Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) has announced a new spinoff cigar titled Yellow Jacket, a limited edition project to be sold only to attendees of the IPCPR trade show in July.

The cigars follow in the footsteps of the company’s Killer Bee collection, where Killer Bee was one of three original blends released by BLK WKS at the tail end of 2015. At IPCPR 2016, the company showcased the cigar’s first followup, Killer Bee Green Hornet, incorporating a candela wrapper into the blend.

With Yellow Jacket, the cigars are rolled in a singular 4.5″ x 46 petit corona vitola and incorporate a Connecticut wrapper and Connecticut/Ecuador Maduro “swirl cap” and closed foot. The cigars are available as first come first served and will ship in limited quantities in the fall of this year.

We wanted to release a cigar exclusively for IPCPR attendees as a way of showing appreciation for the retailers who come to support our brands and the show. We have been saving this release for a special occasion and with the decline in retailer attendance, we thought the time is now. The Yellow Jacket is a cigar that I blended with the original Killer Bee, so I’m very excited to finally have it released as a great addition to the Killer Bee line and the BLK WKS portfolio. With similar profiles to the Killer Bee, it may not be what you expect from a typical Connecticut cigar. The Connecticut wrapper gives an added creaminess and changes up the spice components quite a bit. Yellow Jacket is very complex and balanced.James Brown, creator of BLK WKS

Yellow Jacket Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Connecticut | Ecuador Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Factory: Fabrica Oveja Negra (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Small Batch
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitola: 4½″ × 46 (Petit Corona)
  • Price: $10.00 (MSRP)
  • Release: Fall 2018
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