Date: January 2020
Author: Inspector Z

New cigar from Stogie Roads. The South Caroline based Stogie Road Cigars from Kerr Viajante will be releasing a new cigar soon. The SRC Sweet Grass Gringo is a 6×52 Barberpole Toro made from Ecuador shade-grown Connecticut and Nicaraguan Candela wrapper. The binder is from Honduras. The filler comes from Honduras and Nicaragua. The cigars are expected to be released in March of this year.

The cigars are made in Danli, Honduras at Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia. That is the factory that Kerr Viajante has been using all along since releasing his brand.

Why Candela?

“I fell in love after smoking the Fuente 8-5-8 candela. When Gaby and I were discussing what was next for Stogie Road Cigars™, I wanted to produce a unique barber-pole using candela. Not in the look, but in the flavor; the Sweet Grass Gringo delivers!”

Kerr Viajante

Dr. Kafie stated, “Our goal at Tabacalera Kafie is to give each one of our manufacturing partners their proprietary blends. That supports and represents their boutique cigar company is a truly special way. This blend does exactly that”.

Director of Sales and Marketing

Besides a new cigar, Stogie Road Cigars announced that Dunkan Ramon Echevarria will be joining the team as the National Director of Sales & Marketing. He is a well-known and respected cigar consultant and is known in the industry as the Cigar Consigliere with more than 20 years of experience in the cigar industry.

His mother Doña Nolhida Ramon Castillo de Echevarria. His grandmother Doña Maria Josefa Castillo. Both worked at Tabacalera Partagas in Habana, Cuba. His father Osmin Echevarria Lacher was raised in Los Remates de Guanes in the province of Pinar del Rio. His family had grown tobacco for the Toraños for many years. 

“Dunkan will bring all his skills as a customer service specialist, certified tobacconist, blender and roller. He is well versed in cigar brand awareness and placement, event logistics, planning, and understands FDA compliances. His experience as a shop owner brings added value in purchase optimization for B&M cigar shops.”-Kerry Horney.

“Joining the Stogie Road Cigars team is a dream come true. Two friends that believe in the same values and approach business and life with the same love of what we do. We have come together to build not just a brand, but a legacy. Kerry Horney has welcomed me as his National Director of Sales & Marketing and the honor could not be higher for me. I look forward to investing myself in the growth of our brand and expanding its current footprint. On behalf of myself and my family, we welcome all opportunities to sit smoke and take a journey together on Stogie Road… Smoke well my friends, I know I do.”-Dunkan

Ministry of Cigars - New cigar from Stogie Roads
Dunkan Ramon Echevarria



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