Cigar Review: Mi Querida Firecracker

In 2016, Steve Saka’s Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust published a lineup the cigar world had been expecting for almost two decades: Saka’s broadleaf cigar.

That point is Mi Querida, Spanish for that my mistress, a normal production release made in the NACSA mill in Estelí, Nicaragua with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper on a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

From the middle of this past year, the line had increased to seven standard production dimensions and this season it got its initial limited edition launch as part of 2 Guys Smoke Shop’s annual Firecracker Series.

mi querida firecracker cigar review

The Firecracker Series started in 2007 using a particular Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label cigar: brief and with a very long strand of tobacco running out of the cap of the cigar. As its name suggests the cigar was made to seem like a firecracker and therefore, it had been released around the July 4th holiday.

In 2011, Tatuaje published a cigar named M80, that was once more exclusive to 2 Men, and also the New Hampshire-based shop would finally launch its very own label Firecracker cigar made by Tabacalera Leyendas Cubanas.

Since then La Flor Dominicana, RoMa Craft Tobac and Fratello are chosen as producers for its Firecracker Series. This season marked the fourth successive year of a fresh Firecracker launch with Dunbarton slated since the newest new.

Two Guys claims the cigar, that steps 3 1/2 x 50, is”front loaded with ligero,” but features the same mix as the standard Mi Querida.

mi querida firecracker cigar review

This is currently the vitola for this line.

  • Mi Querida Fino Largo (6 x 48) — 2016 — Typical Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Ancho Corta (5 x 52) — 2016 — Typical Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Ancho Larga (6 x 52) — 2016 — Routine Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Muy Gordo Grande (6 x 56) — 2016 — Routine Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Más Sucia (7 x 64) — 2016 — Routine Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Gordita (4 x 48) — 2017 — Regular Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Pequeño Pequeño (4 x 44) — 2017 — Restricted Manufacturing
  • Mi Querida Firecracker (3 1/2 x 50) — 2018 — 500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)

mi querida firecracker cigar review

  • Cigar Reviewed: Mi Querida Firecracker
  • Nation 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
  • Quantity of Cigars Released: 500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)
  • Quantity of Cigars Smoked For Redux: 3

mi querida firecracker cigar review

As has been the case because the Tatuaje launch, the fuse cap is tucked within the ring. I generally like to take out the fuse from beneath the ring, twist off it and then cut on the cigar as ordinary. Aroma off the wrapper includes a great deal of leather, nearly smelling like a room filled with pilones, with a few chocolate. The foot has more ginger, a few barnyard, a little bit of pepper and a few added flowery tastes. I will say, 1 sample is somewhat the contrary using the wrapper with more chocolate than the foot. The chilly draw in the Mi Querida has plenty of pepper and ginger, an extreme mix that reminds me of this first Viaje Daisy Cutter.

While the first smoke has some honey, the most significant source of pepper is that the residual flavor in the chilly attraction. It is joined by plenty of cedar, creaminess and a few chocolate stout tastes, all quite balanced believing it seems as though that I only finished chewing some peppercorns through the chilly attraction. There is some moist –nonetheless sweet–cedar, strawberries and a little bit of roughness to the back. The end has a great deal of earthiness, popcorn and a few foliage. Flavor is medium-full by the beginning, body is complete and potency is medium-full. Construction is excellent along with the draw is very simple, about as good as it’ll be about a cigar.

Creaminess comes in spades through the next third of this Mi Querida Firecracker. There is a little merely a standard heavy cream notice, a few cream soda along with an intertwined sweet bamboo flavor. In addition, there is some bread along with a fading number of black pepper. Flavor is complete, body is medium-full and potency is medium-plus. Construction stays good with one sample requiring a little touch-up.

The last third sees that the creaminess decrease and the pepper improve, the balanced place that the 2 tastes get through the cigar. In addition, there is some bread, a cherry note and a few floral tastes throughout the nose. Taste stays complete, body is medium-full and potency is picking up to medium-full. Construction stays great before the end without a touch-ups needed throughout the last thirds of all those 3 cigars I smoked for your inspection.

mi querida firecracker cigar review

Last Notes

  • That is my beloved Mi Querida I have smoked.
  • I find it amazing that using smaller cigars such as this, they tend to last a good deal more than say half a toro. Part of this is likely user perception.
  • One thing that I discovered is that a extremely defined swirl of darker tobaccos in the base of the cigar. I am not positive whether that is typical for the total Mi Querida lineup, though I will certainly listen to it later on.
  • Power is a little all over the area, but I would describe it as medium-full overall.

Closing smoking period ranges from 1 hour and 20 minutes to a hour and 45 minutes. I will say that you could push the cigar and find a far heavier pepper profile, however I have a tendency to take some time.

Mi Querida Firecracker


The Firecracker is your very best Mi Querida I have smoked thus far. It is among my favorite, though not my favorite Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust launch thus far. And it is also among the best new cigars I have smoked this season. Occasionally, the pepper and creaminess could be overpowering, but each found a way to pull themselves back and from the conclusion, the cigar was balanced as could be.

Overall Score

The Firecracker is your very best Mi Querida I have smoked thus far. It is among my favorite, though not my favorite Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust launch thus far. And it is also among the best new cigars I have smoked this season. Occasionally, the pepper and creaminess can be overpowering, but each found a way to pull themselves back by the conclusion the cigar was balanced as could be.

Tatuaje Reserva SW Short

While I could not tell you precisely when it occurred, Tatuaje’s portfolio got so large that I gave up any attempt to keep tabs on it in my head. Between of the sizes inside manufacturers that were said and of the brands which were being introduced, it turned into a practically exercise to commit to memory.

Among the means which his portfolio has been increased by Pete Johnson isn’t only through the launch like the Reserva Broadleaf Collection, but via sizes. The Dragon Series begot Short Skinny, and Pudgy Monsters, also in this Reserva SW’s case, it had been the Foundation for its Reserva SW Short, that culminated at Honolulu, Hawaii in Fujioka’s Wine Times in May.

The Reserva SW Short employs the same mix as the SW that is first, using an Ecuadorian habano rosado claro wrapper on a Nicaraguan filler and binder. In addition, it retains the 47 ring gauge that’s the thickness for a Churchill vitola, but melts 2 1/4 inches, so shrinking the 7 inches of the original down to 4 3/4 inches.

Additionally, while it is a continuous offering, manufacturing will be restricted, based on Pete Johnson, therefore expect to see it on shelves as manufacturing capacity in the El Rey de los Habano mill allows.

  • Cigar Reviewed: Tatuaje Reserva SW Short
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Factory: El Rey de los Habanos
  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Rosado Claro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Length: 4 3/4 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 47
  • Vitola: Short Churchill
  • MSRP: $12 (Boxes of 25 $300)
  • Release Date: May 11, 2018
  • Number of Cigars Released: Regular Production
  • Number of Cigars Smoked For Review: 3

The wrapper seems to be on the lighter side of the spectrum for what I expect from a Tatuaje brown label, though that is simply my memory talking. One sample has an interesting mottling on it, with dark spots clustered together like a leopard’s spots. Otherwise, it’s a fairly uniform color with small veins, the occasional water spot and a smooth, slightly oily texture in the fingers. The roll generates flat, nearly invisible seams and while each sample has a bit of give, they are all generally on the firm side. The foot offers almost no aroma whatsoever on the first sample, other than just a bit of sweet dough. The second is more vibrant with more of the dough and a bit of apricot and dried mango, while the third has some mild fruit sweetness along with the first touches of pepper. The cold draw is just a bit firm and almost equally as nondescript, though I do pick up a bit of Cheerios-like cereal grain and a bit of wheat on the first sample, with a more fruit-leaning flavor in the second and third.

The opening puffs of the Tatuaje Reserva SW Short deliver a middle-of-the-spectrum profile in terms of body and strength, with flavors of mixed nuts, some black pepper and dry pretzel the first things that stand out across all three, while the third adds a dry, woody flavor as well. The cigar toys with those notes for the bulk of the first third, occasionally varying the intensity but never adding or removing any of the specific components. There’s some building of the pepper through the first inch, though it’s far from overpowering or even dominant in the profile, which sits at medium to medium-plus for flavor intensity and medium for strength. The draw and burn have both been quite good through the first inch and a half.

Once the first clump of ash needs to come off, the Tatuaje Reserva SW Short is just about to reach its second third and with it comes a good bit more pepper through the nose. The palate gets a bit more as well, but it still seems fairly limited, even before a head-to-head comparison to the retrohale. The profile is a touch more smoky and woody as well, with the second sample contributing an interesting doughiness that seems a bit out of place given the rest of the profile. The third sample gets a bit of condensed milk creaminess, which I find quite enjoyable and helpful to maintain balance and develop complexity. Puffs just past the midpoint get the addition of a bit of metallic earthiness, which colors the flavor, but it doesn’t hang around overly long. The technical performance remains very solid as it becomes time to take the bands off of the cigar.

The Tatuaje Reserva SW Short’s final third opens up with a very subtle earthiness that reminds me of black coffee, though the pepper dashes that thought as it settles into the tongue and completely dashes it with a retrohale. There’s also a bit of a warm peanut flavor that appears in short spurts. While it was fleeting, I find myself missing the creaminess and sweetness I found a bit earlier, as that seems to be about the only thing the cigar is lacking in terms of flavor or complexity, but instead it moves more towards a pepper-forward profile, digging into its Nicaraguan core for earth and pepper, while the Ecuadorian habano wrapper seems to be on the bolder side of the spectrum, or at least acts like it in this section. There is a bit more heat and char on the pepper that develops with about two inches to go, and it seems the best course of action is to space out my puffs in order to counteract that. The final puffs get a bit more earthy and robust, and I detect the beginnings of a bit of harshness, which I certainly hope is fleeting as the cigar has been quite good to this point but ultimately is the signal to wrap things up, with an even burn line, plenty of smoke production and a near perfect draw closing things out.

Final Notes

  • To this day, while I know that SW stands for Sir Winston, I keep wanting to think it stands for southwest. I chalk it up to living in the southwestern United States for nearly a decade.
  • I’d be remiss not to mention one of the greatest expansions of the Churchill vitola, that done by Habanos S.A. with the Romeo y Julieta Churchill. It too measures 7 x 47, and has been spun off into the Short Churchill (4 7/8 x 50), Wide Churchill (5 1/8 x 55) and Petit Churchill (4 x 50), and that doesn’t count the Churchills Reserva Cosecha 2008 or the Wide Churchills Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009. My biggest gripe is that none of the offshoot lines kept the original’s 47 ring gauge.
  • As is our general standard procedure, I smoked two of these as my first cigar of the day, and pretty much first thing in the morning. The third sample was smoked later in the evening and was my second cigar of the day but with more than 12 hours separating the two. I have to say that this was a blend that sat on my palate much better later in the day as opposed to at the start of the day.
  • I really do like the size on this; it’s effectively a slightly shorter and skinnier robusto, and despite its smoking time, seems perfect for a relatively quick smoke.
  • As noted above, this cigar was launched in Hawaii. Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust had an interesting Facebook post about launch events and whether or not they make sense, which I found quite interesting.
  • There’s some nicotine strength to be found in the Tatuaje Reserva SW Short, though I can’t say it’s abundant. Pretty much all of the cigar’s impact is felt from the neck up.
  • Tatuaje is putting out a good number of new cigars this year, just as evidenced by what was shown off at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. While it’s tough to pick one I’m most excited about, the Tatuaje Gran Tatuaje, a 9 x 55 beast that is said to cost around $50 per cigar, certainly has me intrigued.
  • Brooks Whittington reviewed the Tatuaje Reserva SW Broadleaf in August 2017.
  • The cigars for this review were purchased by halfwheel.
  • Final smoking time was one hour and 40 minutes on average.

Tatuaje Reserva SW Short

Patrick Lagreid

August 22, 2018


While it’s been some time since I last smoked the full-sized Tatuaje Reserva SW, I have fond memories of it, though a bit too sparse in cohesiveness to do a direct comparison to this shorter version. What I can say is that even at a two-plus inch deficit, the Tatuaje Reserva SW Short shows it can still deliver a good bit of depth, transition and progression, even if the last of those three descriptors isn’t immediately obvious while smoking the cigar. It’s a cigar that starts surprisingly restrained before steadily opening up into passing notes of sweetness and earthiness, each complemented by growing amounts of pepper and a robust finish. It also fills a longer portion of time than you might expect, which helps ease what could be seen as a higher-than-average price for the size. I still think that if time allows, the original version with its longer length is the better choice, but this shorter version is nothing to overlook in the Tatuaje portfolio.

Overall Score


While it’s been some time since I last smoked the full-sized Tatuaje Reserva SW, I have fond memories of it, though a bit too sparse in cohesiveness to do a direct comparison to this shorter version. What I can say is that even at a two-plus inch deficit, the Tatuaje Reserva SW Short shows it can still deliver a good bit of depth, transition and progression, even if the last of those three descriptors isn’t immediately obvious while smoking the cigar. It’s a cigar that starts surprisingly restrained before steadily opening up into passing notes of sweetness and earthiness, each complemented by growing amounts of pepper and a robust finish. It also fills a longer portion of time than you might expect, which helps ease what could be seen as a higher-than-average price for the size. I still think that if time allows, the original version with its longer length is the better choice, but this shorter version is nothing to overlook in the Tatuaje portfolio.

Viaje Chiquito 2018 Heads to Boiling Springs Wine & Cigar

The Viaje Chiquito is here to stay for another year.

It certainly is strange timing for the cigar, that was previously released every second year with odd numbers. The 4 7/8 x 51 perfecto is a Nicaraguan puro using a criollo wrapper. A spokesperson for Viaje announced the blend is the same and production is being handled by Raíces Cubanas S.A., which has produced every iteration of the cigar so far.

Pricing is set at $8.56 per cigar and it is limited to 50 boxes of 25 cigars.

Boiling Springs Wine & Cigar is located in Boiling Springs, S.C.


How To Ash A Cigar

Beginners may not know that Cigar ashes are a telltale sign about the actual characteristics and makeup of a cigar. A cigar that is rolled properly will burn slowly and create a stiff and sturdy ash that will be up to 2 or possibly 3 inches in overall length without breaking off and falling into your lap. The cigar’s ash will actually resemble the shape and size of the cigar, but have a grey appearance.
If you have a cigar whose ash breaks off unexpectedly, or its’ burn is less than tightly contained, or it expends, then you will know that it’s not rolled properly and the cigar’s smoking characteristics are going to be below expectation. In cases where the ash color varies from lighter to darker tones this means the tobacco leaf  mix wasn’t up to quality standards.
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Contrary to urban myth, the smoke quality of your cigar isn’t affected in any way by the actual length of the cigar ash. If you experience a bitter taste or hot sensation while smoking,  or possibly other types of variations that aren’t smooth that may occur while you are smoking your cigar, are indications that your cigar is of poor quality, either in the tobacco leaf mix or resulting from the quality of the roll.
A high quality cigar is usually smoked down to the nub, or to your liking. There are times when you smoke a quality cigar down to the nub that the taste will begin change from a “lovely smooth” flavor, to a “bitter” taste and flavor or where it’ll have a very noticeable “after taste”. In cases like this, cigar aficionados will tell you to throw it away, however I believe you can have a little patience to possibly save the smoke. In cases where the cigar has burned down to the end and its’ taste has become hot or bitter, I’ll set it down and let the cigar burn gently in the ashtray. A quality cigar will keep its slow burning properties, and not go out, from anywhere from three to five minutes without being puffed. In numerous cases I’ve noticed that the cigar will burn past a tar spot and will then allow you to resume smoking it and which the cigar will return to its original beautiful flavor. Just give it an opportunity to re-prove itself before tossing.
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How to Ash a Cigar

There is no need to often tap or even flick a cigar’s ash the way  you would with a cigarette. Handmade cigars are actually crafted from long filler tobacco, which has a much longer and more sturdy ash compared to a cigarette, whose ashes flakes and wind up in the lap of yours if left burning to any length. Fiddling with the ash with excessive force is able to break off the “cherry”, or the ember of the cigar, and this will cause you to having to relight the cigar.

The very best method to use to ash a cigar is usually to initially have patience. Hold back until the ash is all about an inch or so in length, or perhaps until you view a crack in the cigar develop, before getting rid of the ash in the ashtray. When you patiently wait a long time, the ash will undoubtedly break off and drop on your pants, shirt, or on the floor.

how to ash a cigar properly

When it becomes time to ash the cigar, gently roll the cigar against the edge of the ashtray and carefully tap the cigar to remove its’ ash. When done correctly, and also at the appropriate time, the cigar will allow the ash to naturally fall off without force or tapping. If the cigar ash isn’t breaking off easily, rest it on the edge of the ashtray for a minute, then simply repeat the same process that was just outlined.

You are able to additionally lightly press the edge of the cigar against side of your ashtray, rotating or perhaps turning the cigar in the process. Take care not to press very hard. This can allow the ash to break off evenly, and you will stay away from any of the pitfalls mentioned above.

You might also want to read: How to Light a Cigar

Awesome Cigar Gift Ideas for Dad for Father’s Day


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601 Pennsylvania Edition Cigar Review

Initial Thoughts

If you are like me, you most probably haven’t heard about this 601 Pennsylvania Edition Notebook yet. The rationale being, that it’s a store exclusive alliance between Erik Espinosa and (among our spouses ). Currently the 601 lineup has existed awhile from Erik Espinosa plus staff. But this blend has just existed since 2016 as much as I can tell. The design of the item is really a nod to the home country of Pennsylvania that is really where calls residence. Additionally, within the mix there’s a few Pennsylvania broadleaf employed from the filler so it is a wonderful small tie together. Most frequently I hear of Pennsylvania broadleaf used as a wrapper so I am eager to find out what it could provide as a filler foliage.

This 601 Pennsylvania Edition comes in 15 count boxes also comes in 3 vitolas: Robusto, Toro, & Gordo. With this review I chased the Toro. Let’s dive in and see what we’re working with this!

601 Pennsylvania Edition


The wrapper used with this 601 Pennsylvania Edition is a Habano Oscuro. It provides up a gorgeous feel and chocolately brown colour also. The enamel coming from the wrapper adds just a tiny ruggedness I love. I have not had a cigar using this tooth over the wrapper in some time and I really like the hand texture (is that something? Probably just referred to as feel ) .

The ring is rather simple it’s a sizable 601 at the centre with a Yellow and Blue piping on top and bottom respectively. It is a wonderful tribute to the country of Pennsylvania and resembles their license plates for cars. Pretty slick layout there and also a wonderful little homage.

The box is somewhat simple only a simple walnut box using the 601 logo on it along with also the Espinosa stamp. Nothing on the top but it functions. To get a cigar that is sold mostly on the internet you do not require a massive packaging existence so I am ok with this. Now it is time to dig into the meat of the light and review this up 601 Pennsylvania Edition.

601 Pennsylvania Edition


Once I snipped off the cap I went for a chilly draw and has been struck by a rush of air. Whew, the attraction has been open with this poor boy. I was happy with this, but occasionally it can allow the smoke strike you a bit too difficult so I will need to pace myself if puffing on it to slow down a number of this smoke coming on the lure.

After I got that the 601 Pennsylvania Edition supposed it had been pouring off a wonderful thick smoke . The draw was not as receptive as I thought it’d be following the chilly draw evaluation. Therefore no worries . During the very first session I had to struggle with the burn only a little. I had been picking up any bitterness so I equaling it a couple times and roughly half way through this third it actually begun to pick up when it comes to smoking and flavor encounter, also cue segue.

601 Pennsylvania Edition


Within my chilly draw evaluation and nosing round the cigar I’ve picked up several amazing notes. Sweet chocolate, leather and spice would be the notes that are notable. After I put flame into the cigar I’ve had a few fairly sour notes coming . As I mentioned previously I purged it two or three days and it cleared it up quite well.

The 2nd half of the initial 3rd, yeahto figure out that… It began to pick up steam and that I was pleasantly amazed. I picked a fantastic dose of spice especially red and black pepper. There was a wonderful heating sensation that occurred over the mouth texture. Just just like a clove taste that was quite intriguing. That spice dissipates into a yummy ground and mineral notice that held the majority of the 2nd thirdparty. Followed by a yield to the chocolate and spice texture from the last .

In general, I was thrilled for this cigar. It started a little rough, might have been user error who understands. If it kicked into full rate though this 601 Pennsylvania Edition really shined. I believe nearly all cigar smokers, myself included, could pass this cigar to get another title brands. I believe that it’s actually something you ought to try yourself. I doubt you are going to be let down.

601 Pennsylvania Edition

Would I Buy It Again?

Absolutely, I’d likely purchase a more compact vitola. I have gotten to where I generally smoke the corona gorda vitola. I believe they smoke the very best and at the time period I like, but loved the mix.

Is It an Every Day Smoke?

Possibly! It’s a great value cigar at around $6 a stick you could possibly smoke this everyday.

Would I Buy a Box?

Likely not. I am not a massive box purchaser. I really don’t know whether I’d smoke this sufficient to justify a box, however it would be wonderful to have a few sitting in my humidor I can catch when I’ve got a opportunity.


Overall this 601 Pennsylvania Edition has been a really good cigar. A wonderful smoking experience using a good taste profile which makes it an easy recommendation. I adored the center third of the cigar. There was something happening in there at which I believe it actually hit its stride. That warmth sensation with all the clove notes were rather fascinating and kept me on my feet that I adore. So do your self a favor and go pick up a six-pack at and that I believe that you are going to be glad you did!