Black Label Trading company debuted six new lines at this year’s IPCPR show: Bishop’s Blend, Green Hornet, S&R, Boondock Saint, Sindustry, Santa Muerte, and additional vitolas for NBK and Killer Bee. Below is an interview with James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company talking about his new releases.
“As a cigar maker and artist, I am always working on new blends and expressions of art. These new blends have been in the works for a while, and I did not want to miss the opportunity to release them to the public. I will find ways to continue to be creative in my craft going forward and won’t be deterred by the FDA regulations,” said James Brown, creator of BLK WKS and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
“Each of these new blends is very unique. S&R is an elegant smoke with refined flavors, highlighting the blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. Boondock Saint’s complex rich flavor comes from the blend of three very diverse filler tobaccos and the Pennsylvania wrapper. Sindustry is the boldest of the bunch with full flavors and strength rounded out by the San Andres wrapper,” continued Brown.
- S&R – features Nicaraguan & Dominican filler with a Sumatran wrapper and pigtail cap. Available in a 6.75×42 Lancero, MSRP $8.50 and a 5.5×46 Corona Gorda, MSRP $8.00.
- Boondock Saint – features Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania & Connecticut filler with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper and closed foot. Available in a 6.25×46 Corona Larga, MSRP $10.00 and a 5.25×50 Robusto, MSRP $10.00.
- Sindustry – features Nicaraguan filler with a San Andrés wrapper and closed foot. Available in a 5×50 Robusto, MSRP $9.50, a 6.25×48 Toro, MSRP $9.50 and a 7×38 Lancero, MSRP $9.50.
NBK is now available in a 5×50 Box Press Robusto, MSRP $9.00. Killer Bee is available in a 6.5×42 Lonsdale, MSRP $8.50 and a 4.5×46 Petite Corona (Green Hornet “Kato”), featuring a Candela linear cap, MSRP $9.50.
As part of a soft launch, only the following retailers were selected to receive the initial shipment with full production dates to be announced: Tobacco Junction, Temple TX; TJ’s Cigar Lounge, McGregor, TX; Crescent City, New Orleans, LA; and Harry’s Smoke Shop, Philadelphia, PA.
BLK WKS cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique, and tobacco behind boutique cigar factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra. Distributed by Boutiques Unified, www.BoutiquesUnified.com.
Santa Muerte is being released in small batches leading up to its official birth date of November 1st.
“We have gone out of the box on the Santa Muerte. Most of our Limited Releases have been full bodied Maduros. This one is a medium bodied cigar with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It features six filler tobaccos which create a very unique and rich flavor profile. You experience layer upon layer of coffee, malt, spice and cocoa. I have been working on this blend for a long time and am very excited to share it with the public. As the name suggests there is a Day of the Dead theme and the cigar will be released November 1st to celebrate,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
SANTA MUERTE will be released in limited quantities to select retailers with full production date to be announced.
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
- Binder: Ecuador Habano
- Filler: Nicaragua / Dominican/ San Andrés
- Corona Gorda – 5.5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $8.50
- Short Robusto – 4.75 x 52 (20 count) MSRP $8.50
Black Label Trading Company is redefining the standards for cigar making. With a “less is more” philosophy, Black Label Trading Co. creates hand crafted premium cigars of the utmost quality in small batch, limited quantities.
BLTC cigars are available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. More information can be found at www.BlackLabelTrading.com.