WHERE ART AND TOBACCO COLLIDE
As the name suggests, Oveja Negra (Black Sheep), does things differently.
Focused on producing small batch premium cigars with attention to detail. Producers of award wining blends for clients big and small. Oveja Negra offers its clients a factory where small batch production is the norm, and quality is the priority. James and Angela Brown live full-time in Nicaragua managing operations.
"Starting our own factory in 2015 was a natural progression for us. We needed the freedom to be as creative as possible and to have ownership of every process that goes into making our cigars, ensuring 100% quality from seed to ash." - James & Angela Brown
BLK SHP - Nicaragua
Tuesday - Saturday (Esteli), 2023
We will visit tobacco plantations, drying rooms and Esteli sites. You will get hands-on experience blending cigars with James Brown at our factory: Oveja Negra.
Create your own custom blend selecting from the finest tobacco.
Space is limited to 12 people so don't miss this chance. Minimum 6 people.
Arrive in Nicaragua
Arrive in Managua where you will be met by your hosts James & Angela Brown, of Oveja Negra (Black Label Trading Co.). We will stay at the Best Western hotel across from the airport so you have time to climatize. Lounge by the pool if you arrive early enough and meet the group for a welcome dinner. Alternate: if all flights arrive early we will travel direct to Esteli.
Be a Cigar Blender for a Day
Enjoy a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast at your hotel then make the trip (2 hours) to Esteli. Arrive at Oveja Negra to tour the facilities and witness the artistic craft we use to make BLTC and BLK WKS unique. We will have lunch at a restaurant specializing in local cuisine.
Afterwards we return to the factory and you will be presented with various tobaccos for tasting. You will get to try the filler tobaccos that we use in most of our blends. In the evening we will have dinner followed by cigar social hour(s) and good times.
Visit Tobacco Farms where it all Begins
After breakfast we will go to the factory for coffee & cigars. Afterwards you can start preparing your own custom blend with the help of James Brown. Then we will visit tobacco fields, drying rooms and learn all about the process of drying/aging tobacco. We will visit a tobacco processing facility where we purchase the filler tobacco used in most of our blends.
Experience the Culture of Nicaragua
After breakfast we can take some time to do tourist shopping around town before heading to the factory. We will have lunch at a beautiful outdoor spot.
Afterwards we will go to the factory so you can pick up your custom blends and will have the opportunity to purchase factory exclusive cigars. We will conclude the trip with a gourmet steak dinner at Puyasos Steakhouse.
Go Home and Enjoy your Blends
Have breakfast at your hotel and pick up any last minute items before making the return trip to the airport for your afternoon flight.
Local Transportation, hotels and lunches, and a 10-pack of your own custom blended premium cigars.
NOT-INCLUDED: International flights, dinners in restaurants, alcohol beverages, departure tax, or souvenirs.
PRICE: Contact for pricing. 40% non-refundable payment to reserve spot.
Airport: Managua International Airport (MGA), climate is tropical. Please check for current airlines. If adding an additional beach itinerary, consider arriving to Liberia Airport in Costa Rica.
Hotel: Hotel Los Arcos (located in the city center)
Meals: We have chosen some of our favorite restaurants for you to enjoy.
FAQ provided upon booking.
Want to know more?
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