The newest journey for Stogie Road Cigars has a handful of the company’s offerings crossing the Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a distribution agreement with Rebellion Cigars Ltd.

Under the agreement, Stogie Road will be releasing the 6 x 50 toro of its four core lines to the market: the El Viajante Edición XXXV, Big Tony, SanDela and the Sweet Grass Gringo, though due to naming limitations in the UK, the Sweet Grass Gringo will be known simply as The Gringo. The cigars will be available as of Saturday, March 19.

Rebellion Cigar Ltd., which also runs a retail operation and has its own line of cigars, was created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by Shaun and Mandi Wilkinson, who describe it as “a family business born out of frustration, a few drunken nights, and the overwhelming wish to smoke well priced but excellent cigars – with a bit of loud rock music thrown in.”

“Our wish is for everyone to share good times over a fantastic and unique cigar and our partnership with Kerr and Stogie Road Cigars™ certainly ticks all the boxes,” the Wilkinsons said via a press release. “We are super excited to be bringing the Stogie Road to the UK”.

Stogie Road also announced that in late February, it began the rollout of two new sizes for its four core lines, a 5 x 56 robusto and a 7 x 42 vitola that is called the Loncero, a cross between a lonsdale and a lancero.

All of Stogie Road’s cigars are produced at Tabacalera Nuevo Nica S.A., and it was through that factory that the two companies met. “It’s such a blessing to be working with good and honest people that stand behind their word,” said Kerry “Kerr Viajante” Horney of Stogie Road Cigars.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.