A few weeks ago, Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars tweeted out a picture of a new, darker-looking version of the company’s popular La Colmena, named ‘Black Honey.” Turns out, the cigars are actually old—rolled about a year ago—and are a modified version of the popular La Colmena blend.

“The blend is a tweaked Colmena with a bit more viso then the regular production, adding a good amount of balanced spice compared to No. 44 and No. 36,” said Gellis in an e-mail to halfwheel. “Body is on the higher side of medium.”

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While the internal blend was “tweaked,” the outside was “changed.” Instead of the golden Ecuadorian DeFlorada wrapper found on the 36, 44 and Unico Especial, the cigar uses the same Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper from the EL OSO.

Only 60 bundles of 10 are being offered with the cigars shipping to 13 retailers today. Pricing is set at $15.50 per cigar.

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.