Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is bringing a new blend to IPCPR 2019: Last Rites Viaticum. This will be sold on first-come first-serve basis to retailers attending the trade show. Last Rites Viaticum will ship this fall.
“We wanted to release a cigar exclusively for IPCPR attendees as a way of showing our appreciation for the retailers who come to support our brands and the show. Last Rites has always been a special cigar to me. It was the first cigar I blended on my own, and I blended it to my personal tastes. It’s everything I wanted out of a cigar and a perfect representation of Black Label Trading Co. To celebrate our sixth anniversary, I wanted to do a Special Edition of the Last Rites. The Viaticum is an evolution of the Last Rites blend. It uses most of the same tobaccos but in different proportions and primings. It’s rich, dark and elegant just like Nicaraguan tobacco. We also box pressed the cigar like the original 2013 release,” says James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
The blend uses an Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper, Honduran Habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. Last Rites Viaticum comes in one vitola, a Robusto – 5 x 54 Box Press that comes in boxes of 20 and sells for $15.00.