Black Star Line Cigars has partnered with James Brown and Oveja Negra to introduce a new blend: Rosewood 1923. Owner of Black Star Line Cigars, Aric Bey, expressed his excitement about collaborating with Oveja Negra, stating that he has long been a fan of their cigars. Bey revealed that James Brown – of Black Label Trading Co. – was one of the first people he approached when he decided to enter the cigar industry, and he gained Brown’s respect through his hard work and persistence with Aganorsa Leaf.
Rosewood 1923 is a cigar blend that pays tribute to the race riot that occurred in Rosewood, Florida. “I love the name because it not only pays homage to the 100 year anniversary of the massacre but also pays homage to my fraternity brother John Singleton who made a movie about Rosewood in the early 90s. I am a member of “Greater” Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc and Singleton passed away a few years ago,” Bey explains.
Rosewood 1923 will be a regular production cigar launching in a 6×48 Corona format. Debuting at the Premium Cigar Association trade show in Las Vegas next month, the initial run of 10,000 cigars will be presented in 400 boxes and 100 bundles, all containing 20 cigars each. The Rosewood, – which will be introduced at $12.99 each – features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and a combination of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.