United Cigars will release a new version of one of its existing Firecracker cigars this summer. Unlike most of the Firecracker cigars released to date, this one is not a limited edition size of an existing line from another manufacturer.

Instead, the Black Bomb Firecracker is a blend created just for this cigar. The updated version will use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. As with other Firecracker cigars, it is a 3 1/2 x 50 parejo with a long pigtail made to mimic the fuse of a firework.

Tabacalera Magia Cubana, the same factory that makes the regular production Firecracker blend, is making the Black Bomb Firecracker.

The company did not disclose details about the previous Black Bomb Firecracker.

The MSRP is set at $5.99 per cigar, and it will come in boxes of 25 cigars. United Cigars says it will take orders for the cigar at next month’s 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show and that it will begin shipping the Black Bomb Firecracker “this summer.”

In addition to the updated blend, the packaging has been updated.

“At United Cigars, we pride ourselves on our ability to push the boundaries of innovation in the Firecracker line while staying true to the essence of cigar craftsmanship,” said Oliver Nivaud, director of operations for United Cigars, in a press release. “We are excited to introduce the Black Bomb Firecracker to consumers who seek intensity and unparalleled flavors.”

Like the rest of the Firecracker cigars, it will be sold by United Cigars to stores nationwide, though the roots of the line date back to 2007 and Two Guys Smoke Shop, a New Hampshire-based chain of retailers owned by Dave Garofalo, who also owns United Cigars. 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 All Saints, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, E.P. Carrillo, El ArtistaFratelloKristoff, La Flor Dominicana, My Father, Perdomo, RoMa Craft Tobac, Rojas Cigars, Selected Tobacco and Tatuaje.

The Black Bomb Firecracker is one of a handful of blends United Cigars has created just for the Firecracker Series. Unlike the cigars from other manufacturers, these cigars are often regular production items offered to retailers year-round.

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