Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) has a new release planned for this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR). Yellow Jacket is a small batch cigar that’s handcrafted in Estelí, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. It will be offered to retailers attending IPCPR 2018 on a first come, first serve basis and will begin shipping in limited quantities this fall.
“We wanted to release a cigar exclusively for IPCPR attendees as a way of showing appreciation for the retailers who come to support our brands and the show,” explained James Brown, founder of BLK WKS and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra. “We have been saving this release for a special occasion and with the decline in retailer attendance, we thought the time is now. The Yellow Jacket is a cigar that I blended with the original Killer Bee, so I’m very excited to finally have it released as a great addition to the Killer Bee line and the BLK WKS portfolio. With similar profiles to the Killer Bee, it may not be what you expect from a typical Connecticut cigar. The Connecticut wrapper gives an added creaminess and changes up the spice components quite a bit. Yellow Jacket is very complex and balanced.”