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.
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.
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)
- 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
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.
- 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.
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.