The most excellent manager at The Wharf handed me some samples, which we call homework. Two of the cigars looked vaguely familiar to me. Black and white labels with some nice design, attractive looking tobacco. Needless to say, I was intrigued. I was handed two of these samples, Black Label Trading Company, and I chose the Lawless blend for the first review. The Benediction will soon follow. So, enough babbling here, let’s get smoking.
Construction: This is an exceptionally nice looking cigar. The Habano Rosado wrapper leaf is a nice deep red-brown with loads of oils. The seams are smooth and no veins. The overall look of the cigar is very rustic and rather lumpy. Honestly, a look I enjoy in any cigar. The band also deserves some recognition here. A simple black and white scheme always looks good on cigars and in this case they used a nice Victorian flourish with a skull and crown. It’s a simple scheme that works well. The foot is protected by a band as well. This sporting the name of the cigar in matching black and white using distressed lettering. Overall a very nice presentation.