Perdomo Cigars will be making the newest cigar for United Cigars’s Firecracker series, as the cigar was announced on The Cigar Authority this past weekend.

The Perdomo Firecracker measures 3 1/2 x 50 and is a Nicaraguan puro, using the same wrapper leaf found on the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sungrown. Underneath that is a blend that creates what Nick Perdomo Jr. called a full-bodied cigar that is “heavy in flavor,” noting that it uses a good amount of tobacco from the Estelí region.

The Perdomo Firecracker comes with an MSRP of $7 per cigar, with 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars produced, a total run of 20,000 cigars.

The Firecracker line dates back to 2007 and a Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label cigar that measured three inches long with a 50 ring gauge. Its cap was decorated with a long strand of tobacco that resembled a fuse, and with a release date around the July 4th holiday, the line was born. That cigar was created for Two Guys Cigars in New Hampshire.

Since that first cigar, the Firecracker line has evolved into its own brand, though it is made at the Leyandas factory in the Dominican Republic. It is an ongoing offering from United Cigars, which along with Two Guys Cigars, is headed by David Garofalo.

The Firecracker collection has also included several limited edition collaborations with other manufacturers that come in vitolas similar to The Firecracker, including Tatuaje, Fratello, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Kristoff, La Flor Dominicana and RoMa Craft Tobac. These are part of United Cigars’s Series Unidas collection, which features collaborations with other manufacturers in a blend or vitola.

The Perdomo Firecracker will go on sale at Two Guys Cigars’ three retail locations on June 20, and will then be available for online sales beginning on June 22. United Cigars will also begin shipping to other retailers around the end of June.

Correction: The original version of this story indicated that the cigar was an exclusive for Two Guys Cigars, however it will also be made available to other retailers via United Cigars.

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