Black Label Trading Works Killer Bee Privada James Brown Exclusive Lonsdale Aged 3+ Years

(3 customer reviews)

$11.00 $6.60

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Fillers: Nicaraguan

Well, sometimes I just feel really good about the job I am doing curating the rarest cigars for you guys. This is one of those times. You cannot find this cigar anymore. Not in this size. This is the size James, the owner of Black Label Trading Works smokes at events. They took it off the market in 2020. But not before making and aging a batch of them for Privada. Let me refresh you on this brand. They are vertically integrated and own their own factory. The owners are James and Angela Brown. James is a wine sommelier. The couple lives in Nicaragua. They have lived all over the world, including a remote beach in Africa where they owned a bar and restaurant and eventually had children. They moved to Central America to run off-road travel tours and eventually started hanging out at cigar factories. The rest is history. Here we are, 5 plus years later, and their brand has what I would call a large cult following. They do business with me by email only from Nicaragua. It’s not easy to get them to make cigars for us. They have a small factory and a tight production schedule but I do everything I can to make it happen. The factory name is Fabrica Oveja Negra. These limited edition cigars use a blend of Nicaraguan filler & binder, finished off with an Ecuadorian Maduro wrapper. This is a beautiful cigar with artisan elements that is a real joy to smoke, and with the year-plus of age on it, we are in for a real treat!

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Tasting Notes: The body is tobacco-curing barn and cocoa butter. On the foot, sweet tea, more cocoa butter. The cold draw is ripe, summery peach, and salty minerals. In the first third, that creaminess of a nut butter, peppermint essential oil, cocoa butter, black pepper on the finish. Peach juice! Leaves a black pepper finish on this incredible smoke. Herb, thyme, floral…creamy, rich vanilla, and chocolate. Butterscotch, like a syrupy texture. Red mulch. Frankincense. Cedar. Instant hot chocolate mix. Second third starts to mellow a little bit. Florals…white florals… orange blossom or magnolia. Black pepper smoothed out and became white pepper. Rosewater. Almond butter. Chocolate like Hershey’s with almonds. Smooth, rich, creamy, tangy finish. Mint, lavender…florals are big in the second third. Coffee Candy. Lemongrass on the retrohale, a phantom flavor. The final third is green and vegetal. Lemon. Salt…umami, buttery. Cinnamon finish. Butterscotch turned into simple syrup. Some wood and floral are still there. A tingly mouthfeel. Dark roasted coffee beans and dried herbs.

Pairing Notes: Rye bourbon. Sarsaparilla soda. Root beer or root beer barrel candy. Bagel with cream cheese. Milk chocolate pretzels. Medium roast coffee. Chocolate-covered strawberries. Strawberry soda. Strawberry ice cream. Stout beer. Peanuts.

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3 reviews for Black Label Trading Works Killer Bee Privada James Brown Exclusive Lonsdale Aged 3+ Years

  1. Jeffrey Bonell (verified owner)

    Whoever wrote the description must have a god-tier palate, I’m a mere mortal, but I was definitely playing in the same ballpark. It’s very rich, chocolate, coffee, minty feeling on the lips, some pepper and spice. A really great mouth feel that doesn’t dry you out. Very transitional which makes this a fun and interesting stick to take to the nub. Definitely one of the best sticks I’ve had in this price range. Well worth a buy.

  2. Steven Block (verified owner)

    I wanna rename this cigar “sexual chocolate”
    …it’s that good

  3. Christopher Webb (verified owner)

    Spicy honey from beginning to finish

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