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Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Box Press Robusto

Toar Campbell

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Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Box Press Robusto




Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of Last Rites Box Press Robusto as an R. Field Wine Co. exclusive.

“I’m very excited to see the return of the Last Rites Box Press Robusto. Field Wine Co. does a great job promoting boutique cigars in Hawaii and the Last Rites will be a great addition to their exclusive portfolio.

This cigar is robust, rich and earthy with tons of complexity. Many of our customers have been awaiting it’s return.

We will be launching the cigar at an R. Field Wine co. event in Honolulu, April 28th, 2017,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.



BLTC Last Rites Box Press Robusto



Black Label Trading Company is redefining the standards for cigar making.

With a “less is more” philosophy, Black Label Trading Co. creates hand crafted premium cigars of the utmost quality in small batch, limited quantities.

BLTC cigars are available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. More information can be found at



BLTC Last Rights Available Sizes

  • Gran Toro: 6 x 60
  • Robusto: 5 x 54
  • Robusto Box Press: 5 x 54
  • Petite Lancero: 6 1/2 x 42







The Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper is mostly medium brown in color with portions of darker brown and black splotchy areas, looking like tanned leather.

Silky smooth and oily it has barely visible seam, notable vein and minimal tooth. Box pressed the cigar has a rounded cap and a square open foot.

Two bands sit on the vitola, the larger band is typical BLTC Gothic black and mildly off white, almost foil. A center skull with crown sits in the middle with a large “B” on the top and an “L” on the bottom.

Ornate designs circle the whole motif with “TRADING” and “COMPANY” on the left and the right respectively in solid whitesh/grey font. On the bottom reads “Hand Made” and “Est. 2013” in cursive.

Everything takes place on a semi glossy black background. Pre light aroma had notes of chocolate, cinnamon and floral spice. The cold draw produced flavors of milk chocolate, cream and vanilla bean.







Toasting of the foot is producing an aroma of baked chocolate brownies and cedar. Upon first draw bold and meaty flavors of high end chocolate, creamed leather, mild cedar char and coffee.

Background flavors of smoked almonds and oily black pepper in the medium to full bodied range with nuances of coffee grounds and semi sweet dark chocolate. White pepper in the upper medium range in the retro evolving into flavors of chocolate.




Entering cruise control burn heavy flavors of coffee, dark semi sweet chocolate and oily black pepper in the full bodied range are on point. Background flavors of leather with nuances of cream and smoked cedar chips with a mild char.

Black pepper has remained consistent, oily and upper medium to full leaving a spicy aftertaste on the lips and palate notable in between draws. The retro is producing a sting of clean white pepper right through the nose evolving into flavors of straight chocolate.




In the final duration flavors of sweet thick maple with brown sugar char has appeared, the core flavors of oily black pepper, dark semi sweet chocolate and coffee are on point.

Background flavors of smoked almonds, raw cinnamon and roasted walnuts with nuances of black licorice. A black pepper dusting with charred cedar are still notable in between draws on the lips and palate and throat area.

The retro has increased with an assault on the nostrils in the form of clean white pepper warming into flavors of dark chocolate and coffee.




Construction on the BLTC Last Rights was clean and solid with no wrapper issues or palpable soft spots. The burn line was razor sharp on all three examples smoked for review.  The whitish/light grey ash was compact but loose holding just barely past the inch point falling on its own.

The V cut produced a wide open draw creating large plumes of creamy white aromatic smoke. Combustion was good on all examples requiring zero re lights.

The strength of the cigar was in the upper MEDIUM to FULL bodied wheelhouse producing core flavors of coffee, black pepper and chocolate, not regular chocolate flavors, the high end Swedish expensive chocolate.

All flavors balanced in with a perfect transition of complex and high end flavors throughout the entire smoking duration on all three vitolas. 



Cigars for review: Purchased 

Cigars smoked for review: 3

Cigar Smoke rate: 93

Size: Robusto Box Press 5 x 54

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras

Cigar Smoke – Est. 2010
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