Black Label Trading Co. says it will begin shipping the 2022 version of its Bishop Blend line next week.
Like previous releases, it uses an Ecuadorian habano maduro wrapper over an Ecuadorian habano binder and Connecticut, Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania broadleaf fillers. It is made at the company’s Fábriva Oveja Negra factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Bishops Blend will be offered in three sizes:
- Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 2022 Corona Largo (6 1/4 x 46) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
- Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 2022 Robusto (5 x 48) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
- Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 2022 Lancero (7 x 42) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
The Robusto size has the same pricing as the 2021 release; the other two sizes have increased by 50 cents per cigar.
“We are very excited about this highly anticipated release. This is the seventh release of Bishops Blend and continues to be one of our most sought-after, limited annual releases,” said James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co., in a press release. “Bishops Blend boasts big bold flavors of anise, pepper, raisins, and a sweet earthiness on the finish. It is very complex and extremely refined. As with the past vintages, the broadleaf fillers shine at the forefront and are perfectly balanced by the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.”
This is the seventh consecutive year that Black Label has shipped Bishops Blend.