The year 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Black Label Trading Company’s Bishops Blend and this year the company will release a special lancero size to commemorate the occasion.

According to the Black Label Company, the lancero is being released to encourage sales to its retailers during the challenging times of the COVID-19 threat. The blend features an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper over an Ecuadorian Habano binder and combination of Nicaraguan, Connecticut Broadleaf, and Pennsylvania Broadleaf tobaccos. The lancero comes in a 7 x 42 format. The cigars are presented in 12-count boxes with a total of 150 boxes produced. Pricing is set at $12.00 per cigar. The cigar is produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra and distributed by Oveja Negra Brands.

“I worked with a lot of vitolas when developing the Bishops Blend and I’m very excited to release the lancero for the five year anniversary. Like the previous vitolas, the lancero boasts big bold flavors of anise, pepper, raisins and a sweet earthiness on the finish. It is very complex and extremely refined. As with the past vintages, the broadleaf fillers shine at the forefront and are perfectly balanced by the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos,” said James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra in a press release.

According to Black Label Trading Company, the release of the Bishops Blend Corona Larga and Robusto sizes has been postponed.