Black Label Trading Co., established in 2013, was born out of a passion for cigars and a love of Nicaraguan tobacco. James Brown, cigar maker, Sommelier, contemporary artist, adventure traveler and entrepreneur has spent the last several years living in and exploring the tobacco regions of Central America.  Royalty, Benediction, Salvation, Lawless & Last Rites were among the first blends released.

I wanted to create something different, an experience, to re-think cigar making and make premium small batch cigars to the highest standards.  These are the cigars I wanted to smoke”.

“In January, 2015 we opened our own boutique factory; Oveja Negra (Black Sheep) taking ownership of the entire process to ensure 100% quality from seed to ash”.


Black Label Trading Company

Cigar: Last Rites (5X54) Full Body

An unforgettable full body smoke with complex layers of cedar, coffee and Chocolate.

The rich, earthy coco finish lingers on the palate

Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras

Binder: Honduras

Wrapper: Aged Ecuadorian Maduro


Black Works Studio

Black Label Trading Company-Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) launched in December 2015 with Killer Bee, NBK & Rorschach.  “I have always looked at cigar making as an art form and BLK WKS is another expression of what I can do as a cigar maker and brand owner”.

Cigar:  NBK (5X50) Full Body

Filler: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian  

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