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Don Pepin Garcia Blue

A beautiful, Cuban-esque gem.

Jose Garcia, otherwise known as Don Pepin, is the man behind some of the industry's hottest cigars. My Father, DPG Cuban Classic, Tatuaje, and Flor de Las name a few.

To create the Blue, a blend of 100% Nicaraguan tobacco is utilized. All Cuban-seed, this hearty mixture is made complete with a dark Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. The cigar 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 among the World's Top 25 Cigars, number eight to be exact, 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."

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Overall Rating 4.32 out of 5 Based on 50 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Don Pepin Garcia Blue”

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4 out of 5
Very close, but...
These were traditionally one of my favorites. The flavor and strength, like many Don Pepins, are spot on. However, the past several times I've ordered a 5 or 10-pack, most sticks are rolled so tight that the experience is compromised. The "looser" ones are still on point, though.
5 out of 5
Total enjoyment!
Like many of Don Pepin blends I’ve enjoyed, the Blue Generoso is a complex full body sipping cigar. I say sipping cause I just didnt want it to end! Firm white ash, perfect draw & burn, typical of this master blender. It’s earthy leathery mixed with black pepper after dinner smoke. Buy with confidence only if you’re a full body full flavor fan. Exquisite and one of my favorites from his long list of outstanding smokes.
5 out of 5
Don pepin
Don pepins is my husband favorite cigars
4 out of 5
Great flavor
Most burn well but a few were rolled a bit tight which turns me off fast. I don’t like to work to enjoy my smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Such a fine cigar. Nice draw, even burn and the flavor can’t be beat. If you enjoy a bold cigar with a spiced flavor this is the cigar for you.
5 out of 5
Quick smoke
Perfect for a quick smoke after lunch or on the go.
5 out of 5
Great taste, good cigar.
I like the lancero. Often requires a poke to smoke even all the way through.
5 out of 5
Don Pepin Blue is one of my favorite
Nice even burn, good aroma. All around a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Don Pepin Blue
One of the world's finest cigars at a great price.
5 out of 5
Cigar newbie initiation!
My nose bleeds; eyes water; ears smoke ....SOOOO GOOOOD!
5 out of 5
A Great Smoke
That is one delicious smoke...I am ready for another order of these beauties...
5 out of 5
This cigar just surpassed my love for the ever inconsistent Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970. Like other reviewers I have had bad experiences with construction and smoke but I finally let these beauts rest in the humidor for 3 weeks under consistent 68/68 and alas this is my favorite cigar. This baby requires idle time in a humidor, DO NOT SMOKE OFF THE SHELF!!!!
5 out of 5
My kind of stick
Love it
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great go to Cigar.
What can you say about such a classic? It's a perfect go to smoke, and never disappoints.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
It seems anything from the Garcia family is outstanding. Definitely one of my favorite smokes
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Full Bodied, nice construction, even smoke! Not for the faint hearted.
1 out of 5
Really disapointed
I will be brief. I could not get into this cigar, the two that I tried to smoke tasted like chemicals in my mouth. very harsh could not get through even a quarter of one. they seem to draw fine and burn well but I really don't have a sophisticated enough vocabulary to describe the flavor. I really dislike everything about this cigar. I have 3 left of five and if my friend enjoys them there his.
5 out of 5
Always Quality
Just a good quality smoke. Always consistent.
2 out of 5
Harsh and Bitter Aftertaste
So far, two of the five that I've smoked have been disappointing. Both cigars were harsh and had a bitter aftertaste. It's not likely that I'll reorder Pepins any time soon.
5 out of 5
Let them rest!
Great cigar. Very important that they rest for a couple of months before smoking. With no rest they'll be bitter and over powering.
4 out of 5
excellent smoke
A very good smoke , bold with a strong finish
1 out of 5
I smoke only Lanceros and this is my second box of these highly regarded stogies. I am not impressed. They are VERY hit and miss. They are poorly rolled in general and do not smoke well. However, you can get a good one in the box and it will be quite nice. There are many other Lanceros out there that flatly bury this stick consistently. I would avoid buying these.
4 out of 5
Don Pepin Blue
Very good smoke, even better heritage.
3 out of 5
Don Pepin Garcia Blue
Great smoke. One of the most under-rated Cigars in the Don Pepin familia.
5 out of 5
Great cigar, a bit expensive thou.
Very enjoyable cigar. This is a two hour long experience so make sure you've got no pressing business to attend to. Smoove throughout.
4 out of 5
Wild Ride
Dynamic, robust, eventful--all describe the DP Garcia Blue Generoso. Definitively full-bodied, this cigar debuts an aggressive pepper which mellows to an earthy coffee-leather before climbing to a spicy crescendo. Burns well, finishes well. Absolutely the most "active" smoke I've enjoyed!
2 out of 5
So conflicted about these
So tasty, so so wonderful, in other sizes. Lancero is my all time favorite size BUT NOT THESE. They were so so tight, like basically twigs tight. Like lit it and after 5 min had to throw it away tight. This made me so sad, because these are so darn good, in other sizes.
5 out of 5
I love them!!!! Will order
I love them!!!! Will order more in the future.
4 out of 5
What can you say....
This is just a great all around cigar. Strong, spicy and smooth. This is one of my "go to" cigars when I want a smoke that is dependable in flavor and burn. This is one of several cigars that make me appreciate the Garcia family's trade, craftsmanship and accomplishments.
3 out of 5
Don Pepin Garcia Blue Invictos
The cigars are everything I expected from Don Pepin, spicy, nice draw, lots of smoke, but I'm a little disappointed as well, just about every one I've had so far from the box started to unravel a little more than three quarters of the way through. I honestly thought they would've been constructed better. I won't be purchasing them again.
2 out of 5
Thorn in my mouth
Two thick (toothpick thick) stems wrapped in last third of the first cigar out of this 5-pack so far! One stem stuck out just enough after clipping the cap to be a ruin most of the smoking experience and enjoyment, ended up tearing it up. At best inconsistent, at worst, a waste of money, we'll see after smoking more.
5 out of 5
nice soke
Nice cigar good draw burns well Lot of flavor in middle to end. Prefer the Pepin Cuban Classic but still worth it
5 out of 5
Awesome Pepin's!!!
This is my absolutely favorite cigar, PERIOD!!! Anyone who wants feel free to send me a box of these lanceroes!!!!!
4 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent construction, smooth draw, great flavor. It'd be a 5 star if it had a bit more character to it's flavor.
5 out of 5
A Grandslam
By far the best cigar I have tried. Strong smoke but the after-taste is unbelievable. I can't wait to load up more of these.
5 out of 5
One of the best!
Now this is a cigar that's loaded with flavor and spice with just enough aggressiveness in the retrohale to make my eyes shed tears of joy. Is there a bad Cigar that Pepin puts his name on? Still looking.
5 out of 5
Don Pepin 5-pack.
Got the shipment fast and in great shape! Thoroughly enjoy this fine smoke!
5 out of 5
My go 2
Smoking these for years. Occasionally get some that are under aged or over humid. If I have a problem I take them out of the cellophane and dry them on my desk for 3 to 5 days. Great smoke!
5 out of 5
Outstanding smoke... firmly packed, the draw is perfect after a little time in the humi. Rarely needs correction. Smooth, med-full flavors of leather, earth, toasted nuts and light pepper visit throughout. 1000 smokes in my humi, when i'm undecided...? Just go Blue...
3 out of 5
Good smoke, but...
Not a bad smoke, a little tight on the draw. Not sure if I'd buy it again
3 out of 5
She's Tight
I have to agree with the others that say is tightly rolled. I managed to smoke my sample by cutting and then using a punch to get enough looseness to get a good draw. Flavor was satisfying but not sure it is worth the effort given the tight roll.
4 out of 5
Don Peppin Blue
Ordered the Lanceros and what a great cigar. Burns nice and just a great Cuban resemblance. It's definitely nice to have a few of these long beauties stashed in the humi.!! (I know I am) Order up a 5 pack!!! I know you will be as satisfied as I was.
5 out of 5
Don Pepin Garcia Blue Delicias
I like everything by Don Pepin/My Father but this one is one of the very best. It's in the Top 10 of all my cigars. They are firmly made and have good smoke and ash. And have plenty of flavor but are not overpowering.
4 out of 5
Great Smokes
Never get tired of DPG Blues...
5 out of 5
Is 9.2"x48 enough corojo?
No. Fortunately, I bought 5. :-)
5 out of 5
Exactly what a cigar should be.
Spice, Cuban-esque, no harshness and perfectly built corona. It's THE cigar to get.
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Very good Cigar. A little on the strong side but no harsh aftertaste and one of my favorites and consistently good.
5 out of 5
Don Pepin Garcia Blue Exclusivos
As usual a GREAT CIGAR by My Father Cigars !!!
5 out of 5
Love is "Blue"
Full bodied, but not harsh. Well balanced and flavorful. An excellent stick, and stick size. This has become one of my "special event" cigars.
Customer Testimonials
Mixed results. Smoked 6 of them, 3 were way too tight, draw was minimal and therefore unacceptable. The other 3 were better. My opinion... when CA rates a cigar like this so high, manufacturer races to roll a ton of them and quality goes down.
Just got these. Lit one up and they are tasty. Thanks CI!
I have smoked many cigarillos in my day. This for me is one, if not THE best cigarillo out there. Worth a try!
CLASSIC, Boxworthy, nuff said, just go buy some.
I wouldn't put this cigar in the full classification. It's somewhere between full and medium. In flavor it's warm roasted cashews and pepper. It's easy on the coffee and more on the leather. Has a very long finish that pleasantly stays with you through the day. Extremely well made and the burn is correct. Outstanding quality and flavor.
Love these cigars!
Picked up a Generoso (6 x 50) locally to try it. Completely different experience from what I had been expecting given all the hype about how good it is. From first light until the nub it was dry (not the cigar itself, but the effect on my mouth). The smoke literally sucked all the moisture out of my tongue and the roof of my mouth. Whatever flavors were present were almost immediately subsumed in the dry finish. This was my second Pepin blend tried (La Reloba Habano was the first). I don't like either of these blends.
This honestly is a perfect blend. I can see why this has a ranking of number 8 in the world top 25. This was the first actually (fine) cigar I ever smoked, given to me by a friend, and no I will absolutely not give these to anybody, I enjoy them that much. This cigar is what made me a cigar smoker. Anyway I've tried several stronger varieties like Man O' War Ruination for example, which is great, and many, many others, but I always return to this toasty, yet perfectly light enough, gem. Just buy them, you will not regret it.
This is my favorite cigar. Great draw and smooth throughout.
I love the DPG Blue. Great flavor and smoke. It leaves the palate wanting more. A really good cigar.
Like all Don Pepin/My Father cigars, this one is very well constructed with a nice triple cap and packed with dynamic flavors. I love the silky texture of the smoke itself and the flavors I note are creamy cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, and an anise or cinammon burst. Solid upper-medium to full body.
I'm a huge fan of Don Pepin cigars including the My Father line. Finally, I just got around to trying these. Wow, what an amazing cigar. I just wish I ordered more of them from the Joe's daily deal :(
my favorite cigar. However, several of these cigars were very dry and the wrappers were cracked. Although I have purchased several orders fro CI, I was not happy with this shipment.
I've made these part of my weekly rotation a true smokers passion. Oaky, earthy, leathery, semi sweet cedar, another Pepin great.
Don Pepin Garcia, This cigar did not hit the mark for all the hype it has got. It starts off with a hint of spice and leather. Which fades into a woody short finish. This smoke is medium to full body with a good draw and short finish. I really do not know how it got #8?? There are a lot of smokes that would rate higher. I think the name on the band helps this one along. People are afraid to say what they think. I for one did not care much for it. I would not run out and buy one. How ever with that said I have had worse. Many people may find this a great smoke. That is why it is fun trying out all the cigars I can. Still the smoothest thing I have ever had the pleasure smoking was the Ashton Heritage or the Cabinet.. Both are very smooth and if you think the Pepin is smooth you should try the Ashton. Just my two and 1/2 cents worth. Enjoy your smoke.
Don Pepin blue labels are by far my favorite cigar. These are the cigars that took me from smoking cheap stuff because I didn't know better to these and better. The Blue is incredible from start to finish. It has a full bodied flavor without being over powering. I highly recommend these cigars to anyone from a beginner to an aficionado.
Great cigar. My go to. Preference is the generosos.
Follow-up to my last review. The blue label is a great cigar when you can get smoke out of it. I have tossed three I have attempted to smoke because they were rolled too tightly. Great flavor!
My favorite cigars are Man O' War Ruination, Diesel Unlimited, and Cain Habano F Series. I used to smoke the DPG Blue labels years ago and then got caught up in trying other bands, thereby forgetting about the Blues. I orderd a box of the Toro Gordos and smoked one after one day in my humidor. It was phenomenal!! It had that "cuban twang" that I remembered and had forgotten how satisfying it truly was. The DPG Blue Label is a great full bodied cigar that can be appreciated by any cigar smoker who loves strength, richness and smoothness, delivered in an elegant way. I highly recommend the Toro Gordos!
I would like to start off with saying, "I'm absolutely enthralled with the toro size." just received two 10 packs and the first two I have smoked are absolutely one of the best I have smoked. My humidors are stocked with padilla Miami, Padilla Dominus, monticristo media noche, graycliff, swagg, all of the man o war varieties, and now this beautiful work of art! I'll just put it to you this way, this will be a staple in the rotation. I can't wait to see what some age will do to this cigar. It's the half off version to a My Father or some others out there that are in that same category... Lots of pepper in the beginning, then the ligero's tame out a bit into some very smooth, sweet, spicy and rich espresso flavors. I did try a robusto, and this toro knocks it out of the park!!! Totally different taste and quality all together... Give it another shot (person at CI who reveiwed the robusto)... The toro rocks!!!
These are my favorite mid-priced cigars out there. Great craftsmanship, great draw and great flavor. I've had a box in the bottom of my humidor for about 14 months. Up until a week ago, I had not smoke one in about 6 months. They were great day one but after a year plus rest, they are simply amazing which I'm sure will continue. Stock up!
When ever I put the flame to a DPG Blue everything else just goes away for 90 min or so. Is that not why we smoke great cigars to begin with?
So I was on the fence about ordering these with so many other higher rated smokes out there and finally took the plunge. I lit one up straight out of the box when it arrived and was amazed by the wall of smoothe smoke and ever changing flavors. The last third totally blew me away... This is easily in my top three! Will definitely be ordering more!
The latest batch of DP Blue Generoso's are the best I've ever had. Nice dark wrappers. Solid construction. Outstanding Pepin Peppery flavors throughout the entire stick, right down to the nub. Best Pepin's I've had in a while.
Although I've only had one of these (with more coming), I can concur with staff and customer reviews--this is a cigar among cigars and one can definitely tell the skill with which this was blended and constructed. Outstanding on all accounts with a lovely and complex bouquet of flavors complemented by effortless burn and draw. Highly recommended for those who want a luxury cigar.
This cigar can hold it's own with the best of the them. Lots of great flavor with a very decent burn. A very high quality cigar.
What a pleasant smoke. The Don Pepin Garcia Blue, leather, coco, deep ground coffee, spice and pepper. The shifting flavors mean they all, at one point, take center stage. Just delicious. Highly recommended.
How can something be so peppery, yet so smooth and creamy at the same time? It sounds impossible, but that is the best way I can describe this cigar. I just had my first one and I can't wait for the next one. It is definitely in the top five of all the cigars I have ever smoked. Do yourself a favor and try these!
In my opinion, this is the BEST cigar currently being produced. I smoke other brands as well, but always find myself comparing them to this cigar. The other brands always come up short. The construction, flavor, draw and burn exceed all others that I have smoked. Its best attribute is that it burns cool all the way down to the nub. If you are a true cigar lover, then this cigar will not disappoint you.
What a wonderful cigar (DPG Blue). Indeed a full-bodied cigar, with a blast of pepper to start, but it transitions to quite a flavorful and smooth smoke afterwards. In otherwords, one hour of smoker's bliss. Yes, I'll be buying this one again and again.
Nice, nice (Don Pepin Garcia Blue). Spice, spice....Nice!
Excellent construction, the wrapper is beautiful. (Don Pepin Garcia Blue) The cigar starts out peppery and has a unique flavor but begins to mellow out with a great finish which stays cool all the way to the end. The few that I smoked a little bit of a tight of a draw. All in all its a great smoke.
Very nice cigar (Don Pepin Garcia Blue)except for some unevening burning on three different ones..two different sizes. The triple cap is a plus.
WoW!! One of the most satisfying smokes I have ever had (Don Pepin Garcia Blue). Not only the most delicious looking, but tasting to. Pepper at the first puff, it mellows out inot a great smoke that just seems to last the entire afternoot. Got this one with the Cigar of The Month in May!! First time trying the Cigar of The Month but by showing me the cigars you will send me are quality, I will renew my subscription indefinetly.

Don Pepin Garcia Blue


In this industry, I learn something new every day. Whether it’s from a cigar manufacturer, manager or co-worker, if you have something interesting to say about tobacco, I’m all ears. Believe it or not, one of my finer resources for good information is customers from the CI Super-Store. It amazes me how much these folks know about tobacco growing, fermenting, rolling and so much more.

Sadly though, a customer occasionally gets a hold of some bad info and ends up spouting it off to me, thus, resulting in a painful wince in my face as if I just changed a diaper. A loyal customer named G. swears that the Don Pepin Garcia Blue blend changes every time he comes into the store. His bewilderment is conceived by the fact that Pepin formerly applied a pale blue cigar band with normal manuscript font for the blend. However, more recently, the hue of blue has changed to a darker shade, while the gold font is printed in cursive. This makes G.’s head spin, elevating a state of confusion in his mind. Seriously, he stumbles down the CI Super-Store aisles as if he just got off the Tea Cup ride at Disney World.

I’m not comparing the cigars with two differing bands side-by-side because, honestly, it’s not that big of a deal to me. But G.’s baffling plight did spark an interest in me to rate the blend. Therefore, I am smoking the Don Pepin Garcia Blue Invicto (Robusto).

Before I spark this thing up, I’m excited. Not only do people rave about Pepin’s blends, the Blue is a cigar that receives an overabundance of high accolades, including a #8 rating as a top cigar in the world according to a well-known cigar publication. With this said, I expect greatness.

However, as I grab this Nicaraguan puro off the shelf, I need to be honest with you; this cigar doesn’t look overly appealing to me. It’s ok I guess. The Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper looks average at best and that original pale blue band with gold manuscript is somewhat lackluster. The ‘Invicto’ size is a standard 5”x50 robusto, a size that I prefer while at work. One thing I know is never judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to a Pepin blend.

As I toss the vaguely yellow cellophane away (a sign of good age), I fire up the Blue with wooden stick matches. A pleasant, rich aroma fills the air but I’m greeted by a significantly tight draw. Listen, I can’t suck no golf ball out of a garden hose…if I could, it would be extremely questionable…and I’m not fixin’ to start practicing. I’ve had relatively good experience with Pepin’s products but a 12-year old must have been operating the Drawmaster during the construction of this cigar because I am getting minimal smoke. 

I quickly toss the cigar away and grab a new one. As I spark Blue #2 up, the draw is much better and I catch a nice leathery note at the start. Okay…now this is what I’m talking about! Through the first half-inch of the cigar a subtle spice changes into a bready flavor which I enjoy. Seriously, I’m getting notes of sourdough pretzel, but that could be due to the fact I ate 3 small bags of Anderson Buttered Balls…wow, that sounds awkward. Oddity aside, my happiness did not endure, for my Pepin Blue Invicto had extinguished without my doing. To blame it on myself could potentially be an erroneous accusation but I’ll take this one on the chin for the sake of argument. But while we’re at it, I did not catch many noteworthy changes of flavor throughout the rest of the cigar. Solid blend and flavor? Sure. Something that tickles my fancy? Not particularly.

I know…I didn’t give you much there. Sadly, I didn’t pick up on many notable characteristics that were singed into my memory. Moreover, I will not go on for two paragraphs barraging the cigar with disapproval. This cigar is medium-to-full bodied, though my friend G. really likes the Pepin Blue because it’s "mellow and smooth.” Epic fail, G.

Listen, I know this is a highly rated blend. Furthermore, I’m aware Pepin has been making incredible cigars for some time. Honestly, I’m just not on board right now with the Don ‘Pepin’ Garcia Blue Invicto. I ask of you to take my review with a grain of salt and, whatever you do, please do not lose confidence in my palate. However, at $7.50 a piece, it’s easy for me to chalk this one up as a FAIL.

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