Black Label Trading Co Bishops Blend
First unveiled in 2016, the limited edition Bishops Blend is known for its robust flavor profile, which James Brown believes showcases his growth as a blender. Never a shortage of skulls in the Black Label Trading Company's branding, the band showcases a red skull adorning a ceremonial bishop's headdress (or miter for all the Catholic school survivors out there). This band is rock and roll through and through, but even more impressive is the somewhat pointed cap mirroring the miter shape.
At the heart of the Black Label Trading Company Bishop's Blend are Pennsylvanian, Nicaraguan, and Connecticut broadleaf filler tobaccos. This blend moves the broadleaf to the forefront without overwhelming the Nicaraguan portion. The binder is Ecuadorian Habano, and the wrapper is an Ecuadorian Maduro. This dark and oily leaf is somewhat toothy with long veins all the way down.
The cold draw offers chocolate, wood, raisin, and some spice. Light this holy stick up, and you’ll notice the pepper right away. Soon to follow are notes of chocolate, earth, raisins, leather, and cedar.
During the second third, the smoke becomes creamier, and the pepper is now doing some serious heavy lifting. The leather and earth are still there, along with the cedar. The chocolate flavors have shifted into more cocoa, and some sweetness is starting to show.
Just past the last third now, and the pepper is still in the driver’s seat, with cedar and earth riding shotgun. In the back, cocoa and milk chocolate have met somewhere in the middle.
There’s a great deal of complexity and showstopping balance to the Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend. The burn is straight, and the smoke output is impressive.
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Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Complex: pepper, raisins, earth, cedar, chocolate, cocoa, and more!
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Sinners and saints and everyone in-between. But if you’re new to cigars, better steer clear of this robust stogie. Instead, try the medium strength Black Label Trading Company Royalty cigar.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Indeed, but make sure not to enter the confessional with this strong clergyman before crushing a good meal.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Let’s add some oatmeal to these maduro raisins with a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Heavy conscience or clean, this holy stick is always ready to ease your mind.
None, unless pepper isn’t your thing.