For the sixth consecutive year, Black Label Trading Co. will release Bishops Blend.

Later this month, a trio of Bishops Blend 2021 vitolas will head to stores. As in prior years, it uses an Ecuadorian habano maduro wrapper over an Ecuadorian habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and Connecticut, as well as broadleaf grown in Pennsylvania.

It will be offered in the same three vitolas as last year’s release:

  • Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 2021 Corona Largo (6 1/4 x 46) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
  • Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 2021 Robusto (5 x 48) — $11 (Box of 20, $220
  • Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 2021 Lancero (7 x 42) — $12 (Box of 12, $144)

The U.S. release of the Corona Largo and Robusto vitolas are limited to 600 boxes each, the Lancero is limited to 400 boxes.

“We are very excited about this highly anticipated release,” said James Brown, founder 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.”

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.