United Cigars has announced a new installment to its Firecracker Series. This June will see E.P. Carrillo become the latest company to partner with United Cigars on a Firecracker series with the popular E.P. Carrillo Pledge becoming the latest in this limited edition series.
The Firecracker is a 3 1/2 x 50 that features a long fuse stemming from the cap. The series started as a concept created by David Garofalo as an exclusive to his Two Guys Smoke Shop stores as a cigar to commemorate Independence Day. The first Firecracker was done by My Father Cigars based on the Don Pepin Original Label. The series morphed into an annual release different manufacturers producing Firecrackers. Eventually, the series moved into Garofalo’s United Cigars distribution arm.
“Our Pledge is a fantastic blend for the United Firecracker collaboration,” said Ernesto Perez-Carrillo of E.P. Carrillo in a press release. “We have seen the United Firecracker and their limited releases grow in the marketplace so when we first discussed the project, we all knew it would be perfect.”
Produced at Perez-Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza, the Pledge features a USA Connecticut Habano wrapper over an Ecuadorian Binder and all-Nicaraguan fillers. The 3 1/2 x 50 cigars will be presented in 20-count boxes with a total production of 20,000 cigars (1,000 boxes). The cigars will be made available to United Firecracker retailers. Pricing is set at $7.00 per cigar.
“The wrapper draws you in immediately and once you light up you know you’re in for a ride,” added Oliver Nivaud of United Cigars. “We are honored to work with a legend in our industry, and to have this blend represented in our Firecracker format. Let’s Light Up The Skies!”
- Don Pepin Garcia Original (Blue Label) Firecracker
- Tatuaje M80
- The Firecracker (made by Jose Dominguez, regular production)
- La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Firecracker
- RoMa Craft Tobac CroMagnon Firecracker
- Fratello Firecracker
- Mi Querida Firecracker by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
- Pistoff Kristoff Firecracker
- Perdomo Firecracker
- HVC Black Friday Firecracker
- The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker by Foundation Cigar Company
- Irish Car Bomb Firecracker
- Big Papi Firecracker by El Artista
- Bandolero Firecracker by Selected Tobacco
- E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker
At a glance here is a look at the E.P. Carrillo Pledge Series.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Havana
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza
Firecracker: 3 1/2 x 50
Other previously released sizes of the E.P. Carrillo Pledge include: