Emilio Grimalkin 2023 (Limited Edition)
Emilio Cigars is a bit of an odd one out in the cigar industry. The brand is completely handled by James and Angela Brown of Black Label/Oveja Negra when it comes to the blending, branding and the distribution, but the brand is owned by L.J. Zucca.
For the third time in existence, the seasonal Emilio Grimalkin Seasonal Edition is back. The 2023 version is a 5×50 Robusto with a barber-pole appearance with Ecuadorian Maduro and Corojo leaves. The binder and filler are all Nicaraguan. The third release is a follow-up to the 2019 2nd release.
“To celebrate one of my favorite times of year, Grimalkin seasonal is back,” said James Brown of Black Label Trading Co/Fábrica Oveja Negra, in a press release. “We changed things up a bit this time around. The blend of filler tobacco has stayed the same, but we did a dual wrapper, closed foot and a rabito cap. The Grimalkin has rich, intense flavors of dark fruit, herbal cedar notes and mild baking spice on the layered, complex finish.”