Black Label Trading Co. (blacklabeltrading.com) announced the second annual release of its Santa Muerte brand. The cigar commemorates the Day of the Dead, although it was released on Friday, Oct. 13, so you’ll have time to get your hands on it ahead of that day (Oct. 31).
Manufactured at Fábrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua, the blend comprises Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and binder, along with fillers from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. It’s available in two vitolas: Corona Gorda (5½ x 48) and Short Robusto (4¾ x 52). Both are priced at $10 per cigar and are packaged in 20-count boxes.
“This is our second release of Santa Muerte and people really responded well to the change of pace for us,” said James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Company and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, in a press release. “Our limited releases tend to be full bodied with a Maduro wrapper but this one is a medium bodied cigar with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It features six filler tobaccos which create a very unique and rich flavor profile. You experience layer upon layer of coffee, malt, spice and cocoa.”