Black Label Trading Company has announced Bishops Blend Novemdiales for select retailers. Novemdiales is rolled at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The company is describing it as a “revised iteration” of the original Bishops Blend, by using a Pennsylvania wrapper with other slight revisions. The company says fans of the original blend will still recognize the distinctive flavors of the past with a fresh, nuanced perspective.
Bishops Blend has been one of our most popular and sought-after releases. This year, to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Black Label Trading Co., we felt compelled to create a special edition. The Bishops Blend Novemdiales is an amped-up version of the traditional Bishop. We tweaked the blend a bit and went with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper instead of the traditional Ecuador Habano Maduro. The Novemdiales will be available in vitolas not seen before in the Bishops Blend lineage. The result is a very rich, earthy, and intricate fusion of dark fruits, layers of spice, and a stout star anise finish.
James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra
The blend for Bishops Blend Novemdiales uses a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano binder, and Nicaragua, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut Broadleaf fillers. It comes in three sizes: Petite Corona – 4.5 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.50, Toro – 6 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $12.00, Robusto– 5 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $11.00.