Black Works Studio, a new creation from James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company, has begun shipping their first three cigars to retailers.

The cigars are known as NBK, Killer Bee, and Rorschach. Each cigar blend has been made in a singular vitola for launch, crafted in small batches at the new Fabrica Oveja Negra factory in Estelí, Nicaragua—of which Brown is a partner.

I’m very excited to finally have these blends in the market, these have been my “go to” daily smokes for the last year.

NBK & Killer Bee both walk the line between Med/Full and Full in terms of strength. Flavor-wise they are extremely rich with intense flavors of earth, malts and cocoa. The strength and body are very balanced with many subtle and elegant nuances. I chose to do a closed foot on both because it allows for the first draw of the cigar to highlight the intense flavor profile of the wrapper. This big blast of flavor sets the tone for the rest of the cigar.



Rorschach started as our house cigar at the factory as its made up of a mix of all our different filler tobaccos. That’s the story behind the name, each batch is unique and up for interpretation, like a Rorschach image. It is a medium bodied cigar with a very unique and ever changing flavor profile. continued Brown.James Brown

Black Works Studio BLK WKS launches first 3 cigars

Cigar Breakdown

  • NBK, 6×46 Box Press Corona Larga features: Nicaraguan Filler and Binder and Ecuador Habano Oscuro wrapper – closed foot, MSRP $9.00, 20-count boxes.
  • Killer Bee, 4.5×46 Petite Corona features: Nicaraguan Filler and Binder and Ecuador Maduro wrapper with signature linear cap – closed foot, MSRP $7.50, 24-count boxes.
  • Rorschach, 5×38 Petite Panatela features: Nicaraguan Filler and Binder and Ecuador Habano wrapper, MSRP $4.30, 50-count boxes.

Fabrica Oveja Negra cigar factory

BLK WKS refers to these cigars as “An expression of art” with the intention of showcasing the talent behind their new factory—Fabrica Oveja Negra—which will also be producing cigars for sister company Black Label Trading Co.