The sixth installment of Morphine by Black Label Trading Company is on its way to retailers.

The line, which uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan habano binder and Nicaraguan filler, has been an annual release since debuting in 2014, when it was released with the intention of adding a big and bold blend to the company’s portfolio. “This years vintage is rich and earthy with bold spice on the retro,” said James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Company and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, in a press release. “The key note flavors are raisin, black cherry and a big blast of anise on the finish,” he continued, adding that that he considers this year’s vintage one of the best yet.

This year, Morphine is being offered in three sizes:

  • Black Label Trading Company Corona Gorda Box Press (5 1/2 x 46) — $10.50 (Boxes of 18, $189)
  • Black Label Trading Company Lancero (7 x 38) — $11.50 (Boxes of 12, $138)
  • Black Label Trading Company Short Robusto (4 1/2 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)

The company produced 450 boxes of each of the three sizes, with the cigars made at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua.


Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.