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February


Oveja Negra

Oveja Negra


February 12, 2015 — Black Label Trading Company is proud to announce the formation of a new cigar factory; Fabrica de Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The mission of Oveja Negra is a complete focus on small batch premium cigars.

Black Label Trading Co. is taking the next step in small batch, boutique cigar manufacturing; taking ownership of the entire process. As the name suggests, Oveja Negra (Black Sheep), will do things differently.

“Starting our own factory was a natural progression of the brand. We needed the freedom to be as creative as possible and to have ownership of every process that goes into making our cigars. We have always been involved in every aspect of our production but now we can take it to the next level and ensure 100% quality from seed to ash,” stated James Brown, creator of BLTC.

Oveja Negra offers its clients a factory where small batch production is the norm, and quality is the priority. At Oveja Negra smaller brands and retailers wanting private labels can make a cigar without huge minimum orders.

“This is a tough industry for small companies. Its hard to get the attention you need to create a premium product. Our goal is to help support other boutique brands and grow the premium-cigar market,” stated James Brown.

Black Label Trading Company is re-defining 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.

CONTACT:
Angela Brown
Black Label Trading Company
Angela@blacklabeltrading.com

24

March


The most excellent manager at The Wharf handed me some samples, which we call homework.  Two of the cigars looked vaguely familiar to me.  Black and white labels with some nice design, attractive looking tobacco.  Needless to say, I was intrigued.  I was handed two of these samples, Black Label Trading Company, and I chose the Lawless blend for the first review.  The Benediction will soon follow.  So, enough babbling here, let’s get smoking.

Construction: This is an exceptionally nice looking cigar.  The Habano Rosado wrapper leaf is a nice deep red-brown with loads of oils.  The seams are smooth and no veins.  The overall look of the cigar is very rustic and rather lumpy.  Honestly, a look I enjoy in any cigar.  The band also deserves some recognition here.  A simple black and white scheme always looks good on cigars and in this case they used a nice Victorian flourish with a skull and crown.  It’s a simple scheme that works well.  The foot is protected by a band as well.  This sporting the name of the cigar in matching black and white using distressed lettering.  Overall a very nice presentation.

LINK TO REVIEW

24

March


Finally!  It’s not below freezing outside and no white crap is falling from the sky!  What a winter it has been around here…heck, everywhere!  So, to celebrate this joyous occasion, I am sitting on the porch with a bottle of mineral water and a Black Label Trading Company Benediction.  After smoking the Lawless and being blown to smithereens by its complexity and craftsmanship, I decided the time was right for round two.  Let’s get smoking….

Construction: An absolutely gorgeous red-brown and veinless wrapper leaf, no seams or other issues, oils so heavy you can see yourself in the reflection.  Just another beautiful cigar from BLTC.

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20

March


Spent some time over the past few weeks in Esteli to work on production and some new blends.  We have some great new cigars in the works… stay tuned.
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Esteli Church  IMG_5220

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IMG_4929  Esteli Leaf

9

October


Black Label Trading Co. (BLTC) is about as micro – boutique as they come. So much so, only 500 boxes are made per year of a few blends. With exception of Texas, they will only have one B&M per state carry their cigars in house.  No online retailers just local boutique shops. BLTC has created an image far from the industry norm and we dig it….

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