Stogie Road Cigars finds a new factory. In the first week of January, Kerr Viajante of Stogie Roads Cigars and Dr. Gaby Kafie of Tabacalera Kafie 1901/San Jeronimo parted ways. This was a mutual decision but it left Stogie Roads Cigars without a manufacturer. And a new production facility is now found. Stogie Roads Cigars partners up with Tabacalera Nuevo Nica SA in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Tabacalera Nuevo Nica S.A.
Tabacalera Nuevo Nica is the factory of Chris Weber. It opened its doors in 2018, initially making just cigars for Veritas. Chris Weber also owns Veritas Cigars. It’s a two-story factory with a courtyard. The courtyard has a bar and a sitting area for visitors to enjoy a cigar or two and a drink.
The building was once the factory of Black Label Trading Company. But in late 2017 Weber acquired the building and turned it into Tabacalera Nueva Nica.
A little wait
“There will be a longer period of time than initially expected where the product is not available except for what is remaining on store shelves. The four blends have been reworked, or as I like to say they’ve been remastered and will make for a worthwhile wait and experience for our customers. We have not just rebranded our core line but created a new look from packaging to new cigar bands. Stogie Road Cigars™ and Tabacalera Neuvo Nico SA, will create a Journey for our customers as they travel on the Stogie Road.” says Kerry (Viajante) Horney, owner and founder of Stogie Road Cigars™ in a press release.
“Kerry has a passion for tobacco which is apparent in how he’s approaching his current blends and his blends to come. Adding that he’s a barber pole extraordinaire piqued my interest even more. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with Kerry and his brand in this endeavor.” Chris Weber adds.
The core blends consist of all barber-pole style cigars and will be available in a 6X50 vitola. There is going to be a difference in taste and construction because of the new blend.
The flagship EdiciónXXXV will remain a cigar that the novice and experienced cigar smoker will enjoy providing a transition between creamy cedar to a peppery finish from the Nicaraguan Ligero.
The Big Tony, named after Kerr’s father, will have big flavor. Nicaraguan fillers and binder housed under a Habano Maduro and Mexican San Andres wrapper.
The Sweet Grass Gringo™ will be produced with some of the most flavorful and beautiful Candela wrappers. Bolder than the original blend while keeping its sweet grassy notes. The SanDela will use the same vibrant and tasty candela partnered with a Mexican San Andres wrapped around a bold binder and filler consisting of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler.
Stogie Road Cigars™ plans to keep its portfolio pricing the same, between $9.00 and $12.00 MSRP.
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