Black Label Trading Co. has announced that one size of its Last Rites line is coming back as a store exclusive, as the Box Pressed Robusto is headed to R. Field Wine Company in Hawaii.

“I’m very excited to see the return of the Last Rites Box Press Robusto,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra. “R. Field Wine Co. does a great job promoting boutique cigars in Hawaii and the Last Rites will be a great addition to their exclusive portfolio.”

The Last Rites line uses an Ecuadorian habano maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. This particular vitola measures 5 x 54 and comes in 20-count boxes, with single sticks priced at $10, before taxes. Like all Black Label Trading Co. cigars, it is being made at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua.

“This cigar is robust, rich and earthy with tons of complexity,” Brown went on to say. “Many of our customers have been awaiting it’s return. We will be launching the cigar at an R. Field Wine co. event in Honolulu, April 28th, 2017,” he added.

The size will be regularly available and is not limited to a certain production number, according to a Black Label Trading Co. spokesperson. It had previously been discontinued in January 2016.

Update (April 18, 2017) — Shortly after this story was published, Black Label Trading Co. clarified the cigar’s production status and history.

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