Black Label Trading Company announces new Bishops Blend Novemdiales

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Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of Bishops Blend Novemdiales to select retailers.

Novemdiales stems from the Catholic tradition of a nine-day mourning period after the pope has passed. This old Roman tradition dates back centuries. During the nine days of mourning, the Pope is laid in state at St. Peter’s Basilica for mourners to come any pay their final respects to the Head of the Catholic Church.

Novemdiales is handcrafted at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. It represents a revised iteration of the original Bishops Blend, by using a Pennsylvania wrapper with other slight revisions. Those that have grown to love this release will still recognize the distinctive flavors of the past with a fresh, nuanced perspective.

“Bishops Blend has been one of our most popular and sought-after releases. This year, to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Black Label Trading Co., we felt compelled to create a special edition. The Bishops Blend Novemdiales is an amped-up version of the traditional Bishop. We tweaked the blend a bit and went with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper instead of the traditional Ecuador Habano Maduro. The Novemdiales will be available in vitolas not seen before in the Bishops Blend lineage. The result is a very rich, earthy, and intricate fusion of dark fruits, layers of spice, and a stout star anise finish.”

James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.


  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
  • Binder: Ecuador Habano 
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Pennsylvania, Connecticut Broadleaf
  • vitolas:
    • Petite Corona – 4.5 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.50
    • Toro – 6 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $12.00
    • Robusto– 5 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $11.00

Black Label Trading Company is celebrating our 10-year anniversary. Our goal was, and continues to be, to provide exceptional cigars with unique flavor profiles and creative artwork. With a “less is more” philosophy, Black Label Trading Co. continues to create handcrafted, premium cigars of the utmost quality in small batch, limited quantities.

Black Label Trading Company

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