I was very curious to see what experience this cigar would provide being the exact same blend as the Absinthe infused version but without the infusion. In the end, the cigar was good and shows that the base of the Absinthe infused concept uses a cigar that can stand on its own before the infusion process.
Construction was fantastic and if you are already a Southern Draw or AJ Fernandez fan, it's definitely something you should try. Lancero fans won't be disappointed either as it has great performance. Not a bad cigar to introduce someone to the brand.
Rudy's Cigar Lounge contacted Riste Ristevski looking for him to do something special for their upcoming 4 year anniversary on August 26, 2017. The results are a 6.5x42 box pressed Crna Nok in 10 count boxes which is a Rudy's shop exclusive.
Black Market Illicit is a 6-inch by 50 ring Toro featuring a robust Nicaraguan wrapper leaf and flavorful Honduran and Nicaraguan dual binder wrapped around fillers from small-yield farms in Nicaragua.
The floral notes the cigar provides are very nice, for those that enjoy such things as I do. While price doesn't factor into our scores, it's worth noting that this cigar carries an attractive price tag, so it could be something enjoyed often and be something for budget smokers to seek out.