Mi Querida Firecracker (Top 25 2018)

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15. Mi Querida Firecracker

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Nicaragua American Cigars S.A.
  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Length: 3 1/2 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Vitola: Petit Robusto
  • MSRP: $5.99 (Boxes of 20, $119.99)
  • Release Date: June 25, 2018
  • Number of Cigars Released: 500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)
  • Original Score: 92

As the name implies, the Firecracker Series is made up of cigars made by different manufacturers designed to look like firecrackers. Each year, Two Guys Smoke Shop in New Hampshire commissions a different manufacturer to produce a cigar, which is released around the July 4 holiday.

While Steve Saka's Mi Querida—Spanish for my mistress—is a regular production line, the Mi Querida was the brand's first limited edition release with only 10,000 cigars packaged in boxes of 20 released. The 3 1/2 x 50 petit robusto is “front loaded with ligero,” but otherwise features the same blend as the regular Mi Querida, namely a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper covering a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.

Profile-wise, the Mi Querida Firecracker features a dueling combination of both creaminess and pepper along with flavors of cedar, popcorn, earth and various fruity sweetness. — Brooks Whittington.

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