A new brand has been launched out of Estelí, Nicaragua, from the creator of boutique brand Black Label Trading Company, James Brown. After finishing work on his own factory, (a partner of) Fabrica Oveja Negra, Brown has once again turned to “the dark side”, creating Black Works Studio. The new brand showcases blends from the new factory, incorporating an edgy/gritty look and feel.

Part of the motivation for opening our own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra, was to experiment and develop unique blends highlighting Nicaraguan tobacco. Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is my first opportunity to use our factory as my playground. Blending cigars is my passion and I ended up with several blends and ideas on the shelf, the time was right to launch a new brand. My inspiration comes from many things; art, movies, music, etc. that ultimately result in a new cigar blend. I have always looked at cigar making as an art form and BWS is another expression of what I can do as a cigar maker and brand owner.

Keeping with our small batch philosophy BLK WKS showcases Fabrica Oveja Negara’s ability to not only create unique premium cigars but also bring new brands into the market.James Brown

Fabrica Oveja Negra cigar factory

Fabrica Oveja Negra logo

Three cigars will be released before the end of this year:

  • Joya de Nicaragua cigars
  • Atlantic Cigar Sale


  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Oscuro
  • Vitola: 6″ × 46 Box Press Corona Larga (features an  and closed foot)
  • Price: MSRP $9.00

Killer Bee 

  • Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro
  • Vitola: 4.5″ × 46 Petite Corona (features signature linear cap)
  • Price: MSRP $7.50


  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
  • 5″ × 38 Petite Panatela
  • Price: MSRP $4.30

A national launch party will be held on December 11, 2015 at Club Humidor, Thousand Oaks in San Antonio, TX.

  • Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
  • Cigar Wars
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