United Cigars have announced the Big Papi Firecracker by Artista Cigars will return in 2023. The cigar features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Dominican binder and a filler blend of Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Pennsylvanian Broadleaf.
Originally launched in 2021, the Big Papi Firecracker honors the hall of fame first baseman and designated hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz played 14 seasons in the majors, finishing his career with ten All-Star appearances, three World Series rings and seven Silver-Slugger Awards.
This Special Edition Big Papi Firecracker is a variation of the Slugger line by Artista with an added boost to the blend from third-generation owner Ram Rodriguez. Artista is a family-owned factory operating out of the Cibao region of the Dominican Republic.
“This was a special project that I wanted to be a part of,” said Ram. “This Firecracker is a unique vitola and for a Big Papi Firecracker it had to be special. I wanted tobacco that was grown in the Dominican in the 60’s and Dominican Negrito was that tobacco.”
Presented in collectible boxes of 20 cigars, the Big Papi Firecracker features a QR Code with a special ‘Thank you’ video from former MLB star David Ortiz. Ortiz personally autographed boxes as part of this collaboration some of which may become available as apart of this rerelease.
Big Papi Firecracker
Factory: Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L.
Size: 3 1/2 x 50
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Dominican Negrito
Filler: Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Pennsylvanian Broadleaf
Box Count: 20
Originally posted on March 17, 2023 @ 10:17 am