Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca
- Origin Nicaragua
- Wrapper Connecticut Broadleaf
- Binder Nicaragua
- Filler Nicaragua
- Strength Full
To say that Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobbaco & Trust is particular would be an understatement. He likes what we likes, he says what he likes, and he does what he likes. His motto for his brands (and he even named a line for this) is Sin Compromiso or without compromise. When he had purchased a crop of Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper for his Mi Querida line, there were some leaves that he deemed too ugly to use on this premium offering. This was tobacco of superior quality and tasted, but didn’t possess the uniformity that he required. As an avid fisherman, Saka decided to use this tasty tobacco to create the ultimate fishing cigar as Connecticut Boradleaf is very durable and holds up to the elements well. To compete the fishing theme, he named the cigar Umbagog after his favorite lake in New Hampshire.
“Triqui Traca” is local Nicaraguan slang for oversized firecrackers that are connected by fuses in a long serial string. These explosive ropes are then laid down the center of the 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 ignited on the celebration of important religious and national holidays. This cultural icon is an ideal moniker for the power and explosive nature of this cigar. 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 fuller bodied smoking experience.