United Cigars has announced the return of two popular releases under the Firecracker series: Wiseman Maduro from Foundation Cigar Co. and Bandolero from Selected Tobacco S.A.
The cigars first debuted in 2021 and 2022 respectively, with the two companies offering the cigars in the series’ signature 3½” x 50 format, complete with an exaggerated fuse-tail cap that is tucked beneath the band.
The Firecracker series dates back to 2006, where Two Guys Smoke Shop (a New Hampshire-based retailer) would collaborate with well-known cigar manufacturers, offering tweaked versions of pre-existing cigars in the Firecracker’s signature 3½” x 50 format. Additionally, the cigars featured a fuse-tail cap, which is an exaggerated pigtail that extends long enough to resemble a firecracker fuse. While such collaborations continue to this day—including the likes of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, RoMa Craft, My Father Cigars, Perdomo, and more—there is also the regular-production version from United (who has close ties to Two Guys).
The Wiseman Maduro Firecracker comes by way of Nick Melillo and his Foundation Cigar Company, using a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, a Corojo binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua, and Nicaraguan fillers from Estelí and Jalapa.
Bandolero Firecracker is based on the Clandestino (Series C) line, using a dark Ecuadorian wrapper (typically reserved for the Aventureros line), an Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru.
United is now shipping the duo in 20-count boxes, priced at $9 MSRP per cigar. While the cigars are limited, production numbers were not revealed.
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Originally posted on October 4, 2023 @ 3:18 pm