Cigar Assessor

Cigar Assessor

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

10 Video Cigar Reviews

10 video reviews

Southern Draw Kuduz

Black Label Trading Company Redemption

Alec Bradley Coyol

Crowned Heads Jericho Hill

Balmoral Royal Selection Anejo 18

Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Lancero

Caldwell Cigar Company The King Is Dead

Black Label Trading Company Lawless

Southern Draw Quick Draw Pennsylvania

Ventura Cigar Company Project 805 Cubra Maduro

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Black Label Trading Company moves operations to new Factory.

February 13, 2015 — Black Label Trading Company is proud to announce the formation of a new cigar factory: Fabrica de Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The mission of Oveja Negra is a complete focus on small batch premium cigars.

Black Label Trading Company is taking the next step in small batch, boutique cigar manufacturing, taking ownership of the entire process. As the name suggests, Oveja Negra (Black Sheep), will do things different.

“Starting our own factory was a natural progression of the brand. We needed the freedom to be as creative as possible and to have ownership of every process that goes into making our cigars. We have always been involved in every aspect of our production; but now we can take it to the next level and ensure 100% quality from seed to ash,” stated James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Company.

Oveja Negra offers its clients a factory where small batch production is the norm and quality is the priority. Oveja Negra will also provide smaller brands and retailers wanting private labels, can make a cigar without large minimum orders.

“This is a tough industry for small companies. It’s hard to get the attention you need to create a premium product. Our goal is to help support other boutique brands and grow the premium-cigar market,” stated James Brown.

Black Label Trading Company is re-defining the standards for cigar making. With a less-is-more philosophy, Black Label Trading Company creates handcrafted premium cigars of the utmost quality in small batch, limited quantities. 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company’s newest release.


DALTON, PA. Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company’s newest release, the Jordan Alexander III Corjo will begin shipping to retailers on February 2, 2015. Originally announced as a mid-Fall 2014 release, the release will instead now mark the first release of 2015 for JA3 Cigars. 

The new blend is manufactured by the Quesada Cigar Factory and will largely replace JA3’s current corojo blend (See August Press Release for details on rebranding/release). The Jordan Alexander III Corojo is constructed with a Dominican Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder, with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. This release is available in four vitolas; robusto (5 1⁄2 x 54), toro (6 x 52), double toro (6x60), and belicoso (6 x 52). The three parejo vitolas feature a pigtail cap and closed foot. 

The corojo is sold in boxes of 20, with 4 sticks wide by 5 high. The MSRP for the robusto is $7.95, toro is $8.50, belicoso is $9.25, and double toro is $9.75. Pre-orders are still being accepted. Retailers interested in carrying the Jordan Alexander III Corojo are asked to contact or call 1-855-216-3349. Shipment priorities are given to current retailers and are first come, first serve. All current pre-orders will ship on the official release date. Pre- release samples are immediately available for interested reviewers and retailers. Those interested are asked to contact 

Questions regarding this announcement can be directed to Alexander Miller at or at (570) 335-3143.