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  • Writer's pictureTim Long, Tobacco Talk Media

Black Star Line Honors 100th Anniversary of Rosewood Massacre with New Line for PCA

Black Star Line is turning to Fábrica Oveja Negra for its newest line, which honors the 100th anniversary of the Rosewood massacre.

The Rosewood 1923 is a new line that will debut in a 6 x 48 corona size. It uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic Nicaragua. The MSRP is set at $12.99 and it’s a regular production item that will be offered in boxes and bundles of 20 cigars.

“I have always wanted to work with Oveja Negra. I am a huge fan of their cigars and actually James (Brown) was one of the first people I reached out to when I was looking to enter the cigar industry,” said Aric Bey, owner of Black Star Line, in a press release. “I ended up gaining JB’s respect through my hardwork and persistence with what I have done thus far with AGANORSA Leaf.”

“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.”

That film, Rosewood, starred Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle.

Black Star Line says the Rosewood 1923 will begin shipping shortly after the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which takes place July 8-11 in Las Vegas.



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