Black Works Studio, part of Black Label Trading Co., has a new limited edition called Intergalactic that it will be releasing to U.S. retailers next week, followed by retailers in Germany and Belgium later this month.

The blend features a dark Indonesian Sumatra wrapper, Ecuadorian habano binder and fillers from Nicaragua, which production handled by Fabrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua. Via a press release, James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, called it a unique cigar for Black Works Studio, saying that it is both bold and subtle.

“I would consider it in a more traditional wheelhouse in terms of its overall profile with a definite Oveja Negra twist,” he said. “The blend starts with bold spice followed by herbal and cedar notes. The finish is a balance of different layers. The spice and earthy notes of the Nicaragua filler tobaccos are gently brought together with the creamy, subtle sweetness of the dark Sumatra wrapper.”

It is being offered in two sizes:

  • Black Works Studio Intergalactic Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Black Works Studio Intergalactic Corona Larga (6 1/4 x 46) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)

The company is producing 750 boxes of each size.

Shortly after this story was published, production numbers were added, as was a note on the wrapper being from Indonesia.

Image courtesy of Black Label Trading Co.

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