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October


  • PRESS RELEASE
  • October 11, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the second annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • Santa Muerte is being released Friday, October 13th, to commemorate the upcoming Day of the Dead.
  • “This is our second release of Santa Muerte and people really responded well to the change of pace for us.  Our limited releases tend to be full bodied with a Maduro wrapper but 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,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • SANTA MUERTE cigars will be available in limited quantities at select BLTC retailers.
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
  • Binder: Ecuador Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua / Dominican/ San Andrés

Corona Gorda – 5.5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $10.00

Short Robusto – 4.75 x 52 (20 count) MSRP $10.00

  • 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.
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August


Fabrica Oveja Negra

  • August 26, 2017 —Fabrica Oveja Negra is announcing its move to a larger freestanding facility at the entrance of Esteli, Nicaragua.
  • The new building is located at the South entrance of Esteli, Nicaragua on the Panamerican Highway. Construction will be complete the first of October to include a large production area, tobacco storage facility, state of the art aging room, retail store, cigar lounge and exhibition space. Factory visits can be arranged by appointment.
  • “The little factory that could, is the little factory that did! We are very excited about the expansion to a larger location. Our brands BLTC & BLK WKS have seen tremendous growth since we opened Oveja Negra in 2015 and its time to grow the factory accordingly. The new location will allow us to maintain and slowly increase our production to better serve our expanding customer base. We have always grown organically and kept true to our small batch philosophy, that will not change. The new location will allow us to increase our capacity with enough room to have creative spaces and continue to focus on incorporating our artistic abilities into our products.”
  • stated James Brown, partner at Oveja Negra and Black Label Trading Co.
  • The mission of Oveja Negra is a complete focus on small batch premium cigars with attention to details. 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 with private labels can get the attention they deserve.
  • “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.

For more information contact Angela Brown at info@ovejanegracigars.com.

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August


  • PRESS RELEASE
  • August 23, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the shipment of the BOONDOCK SAINT to select retailers this week.
  • “The Boondock Saint is a perfect example of a balanced cigar. The profile is rich, complex and bold, with tons of subtle flavors. The cigar is both strong and refined, with a very elegant finish. The Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper combined with the Connecticut Broadleaf & Nicaraguan filler create flavors of anise, clove, dark fruits, bitter cocoa and earth. This blend highlights the many complexities in the broadleaf and Nicaraguan tobaccos used,” said James Brown, creator of BLK WKS and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • BOONDOCK SAINT will be available in limited quantities at select BLK WKS retailers.
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua/Pennsylvania/Connecticut
  • Corona Larga – 6.25 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.00
  • Robusto – 5.25 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $10.00
  • BLK WKS cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique and tobacco behind boutique cigar factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • BLK WKS cigars are available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. For more information contact info@BlackLabelTrading.com.
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April


Bishop-PR

  • PRESS RELEASE
  • April 10, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping Bishops Blend vintage 2017 to select retailers this week.
  • “It’s great to get Bishops Blend back in the market. This is a very special cigar.  It is a representation of how I have grown as a cigar maker.  I’m happy that the time and dedication that went into creating this blend has translated to our customers and made it one of our most sought after cigars. The 2017 Bishops Blend has an extremely rich and sophisticated profile. It is a bold cigar with exceptional balance and complexity. Subtle spice is combined with earth, bitter sweet chocolate and anise. The smoke is creamy and dense with a long rich finish,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • BISHOPS BLEND will be available in limited quantities at select retailers.
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Maduro
  • Binder: Ecuador Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Connecticut & PA Broadleaf

Corona Larga – 6.25 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.50

Robusto – 5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $10.00

  • 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.
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August


santa-muerte-prAugust 1, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

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 med bodied cigar with a 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 Nov 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: Ecuadorian 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 BlackLabelTrading.com.

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June


bishop-le-pageJune 28, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of BISHOPS BLEND: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

BISHOPS BLEND will be debuting at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show.

“The Bishops Blend has been a long time in the making, and I’m very excited for its release. I took a very different approach by using Pennsylvania and Connecticut Broadleaf in the filler. The end result is a very rich and intense flavor profile that highlights the Broadleaf but doesn’t overpower the Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Bishops Blend has a great balance between richness, spice and strength. As with all the BLTC limited releases, it is a unique smoking experience,” says James Brown.

BISHOPS BLEND cigars will be available in limited quantities at select BLTC retailers at the end of July, 2016.

  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Maduro
  • Binder: Ecuador Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua / Pennsylvania/ Connecticut Broadleaf
    • Robusto – 5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $9.50
    • Corona Larga – 6.25 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.00

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 BlackLabelTrading.com.

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June


kb-imageJune 22, 2016 — Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GREEN HORNET: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

GREEN HORNET will be debuting at this year’s IPCPR Tradeshow and will be released in small batches throughout the year.

“It’s never easy following up your biggest hit, but I think the Green Hornet is the perfect addition to the Killer Bee Line. The Green Hornet started as an event only cigar, however after seeing the response from consumers and retailers we knew it had to become a regular release.

The blend is a touch stronger than the Killer Bee to compliment the larger vitola and the closed Candela foot creates a very unique profile from the first puff. The Green Hornet is big, bold, rich and spicy. Everything you expect from a cigar in the Killer Bee lineup,” said James Brown.

GREEN HORNET will be available in limited quantities at select BLK WKS retailers at the end of July, 2016.

  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro w/a Candela linear cap & closed foot
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua
    • Robusto – 5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $9.50

BLK WKS cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique and tobacco behind boutique cigar factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra.

BLK WKS Cigars are available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. More information can be found at BlackLabelTrading.com

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April


morph-2016-prApril 6, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the third release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014. Followed by the second release in June 2015. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli.

“Morphine has quickly become a favorite of our customers. I think we can now say it’s our signature blend. The 2016 Morphine will not disappoint with its big bold flavors and unique character. The blend is the same but we have changed the vitolas to highlight different characteristics of the cigar. This production also includes our first torpedo cigar in any of the BLTC lines.” Said James Brown.

MORPHINE cigars will be available in limited quantities at select BLTC retailers at the end of May, 2016.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Corona Gorda – 5.5 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $10.50
Lancero – 7.25 x 42 (12 count) MSRP $11.00
Torpedo Box Press – 5 x 54 (18 count) MSRP $10.50

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 are available for purchase Boutiques Unified. More information can be found at www.BlackLabelTrading.com

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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

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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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