BLTC BISHOPS BLEND NOVEMDIALES: BLTC owner, James Brown, described Bishops Blend NOVEMDIALES 2023 like this: “Bishops Blend has been one of our most popular and sought-after releases. This year, to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Black Label Trading Co., we felt compelled to create a special edition. The Bishops Blend Novemdiales is an amped-up version of the traditional Bishop. We tweaked the blend a bit and went with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper instead of the traditional Ecuador Habano Maduro. The Novemdiales will be available in vitolas not seen before in the Bishops Blend lineage. The result is a very rich, earthy, and intricate fusion of dark fruits, layers of spice, and a stout star anise finish,”
MR. BIGGLESWORTH DARK EDITION: Even the lovable MR. BIGGLESWORTH has a dark side! First light is a wave of big milk chocolate, brown sugar, butter, vanilla bean, and leather. Hints of maple and white oak. The finish adds a lingering note of clove and sweet tea. The retrohale adds a warm cinnamon burn. As it progresses more waves of creaminess are added. Cashews and cocoa appear. The cinnamon notes take on a woodsy taste and become like a cinnamon stick. The finish tastes like vanilla ice cream. Unbelievably delicious! Halfway, things get even more complex! Big notes of caramel develop. Hazelnut, raw sugar, whiskey, and white chocolate emerge. The age of the tobacco can be tasted. The layers of flavors are perfectly balanced. (I don't think you'll want to pair this with anything. The finish is so phenomenal!) The last third is unreal! Fresh-brewed coffee mixed with heavy whipping cream. Immediately following are walnut, horchata, toffee and just a hint of cayenne pepper. You will be smacking your lips after every puff! The burn is perfect and cool all the way to the lip-burning nub!
THE COLLECTIVE 2014 ORIGINAL PRODUCTION: When we first launched The Collective back in February 2014…we decided to take a handful of boxes/fivers and age them for several YEARS! **THESE BABIES ARE NOW OVER 9 YEARS OLD!** We wanted to see what magic would happen to the cigars—their flavors, their character, their maturity. So what has happened to the flavors?? Well, we think they are BETTER THAN EVER! First light is smooth but still has robust body. Flavors of custard, cinnamon stick, milk chocolate, black coffee, heavy cream, and cedar rush across the palate. Second third, raw sugar cane, dark leather, honey, black pepper, and vanilla emerge. All of the tobaccos have matured into an intoxicating symphony of flavors. Wow! Last third, toffee, dried fruit, cardamom, and graham cracker appear. Toasted marshmallow, cocoa, and espresso beans join the blend. The burn is beautiful and the construction is perfect!
HENDRIX INTENSO: Let me just tell you right outta the gate…this cigar is not for the novice smoker or the faint of heart! HENDRIX INTENSO is an updated (better) HendriX blend. It utilizes even higher quality tobaccos! (And some higher primings!) This baby is INTENSE! It’s LOADED with rich Nicaraguan ligero tobaccos and draped in a beautiful and oily San Andres maduro leaf. First third flavors include dark chocolate, espresso bean, brown sugar, and black pepper. The finish has a long finish of heavy cream and cinnamon. Second third flavors are so complex! Milk chocolate, cafe latte, caramel, and dark rum. Last third the flavors get INTENSE. Big notes of Tootsie Roll and black pepper. Hints of vanilla bean, toasted almond, dark beer, whiskey barrel, buttercream, and clove.
TRICK-OR-TREAT SPECIAL CIGAR: We decided to do something fun and special for the October Cigar of the Month Club! We are including a “Trick-Or-Treat” mystery cigar! These cigars will be hand selected from our personal stash of amazing boutique cigars from our cigar maker friends. What will you get???