Monthly Archives: February 2017

Black Works Studio KATO and KIller Bee Lonsdale Release

 

PRESS RELEASE

February 16, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GREEN HORNET “KATO” and KILLER BEE LONSDALE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

 

These cigars are available at select BLK WKS retailer events beginning March, 2017.

 

“We are very excited to launch these new additions to the Killer Bee and Green Hornet lines. These cigars will be released as event only in very limited quantities. Both of these cigars are unique versions of the original blends and highlight the creativity of our factory. I wanted something special for our retailers who support us with events and these two cigars are exactly that,” said James Brown, creator of BLK WKS and owner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

 

GREEN HORNET “KATO”

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro w/a Candela swirl cap & closed foot

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaragua

  • Petite Corona – 4.5 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $9.50

 

KILLER BEE LONSDALE

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro w/a Connecticut linear cap

  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaragua

  • Lonsdale – 6.5 x 42 (20 count) MSRP $9.00

 

BLK WKS cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique and tobacco behind boutique cigar factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra. Available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. For more information contact info@BlackLabelTrading.com.

Foundry Tobacco Company Presents Temple Hall Estates

Foundry Tobacco Company Presents Temple Hall Estates

History takes many forms, from words in books to stories handed down through generations. Foundry Tobacco Company’s new Temple Hall Estates collection is a story of heritage, best told through smoke.
The Temple Hall Cigar Factory was born of necessity. During WWII, England needed to keep its currency within the commonwealth to support the war effort. As the Brits were among the world’s largest buyers of Cuban cigars at that time, many Cuban cigar masters expatriated to British-held Jamaica to continue to supply this important market. The Temple Hall cigar factory quickly became a big-time player. Years later, when the Castro regime took control of Cuba, Ramón Cifuentes, the father of Partagas, assumed the day-to-day operation of the factory. His legendary attention to detail and exacting standards quickly put Temple Hall on the map, and it became known as one of the world’s premier cigar factories.
When the Temple Hall factory was acquired by General Cigar in the 1960s, Edgar Cullman, then chairman of the company, saw tremendous promise in Ramón and ultimately transferred him to the Dominican Republic where he played a pivotal role in developing the company’s strict standards for cigar making and quality assurance.
Justin Andrews, sales manager for Foundry Tobacco Company had this to day about the brand, “Temple Hall Estates pays homage to the factory in Jamaica, and the people who shared Ramón Cifuentes’ love for the art of cigar making. This new line is made in Santiago, DR, according to the techniques set forth at Temple Hall by Ramón.”
A silky, elegant, and flavorful smoke reminiscent of the cigars crafted at Temple Hall under the tutelage of Ramón Cifuentes, Temple Hall Estates is made with a Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Mexican San Andrean binder. Proprietary Dominican Piloto Cubano leaves grown in Mao, DR and harvested from all three grades (volado, seco and ligero) and Mexican San Andrean long fillers round out the blend and deliver enticing notes of earth and cedar.
Andrews noted, Temple Hall Estates rounds out the Foundry Tobacco Company portfolio by offering a mild, smooth-smoking cigar not previously represented in the FTC Heritage Series which includes Ramón Allones and Bolivar.”
Temple Hall Estates is available in four classic sizes listed below, and is now shipping to cigar retailers across the U.S. The brand will be supported with in-store educational events beginning in March and taking place at cigar shops across the country.
5.5 x 49 – SRP per cigar is $6.99
6 x 50 – SRP per cigar is $7.49
5.25 x 54 – SRP per cigar is $7.99
7.5 x 49 – SRP per cigar is $8.49
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It’s been a while…

Hey there my old friends. The Greek has been on somewhat of a hiatus, and for the I apologize. Life catches up sometimes and focuses shift. Happily I can say most of my focuses have been positive. I won’t bore you with the details.
However I am back. I’ll be sharing my opinions as much as possible and actually will be adding another one of my passions to the site. Personal home and portable audio. So get your palates ready for good cigars, and you ears ready for the bliss of getting lost in your favorite jams with great equipment to do so.
Thanks for hanging in there to whoever reads this. I’ve missed you all!