As the story goes, Papo El Caballo—the nickname of Blackbird’s blender—returned from a trip last year and checked on a blend and was surprised by what he was smoking.
The blend was not what he expected. A meeting at the factory was called to determine why the blend was not correct. As it turns out, a new employee had written the wrong codes on two different types of tobacco. When the blend was being put together, one tobacco was mistakenly used for the other, and the end result was a cigar that was not what El Caballo—Spanish for the horse—had created.
The end result is now known as GLITCH, the next release from Blackbird Cigar Co. It’s actually three different blends; each will use American and Dominican tobaccos in the filler. However, the wrappers will vary:
- GLITCH Claro — Ecuador (Connecticut)
- GLITCH Habano — Ecuador (Habano)
- GLITCH Oscuro — Mexico (San Andrés)
The binder for the Claro and Habano is Mexican, whereas the Oscuro’s binder is from the Dominican Republic.