With Saint Patrick’s Day less than two weeks ago, United Cigars is beginning to ship the new St. Patrick’s Firecracker from All Saints Cigars.
As many companies do with products for this holiday, the color green is a big focus. The cigar is a barberpole, meaning it uses two wrappers: a green candela leaf from Nicaragua and an Ecuadorian oscuro leaf to provide the contrast. Underneath are a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Like other All Saints Cigars, the blend is made at Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The St. Patrick’s Firecracker is a 3 1/2 x 50 short robusto vitola with an elongated pigtail that is designed to mimic the fuse of a firework. The MSRP is set at $8 per cigar and production is limited to 300 boxes of 20 cigars.
United Cigars showed the cigar off at last month’s TPE 2023 trade show in Las Vegas.
The roots of the Firecracker Series date back to 2007 and Two Guys Smoke Shop, a New Hampshire-based chain of retailers owned by Dave Garofalo, who also owns United. The Firecracker cigars are typically a 3 1/2 x 50 petit robusto that features a long pigtail. Over the years, various manufacturers have made Firecracker Series including Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, El Artista, Fratello, Kristoff, La Flor Dominicana, My Father, Perdomo, RoMa Craft Tobac, Selected Tobacco and Tatuaje.
This is neither the first time there’s been a Firecracker with a candela, nor the first time there’s been a Firecracker release for Saint Patrick’s Day. In 2021, United Cigars released the Irish Car Bomb, which also had a barberpole wrapper but lacked the fuse-like pigtail.
Update — In the original version of this story David Garofalo’s name was misspelled.