At this year’s 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, Black Works Studio—an offshoot of Black Label Trading Co.—will offer the newest version of its Killer Bee line as an exclusive for retailers who place orders during the trade show.

The Black Works Studio Killer Bee Shaolin is a 5 1/2 x 46 belicoso that uses Nicaraguan fillers and a Honduran habano binder. Atop those leaves  are three different wrappers: a Mexican San Andrés leaf with Ecuadorian Connecticut shade and candela accents. Like most Black Works Studio releases, there are a variety of different wrappers used to create a distinctive appearance. It is made at Fábrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua.

It will have an MSRP of $13.50 and will come in boxes of 24 cigars.

“The Killer Bee line is in a constant state of evolution. It lends itself to a lot of different variations and the next one in line is the Shaolin,” said James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Co., in a press release. “The Shaolin is a slightly tweaked version of the Killer Bee blend wrapped in a mix of Mexican San Andres, Connecticut, and Candela. The result is a bold but elegant cigar that has layers of complexity.”

Black Works Studio says the cigars will be sold on a first come, first served basis. It’s expected to be limited to approximately 950 boxes. Black Works Studio says the cigars will ship “later this summer.”

The 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show takes place July 9-12 in Las Vegas.

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