Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Review

Brand: Black Label Trading Company               Country: Nicaragua/Honduras
Size: 5 x 54                                                        Wrapper: Aged Ecuadorian Maduro
Price: $14.00

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The Label Factor:

When using a skull or pirate theme, a fine line exists between cool and lame. Luckily, Black Label Trading has landed squarely in the “cool” section. Combined with the toothy, dark chocolate wrapper, the Last Rites looks delicious, to say the least. If I had to change one thing, I would make the label a little less bulky, so that I could smoke longer without removing it.

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Herrera Esteli Review

Brand: Drew Estate                                              Country:  Nicaragua
Size: Toro Especial 6 1/4 x 54                             Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
Price: $9.35 (Buy)

Herrera Esteli Review

The Label Factor:

This label is pretty slick, but not in the literal sense. The Herrera Esteli has a label that feels like it’s made from cloth or canvas. It feels good. Also, it looks good. The red text on the light background reminds me of an old school fight promotion poster or even an old movie poster. Something about it feels vintage. Maybe Drew Estate was going for a hipster cigar. I could picture the Herrera at Starbucks wearing skinny jeans, a flannel, suspenders and a beret, sipping a latte, while writing a screen play. Well, except Starbucks is too mainstream.

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Ave Maria Review

Brand: Ave Maria                                              Country:  Nicaragua
   Size: St. George 6 x 54                                 Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
 Price: $9.00

Ave Maria Review

The Label Factor:

I have an idea for all of you creative types who collect cigar labels; make a custom chess board and use the Ave Maria label as the knights. The problem is trying to find equally awesome labels for the rest of the board. Maybe the Man O’War Ruination could be your pawns? Consider this a push in the right direction. I’ll let you figure the rest out.

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Alec Bradley Prensado Review

Brand: Alec Bradley                                    Country:  Honduras
   Size: Gran Toro 6 x 54                             Wrapper:  Trojas Corojo
 Price: $11.75 (Buy)

Alec Bradley Prensado Review
The Label Factor:

This is a gorgeous cigar. It’s not just the label either — the Prensado just looks and feels fantastic. The wrapper reminds me of a dark wood. Mahogany.  It’s a deep brown with some black veins. The golden embossed label really stands out in contrast to the dark wrapper. Really, the Prensado looks like a work of art. Even my fiance, who knows nothing about cigars, saw me lighting this up and said “Oooh, that’s a pretty cigar.” Obviously this girl’s taste in cigar labels is as good as her taste in men.

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