Black Label Trading Co.’s Fabrica Oveja Negra Gets a New Home


Black Label Trading Co.’s Fabrica Oveja Negra will soon have a new home, as today the company announced a move to a larger, freestanding facility.

The new space is currently under construction, with completion slated by the beginning of October. In a press release issued today, the company said it will be home to a large production area, tobacco storage facility, state of the art aging room, retail store, cigar lounge, and exhibition space. It will also host visitors on a by-appointment basis.


“The new location will allow us to maintain and slowly increase our production to better serve our expanding customer base,” said James Brown, partner at Oveja Negra and Black Label Trading Co. “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,” he added.

The new factory is located along the Panamerican Highway at the southern end of Estelí. It is the home of Black Label Trading Co.’s core lines as well as its Black Works Studio project, which is often stylized as BLK WKS. The factory also produces cigars for other brands and retailers on a contract basis, with Brown noting that one of the goals of the factory is to help support other boutique brands.

Image courtesy of Black Label Trading Co.

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