When you think of a black market, Morocco always seems to come to mind. A bazaar, filled with sellers of ill-repute, selling goods that have changed hands so many times you can scarcely tell where they came from in the first place. A series of stalls filled with everything that you could ever want, from illegally-imported and tax-free liquors to weaponry, the likes of which a military would normally utilize, and everything in between.
And in that way, the Black Market Toro is aptly named. A cigar made from fantastic tobaccos from around the world, and one that you will be happy to smoke again and again. When lit, the Black Market Toro emits huge plumes of smoke, which is perfect when you’re thinking of the markets of Tangier or a dark den in which to deal in ill-gotten wares, giving off an earthy smell that would be at home almost anywhere in Africa. The filler tobacco is a blend of Honduran and Panamanian long-leaf tobaccos, with a Sumatran binder that can only be truly described as ‘zesty’ in flavor. This is all artfully wrapped in a Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper, giving it that oiliness and that flavor of spice and pepper that you will enjoy again and again from this medium-bodied cigar.
These are good cigars for those who like a bit of a darker cigar with deeper tones and a more peppery finish, and if you are looking for such a cigar in online cigar shops or in your local humidor, the Alec Bradley Black Market Toro will not be likely to let you down.