Another new release for IPCPR this year that has been teased along side the Sobremesa Brûlée is the Mi QueridaTriqui Traca. Now it also has been officially announced. This line extension comes from the Mi Querida line of cigars first released in 2016 and reviewed here.
“Mi QueridaTriqui Traca, pronounced ‘me kay-ree-dah tree-kee trah-ka’, is arguably our boldest cigar released to date,” shares Founder and Master Ligador Steve Saka. Adding, “At its core, it remains our quintessential Mi Querida blend with its earthy, sweet broadleaf notes, but with the incorporation of a couple refinements. The capa has been switched from the traditional Connecticut Broadleaf Mediums to the rarer No. 1 Dark corona leaves plus a unique, high octane ligero grown in the Dominican Republic has also been introduced into the liga. The resulting cigar retains its inherent sweet loam and chocolate characteristics, yet delivers a significantly heavier smoking experience.”
The blend for the Triqui Traca is based on last years Two Guys Smoke Shop’s annual firecracker release. It is said to be a stronger blend with added ligero and darker wrapper. The cigar initially will come in two sizes: No. 552 – 5.00 x 52 $10.75 and the No. 648 – 6.00 x 48 $11.75. The previously blue bands have been replaced with a red version for this release. Mi QueridaTriqui Traca will come in boxes of 20. Each of the boxes features a red band and chevron to distinguish itself from the core line. They will ship September.
Saka explains, “’Triqui Traca’ is Nicaraguan slang for oversized firecrackers that are connected by fuses in a long serial string. These explosive ropes are then laid down in the center of a street and sometimes stretch multiple blocks. Ignited from one end, they explode in a cascading line of powerful concussions and blinding light down the entire length of the street. Triqui Traca are often lit in celebration of important religious and national holidays. This cultural icon is an ideal moniker for the explosive nature of this cigar.”
Initial availability of these cigars will be extremely limited due to tobacco constraints.