Jaime (pronounced Hi-may) Garcia is the son of Don Pepin Garcia, and an integral member of the family business. He’s worked side-by-side with Pepin for years and has had in hands in a number of projects. But now, he’s got his own eponymous brand – blended entirely solo.
This brand made its first appearance in NYC during a special event on December 2009. The cigar, which at that time did not have a specific name, was made in only one size for that event. It was so well received that Jaime Garcia decided to incorporate into regular production using his own name for the brand, called after that night “Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial”.
This Medium-to-Full Bodied cigar, made at My Father Cigars S.A., has an oily and dark broadleaf wrapper, which provides it an exceptional smoke with an incomparable aroma.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial utilizes a dark, oily Broadleaf maduro wrapper paired with a rich blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers with tobaccos from some of the Garcia family’s farms. It’s on the fuller side, but smooth and layered with notes of espresso, pepper, earth, and cedar.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial received a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: “Even though this dark, near-veinless robusto is solid to the touch, it draws wonderfully, leaving full-bodied notes of pepper, wine oak and coffee bean flavors on the palate.”
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Body: Medium to Full