“Over the past few years I have seen many cigar brands come and go. Some stopped operations due to fear of FDA regulations, and others because of failure to adapt to the changes in the market. My intent with Dissident is to learn from those lessons and utilize my experience from both the retail side and as a cigar representative to create a cigar brand for a new generation of cigar smokers” said Holt in a press statement
Emilio Cigars is being brought in as a full part of the Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) family. BLTC will take over branding and marketing for Emilio Cigars. All cigar production will move to Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua, this being the factory and headquarters for BLTC and Black Works Studio (BLK WKS). Cigars like Cavatina, LJZ, Papa Joe and Grimalkin cigar lines are already produced at BLTC.