The Firecracker is a 3 1/2 x 50 vitola with a long “fuse.” The United Cigars Firecracker series is also known for the many limited edition collaborations that have been done with leading manufacturers to produce a cigar in the Firecracker vitola in a popular line.
The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker made its debut in 2021. It was re-released in 2022, making the 2023 release the third batch to be released. The blend features a San Andres Maduro wrapper and all-Nicaraguan tobacco for the binder and filler. Production comes from Agricola Ganadera Norteña S.A.. One difference with the Firecracker is that while most of the core line is box-pressed, the Firecracker is a parejo (rounded).
The Bandolero Firecracker made its debut in 2022 and would finish as Cigar Coop’s #16 Cigar of the Year for 2022. This marks the second batch of the Bandolero Firecracker. The blend for the Bandolero Firecracker is derived from the Clandestino line (Serie C) that uses filler leaves from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and undisclosed tobaccos. The Bandolero Firecracker features an Ecuadorian binder and a dark Ecuadorian wrapper that is typically used on the Aventureros line (Serie A). Production comes from Tabacos de Costa Rica located in Costa Rica.
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