Stogie Road Cigars has announced that it will no longer be producing its cigars at Tabacalera Kafie in Danlí, Honduras and has begun the search for a new company to produce its cigars.

“I’d like to thank Gaby and the Kafie family,” said Kerry Horney, founder and president of Stogie Road Cigars, via a press release. “Gaby has been more than a mentor to me. I’d like to thank all of the individuals at the factory in Honduras for the past 2 years.” He did not expand on why he is moving production out of Tabacalera Kafie.

In a press release, the company said that it is currently in discussions with several factories in preparation for resuming production in the spring of 2021.

The change is effective immediately, which means that Stogie Road’s cigars are not currently in production. Horney said that he has some inventory on hand but acknowledged that some of his portfolio may be temporarily unavailable until he resumes production at another factory and is able to get those cigars to retailers.

Stogie Road Cigars has produced a number of lines at Tabacalera Kafie, including the Sweet Grass Gringo and Edición XXXV. The company is preparing to release two short run cigars in the coming weeks, the Big Tony, which uses a Mexican San Andrês maduro and Habanos maduro barber-pole, and SanDela, which also uses a barber pole wrapper design with a Mexican San Andrés and candela leaf of as-yet undisclosed origin.

Patrick Lagreid

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