This June, Alec Bradley will ship the second release of its Black Market Estelí Diamond.
The cigar is a unique 6 1/4 x 54 box-pressed shape that has a shape that forms a rhombus instead of the traditional rectangular shape that most box-pressed cigars form. It uses a tweaked version of the regular Black Market Estelí blend: a Nicaraguan wrapper over binders from both Honduras and Nicaragua, and fillers from Nicaragua. The one change compared to the regular blend is an extra leaf of ligero in the filler.
Like the October 2020 release, it will be limited to 1,500 boxes of 16 cigars.
The one change is that the MSRP has increased from $9.85 per to $10.15 per cigar.
“The 2020 Black Market Esteli Diamond cigars were an immediate success,” said Jonathan Lipson, director of sales and marketing for Alec Bradley, in a press release. “Covid19 disruptions changed the game for us in 2020, but consumer demand for the limited edition cigars and the ability to slot production in 2021 happily allows us to target a June release. We are elated that we are able to provide this treat to our partners and advocates.”