is full-bodied and full-flavored, boasting a rich, spicy bouquet of flavor with an assortment of earthy nuances. Eventful from start to finish and ultimately satisfying, Don Pepin Garcia Blue is a delicious, well-balanced cigar.
In addition to being named 8th among the World's Top 25 Cigars, Don Pepin Garcia Blue received a well-deserved '93' and '92' rating, noting: "An almost perfectly constructed lancero with an exemplary pigtail cap. The draw is perfect, loading the palate with rich coffee notes well balanced by spice, chocolate, and a leathery finish."