Tabac Trading Co. will be adding a trio of releases this spring: two new Milk & Honey releases and a new tribute to the U.S. Marshal Services.
The Milk & Honey was originally sold in 2015, though rebranded last year. It’s a 5 1/8 x 55 parejo size that uses a Connecticut wrapper and was one of the first blends created by Pat Potter of Tabac Trading Co. It uses a binder that the company says is fermented “using a solution of honey and water.”
There are now two new versions of Milk & Honey coming to store shelves, both in the same 5 1/8 x 55 size. The Matcha Milk & Honey uses a candela wrapper and a tweaked filler blend that Potter says adds a quarter more ligero than the original Milk & Honey. There will also be the Black Sugar Milk & Honey which uses a Mexican San Andrés broadleaf wrapper over a tweaked filler blend, this time a half more of ligero. Potter declined to talk more specifics about the internal blend details.
Both cigars have an MSRP of $10 and will ship to stores after May 12. Like the original Milk & Honey, they are packaged in boxes of 30 and made at La Villas Cigars, formerly Tabacalera La Perla, in Nicaragua.
The company is also adding a cigar called The Marshal, which Potter says pays tributes to the U.S. Marshals Service. It’s a 6 x 60 that uses a habano wrapper from Estelí, Nicaragua over a Pennsylvania broadleaf binder and four fillers: seco from Condega, Nicaragua; ligero from Estelí; viso from Estelí; and Pennsylvania broadleaf ligero. It is being made at Nicaragua American Cigars S.A.
It will have an MSRP of $14 and is limited to 100 boxes of 20 cigars. Potter says a portion of the sales will be donated to the U.S. Marshals Service Association.
He added that it will be sold at specific stores “on both coasts” but he hasn’t picked the stores. He also opened the door to making the cigar an annual or regional release in the future. The Marshal will ship after May 12 as well.