Black Market pulls a hat trick
back in 2011, Alan Rubin introduced the Alec Bradley Black Market to
the world at the yearly IPCPR in Las Vegas. Since then, the
medium-bodied stunner has gone on to win a couple awards, and spawn a
couple sequels. First up, we had Black Market Vandal — a super-charged
and uber-flavorful blend imbued with an extra-special ligero strain that
amped up the flavor in droves. Today, we take a look at Black Market’s
mellower side with Vandal The Con, the first Connecticut-wrapped Black
Market. The crazy packaging and gray and green color scheme might
make you think Vandal The Con is a gimmick, a cigar that spent all its
time on marketing and none on the blending. But you’d be dead wrong.
Vandal The Con is one of the smoothest cigars I’ve ever sampled from the
AB crew, thanks to its silky smooth Honduran Connecticut wrapper leaf.
Each puff delivers sweet spice, creamy cedar, and slight nuttiness – a
most enjoyable combination, at a price that could easily demand twice as