Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut Returns as Base Offering

The Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut is back, and it’s returning as a staple after being previously released as a limited production offering that debuted in 2018.

The mix features an Ecuadorian cape from Connecticut with Ecuadorian Maduro accents on the hood and closed toe. The binder is a Nicaraguan habano leaf, while the fillers are from Nicaragua. It is released in a 4 1/2 x 46 petite corona vitola, priced at $11 per cigar and offered in 24-piece boxes for $264.

As with all Black Works Studio releases, it is produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Nicaragua, which is also home to Black Label Trading Co. and other brands. Black Works Studio releases, which are often stylized as BLK WKS, are part of Black Label Trading Co. and are released to show off the factory’s artistic and crafting capabilities through small batch releases.

“We’re thrilled to have the Killer Bee Connecticut back,” said Black Works Studio creator and Fabrica Oveja Negra partner James Brown. “This was one of our most popular cigars in the Killer Bee line. After many years of requests, we are pleased to announce that Killer Bee Connecticut will now be a stock product.

Brown noted that although it has similar profiles to the Killer Bee, consumers should not expect a typical Connecticut cigar. “The Connecticut packaging gives extra creaminess and changes the components of the spices a bit,” he added.

The cigar will begin shipping in limited quantities this week and will be available in larger quantities later this summer.

The Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut ranked #11 on half wheel Top 25 list of 2018.

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