At the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust will add its fifth size to its Mi Querida Triqui Traca line, a 4 x 48 vitola known as No. 448.
The genesis of the Mi Querida Trique Traca goes back to the Mi Querida Firecracker project that Saka did for New Hampshire-based retailer Two Guys Smoke Shop in 2018. The Mi Querida Firecracker is a 3 1/2 x 50 size featuring a long fuse much like a firecracker. For that project, Saka released the Mi Querida Firecracker using an alternative blend that was stronger than the original Firecracker. With Mi Querida Triqui Traca, Saka worked with that alternate blend, tweaked it, and released it in two new sizes: No 552 (5 x 52) and No 648 (6 x 48). In 2020, two more sizes were made – No. 652 (6 x 52) and No. 764 (7 x 64). When the 2020 line extensions were made, Saka had mentioned there was a 4 x 48 coming.
Blend-wise, Triqui Traca features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. Production is handled at the Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA)factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Pricing for the Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 448 is set at $8.95 per cigar.
The No. 448 is the same size as the Mi Querida (Blue) Gordita.
The name Triqui Traca is a Nicaraguan slang word that references large firecrackers that almost resemble sticks of dynamite. These are typically set off on the streets during celebrations in Nicaragua.
The PCA Trade Show opens July 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At a glance here is a look at the Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 448
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA)
No 764: 7 x 64
No 652: 6 x 52
No 552: 5 x 52
No 648: 6 x 48