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For all the booth changes I’m seeing at the show this year, Black Label Trading Co. is one of the few that’s stayed the same. In my opinion, that’s a good thing.

While the seating area on the side was new last year, this is basically the same booth they have used for a few years now. Besides it being a good-looking booth with nice display areas for the cigars, it might be the best walled-booth layout that I can think of in terms of ease of moving about when it’s crowded with retailers. This year Black Label is debuting two lines with new size extensions and a collection of some of its limited edition blends.

Black Works Studio Hive

The Hornet, Kato and Killer Bee limited edition blends are getting a special collection release with new sizes as a PCA 2021 Convention & Trade Show exclusive. The 27-count box will retail for $337.50 and features the three blends in lancero, perfecto and robusto sizes.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Candela, Connecticut, Maduro)
  • Binder: Honduras (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Black Works Studio Green Hornet Lancero (7 1/4 x 52) — $12.50 (Six per box)
  • Black Works Studio Green Hornet Perfecto (5 x 60) — $12.50 (Four per box)
  • Black Works Studio Kato Candela Robusto (5 x 50) — $12.50 (Four per box)
  • Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut Lancero (7 1/4 x 42) — $12.50 (Six per box)
  • Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lancero (7 1/4 x 42) — $12.50 (Three per box)
  • Black Works Studio Killer Bee Perfecto (5 x 60) — $12.50 (Four per box)

Production: 900 Boxes of 27 Cigars (24,300 Total Cigars)

Release Date: Fall 2021

Black Label Trading Co. Last Rites Viaticum (2021)

The Last Rites Viaticum is back with two new sizes, and just like last time, is a limited edition.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Maduro)
  • Binder: Honduras (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Black Label Trading Co. Last Rites Viaticum Lancero Box Press (6 3/4 x 40) — $15.50 (Box of 20, $310)
  • Black Label Trading Co. Last Rites Viaticum Toro Box Press (6 x 48) — $15.25 (Box of 20, $305)

Production: Undisclosed

Release Date: August 2021

Black Label Trading Co. Porcelain Robusto

The Porcelain line is getting a new size, this time a robusto. The new size’s details were mostly worked out, with the exception of the price, which has not yet been announced.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua, U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
  • Black Label Trading Co. Porcelain Robusto (5 x 50) — TBA

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: Fall 2021

NullDrew Estate is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.
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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.