“Black Works Studio has been releasing some creative and innovative cigars that deliver high on performance. The Sindustry Toro is no exception.”

Black Works Studio SIndustry Toro


Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Fabrica Oveja Negra)
Toro: 6 1/4 x 48
Price: $10.00
Review: Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro (10/1/17)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Brand): 2 (2016, 2017)

Coming in at #26 is the Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro. The Sindustry is a small batch limited production release from James Brown’s Black Works Studio brand. While the Sindustry had a limited soft launch prior to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deadline, earlier this year a more widespread release was done.

The release of the Sindustry returns Black Works Studio to the Countdown for the second consecutive year. This is the fourth maduro to land on this years’ list. For the Sindustry, Brown uses Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper over a Nicaraguan Habano binder and Nicaraguan filler. The Sindustry Toro is the one that made our list this year. It’s a little more like a Short Churchill – coming in a 6 1/4 x 48.

The Sindustry Toro starts out with notes of chocolate, earth, red pepper, and a slight salty component. The chocolate becomes a chocolate-malt like note early on which was the cigar’s signature flavor. Along the way, there are notes of cedar and maduro sweetness (a cross between natural tobacco and dried fruit that emerge). Sometimes San Andres wrappers can overpower a blend and inhibit complexity, but not with the Sindustry Toro. It is a cigar which has plenty of nuances and flavor transitions. The flavors are bold and full-bodied, countered by medium to full strength.

Black Works Studio and its sister-brand, Black Label Trading Company, are known for its bold and flavorful maduros. Brown hits pay dirt again with this cigar – making it a member of the Box Worthy Thirty.


For details of the 2017 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2017 criteria.

Photo Credits: Cigar Coop