Black Market, Robusto, 5 1/4 x 52, 24 per box
Handmade in Danli, Honduras the Alec Bradley Black Market cigars boasts a blend of Honduran Jamastran and very unique Panamanian longfillers, Sumatra binder, and a Jalapa-grown Nicaraguan wrapper cured to a dark, shimmering patina. These tobaccos are then held together with a Sumatra binder, the cigar is then finished with an aged milk chocolate dark brown Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper. A medium-bodied smoke, this cigar is smooth and creamy and delivers notes of spice and finishes with enjoyable hints of sweetness. Presented in rustic-looking, gray crate-style boxes, Black Market takes Alec Bradley?s packaging to new heights. The eye-catching boxes are well-built enough to serve as humidors, and will very likely be sought by collectors. Even the bands are atypical. Rather than using the traditional band at the neck of the cigar, the cigars are wrapped in paper sleeves that cover only the bottom half of each vitola. Once the sleeve is removed a band is revealed positioned in the middle of the cigar. Cigar lovers can expect a full-flavored smoke with stunning complexity and a head-turning aroma.