Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) has announced its newest cigar—Hyena—will begin shipping to stores next month.

It’s yet another cigar that will follow a recent trend of Nicaraguan manufacturers working with African Cameroon wrapper, something that isn’t historically a commonplace combination. underneath the Cameroon wrapper is a Nicaraguan habano binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

It will be offered in two sizes:

  • Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda (5 x 46) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Black Works Studio Hyena Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 42) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)

Production is limited to 700 boxes of each size, both of which have a rabito cap, a shape that looks like a nipple. The company says it will be offered to stores in the U.S. and Europe.

“Hyena is the latest addition to the BLK WKS portfolio. A truly unique cigar that is focused on showcasing a perfect balance between Nicaraguan fillers and the Cameroon wrapper,” said James Brown, founder of Black Works Studio, in a press release. “Hyena is an extremely complex and balanced cigar and is a tribute to my wife’s and my many years of living in Africa.”

Black Works Studio is part of the Oveja Negra Brands family, which also includes Black Label Trading Co.

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