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.

Cigar Review – Rafael Gonzales 88 Regional Edition Asia Pacifico

Origin : CubaRafael Gonzalez

Format : Britanicas Extra
Size : 5 3/8 (137mm) x 48
Price : $25.00 each

Cigar Rating

Draw : ★

Burn : ★★★★½☆
Flavour : ★★★½☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
Strength : ★★★★☆☆

The Rafael Gonzales 88 is really a”perfecto” contour cigar. Not entirely straight (or even Parejo at Spanish) not entirely double figurados (either finish pointed such as the Cuaba Salamones).
As explained in my overview of this Pre-Release Gloria Cubana Exclusivo Gran Bretana (click here), this vitola a part of the top three favourite. Introduced UK version, for its Bolivar Britanicas at the Regional variant show in 2012. Subsequently for and your Ramon Allones Perfectos Swiss the Rafael Gonzales for Asia Pacific.
The Rafael Gonzales 88, comes in boxes of 10 cigars. 8,888 numbered boxes are produced.


Much like most of the regional variant (except the initial one published ) that the Rafael Gonzales 88 conveys a dual group silver and red signaling its own marketplace.

I cut on my cigar really shallow, so as I emphasized itwas tight just as though my first Gloria Cubana britanicas reviewed. However a fantastic odor emerged from the smoke directly.
The flavor feeling was quite flowery with fruits . As anticipated in youthful cigars, despite the fact that this one has been a part of this 2016 launch but came out in 2017, a dry end is to the mix. Speaking about the mix the latter is mild like a Rafael Gonzales ought to be. Due to the stimulation of this cigar it’s really not easy to appreciate the potential of the blend since the sum of smoke is extremely low.

This first part’s conclusion is dry in the palate but a creaminess could be valued, this reveals the potential that is blend. I enjoy the toast odor of smoke. Its density is low.

The next part does not Start nicely, sadly it tight. In addition to it the atmosphere from earlier stays persistent and present.

The cigar travels very quickly since there is not and burns.

It isn’t my Rafael Gonzales 88, I had one previously that has been just beautiful and was eager to critique this one. It’s possible to truly feel that the flavours are intriguing however to shy to provide a view about it.
The Moment I am -lit’ the next area again a hot creaminess comes out really gooood:-RRB-

I made a decision to cut a little more of where it’d pill to the border. And, magical!!! All started. Levels of smoke, saying that is good complete all the sudden fruity and curved sort of complete.

Total reversal to the conclusion of the third. Quite powerful. High stone and woodiness fruits. Mineral on the end.

The attraction is loose. But can not complain after the part’s battle.
We state cut at it a little more but we’re bashful to do so. We should not be. I’d have destroyed a powerful cigar. Never thought that a Rafael Gonzales may be strong.

Notes are turned into by the end. Complex since the flavours profile continue changing and it might be complex to explain it.

The Rafael Gonzales 88 provides a finish in the conclusion. A by pleasant although tender lingery tastes.

The end is creamy but with freshness and some bitterness that the mix need a while to be smooth and round.

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.


Cuban Cigar Review: Montecristo Churchill Anejados


MontecristoOrigin : Cuba

Size : 7“ (178mm) x 47
Format : Julieta No.2
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Price : $25 – $30



The Montecristo Churchill Anejados is actually the next release of the linea Anejados. The Cigars produced under this line are added matured in the best moisture conditions of Cuba for a short time between five to eight years. This additional aging allow each part of the cigar to truly melt together releasing the really full flavor potential of the tobacco leaves.?


Cigar Appearance

The Montecristo Anejados shows a two-fold band, the conventional one along with a brown one which proudly said Anejados indicating the excess aging indeed. The size that I especially love is actually stylish and the already a pleasure to old it in the hands of yours. The style of the wrapper is actually Colorado as well as the quality of it’s superb with very few vein coming out and a crunchy feel that make me hope in a very good draw.


Cigar Construction

The cigar is actually been rolled very well, the cup was applied properly facilitating the sawing procedure as well as the pre draw announce that’s not going to become a firm one. Over the smoke the ash was extremely small and I pretty much went half way through before it went down, and once it did I might see the center of the cigar completely lit as I never ever had to make use of the lighter once again.


Cigar Tasting

Similar to a very first date, it’s a shy beginning for the Montecristo Anejados, it felt rather light as a start but on the additional side combustion and draw were great. It shows since the start that the character of the stick is actually gonna be woody with a few spices hints, the traditional Montecristo profile.
As we achieve the next third the flavor intensity certainly picks up as the smoke gets denser and warmer, we are able to appreciate the beautiful cedar and oak wood, vegetal notes with a few cashew nuts feeling too along with a hint of spices occasionally.

Near the end we are able to truly like the definition of the flavors, which aren’t changing a lot since the beginning, the sole thing that evolves is actually the intensity of those, and that is completely normal as the burning spot is usually closer to the palate of ours and also the smoke is actually hotter; combustion and draw have been fantastic during the whole stick.



The cigar was a bit lighter than expected, perhaps because the additional aging which may have lower down the nicotine level, as well as make it smoother. It was exceptionally well built and I’ve to claim that if a cigar does not give some inconvenient is already half way to the success. Flavor good the cigar did not show some complexity as the profile was the same from the start to the end, what I call a linear stick; though the definition of the flavors and aromas was great. This’s a cigar which are able to be smoked whenever really, I enjoyed it with the coffee of mine throughout the evening, and also by the dynamics of it you are able to lit it and enjoy it without thinking about this a lot of.

Awesome Cigar Gift Ideas for Dad for Father’s Day


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Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey Review

Initial Thoughts

When you are like me then you most likely had not heard so much fanfare with the release of this Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey. Actually I had not heard anything about it at all. The main reason I picked it up is actually since I went into my buddy’s liquor store just where he’s the general manager to purchase a container EH Taylor that he held for me. Then he brought me over to the shelf and said, I believe you need to review this Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey. He said it is cheap, and it is delicious. And so get it while you are able to. Exactly how might I turn down that kind of introduction!

And so right here we are! I started out digging in to find out much more approximately this Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey and I discovered the site of theirs and began reading about the brand and who Henry Clay was and it is an excellent story. Henry Clay was obviously a famed statesmen and speaker he’d a pattern of shipping whiskey from the Oscar Pepper distillery in Lexington to Washington D.C. exactly where he represented the state of Kentucky in both the House and also the Senate. He loved using this particular whiskey for diplomatic good reasons. I visualize it is much easier to persuade others to see the point of yours of view after a few of glasses.

After Henry passed a distillery was created in the honor of his. Regrettably, it burned down a several years later on. Nevertheless, it was rebuilt in 1869 by James E Pepper son of Oscar, mentioned above. The distillery has seen a great deal of history of the years but is currently reconditioned and operating with all brand new equipment and great facelift. Based on the site of theirs they will be ready to accept public this spring / summer for tours.

I am additionally looking forward to getting several of their other expressions they’ve a full line of ryes, along with a bourbon under the 1776 brand. Effectively, let us dive into the review and find out what this?Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey is offering!

Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey


The bottle itself is not overly flashy. It is a rounded corner square bottle with a black plastic cap. Much like a Jack Daniels bottle in general design. The label is actually a faded white paper with a little bit of texture, the guess of mine to make the perception of an old time paper which Mr Clay will have used in the diplomatic work of his.

On the front side of the label is actually a portrait of Mr. Clay which would be looked at the head shot of his. Something that you will noticed on this particular bottle is actually tiny green text is actually Distilled and Bottled for’. And so clearly they are not distilling their very own product yet. They’re purchasing this item from MGP a distillery in Indiana and promoting it under the brand of theirs while getting the operation of theirs up and running. This is not new, actually a great deal of models take this very same path as they get the operations of theirs going. Simply because all of us know it requires some time for the whiskey to age so that they get a jump start by taking this particular course. I listen to folks all of the time talk about the way this’s very wrong and not accurate to the brand. I will be honest, so long as the whiskey tastes wonderful I do not care.

The label wraps around the edge of this?Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey bottle too and goes on to express to the story of Mr. Clay. Pretty much summing up what I wrote in the very first area. So that is enough about the product packaging. Let us dive into what is inside the bottle. That is what is important probably the most!

Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey



Up front side on the nose I picked up a hint of spice primarily that note of rye that’s most typical. Hints of fruit show up too. Mainly a bit and orange peel a little bit of honey to go by.


On the palate the flavors started a little thin on the very first sip, but each sip continued to wow with the level of flavor. I picked up vanilla and caramel notes primary from the aging. Then cloves and mint like a relaxing cleansing flavor which was left behind.


The finish was somewhat brief but sharp. It lets those minty flavors sit for then and awhile they are gone.

Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey


General, this Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey was an extremely enjoyable whiskey. My very first sip I was not blown away but as I continued moving ahead with the glass it got better and better. At the conclusion of the glass I was finding I needed to pour another. With this particular bottle being valued at twenty five dollars I am able to definitely see this turning into a repeat buy without having to break the bank. Therefore in case you are keen on trying a brand new rye whiskey then I’d surely tee the one up for the next purchase of yours!

Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey