The Black Label Trading Co.’s booth was located off of a main aisle, and despite being towards the end was nicely visible and easy to find.
They had the return of the limited Morphine release on display, though it had already debuted in June. Last year’s version featured Mexican San Andrés and Ecuadorian habano wrappers over Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers, this year’s release keeps the dual wrapper idea, but the filler has been changed to all Nicaraguan tobacco.
Three sizes are being produced: a box-pressed Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46), Lancero (7 x 38) and Robusto (4 1/2 x 50). All three sizes are limited to 100 boxes and retail for $10 per cigar. The Corona Gorda and Robusto are sold in 16-count boxes, while the Lancero will come in 12-count boxes.
The new cigar that they had at the show was the Deliverance Nocturne. Coming in two sizes, a 6 1/4 x 36 x 56 Salomon “Snub Nose” in 12-count boxes and a 4 3/4 x 40 x 56 Short Salomon “Snub Nose” in 18-count boxes, they will retail for $12 and $10 respectively.
The blend starts with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, with a Nicaraguan Habano binder and Nicaraguan and Pennsylvanian filler. With the unique salomon shape, the cigar tapers down to the head quite drastically, intentionally giving it a very small end with a more bulbous foot that they call the “Snub Nose.” These will be limited to around 150 boxes at a time, though more are expected to be made throughout the year.
Shipping to retailers should begin on September 19th.