After some delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Stogie Road Cigars is set to begin shipping the first cigar in its new Sweet Grass Gringo line this week.

It’s the natural version of the blend, which uses a Nicaraguan candela leaf and a shade grown Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf to create the barber pole design. Under the barber pole sits a Honduran-grown binder and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. It is offered in a single 6 x 52 vitola priced at $12 and available in 10-count boxes, with production handled by Tabacalera Kafie in Danlí, Honduras.



The maduro version, which replaces the Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf with a wrapper of undisclosed origin, is still on track for a release in the coming weeks, with Horney targeting a mid-to-late summer release. He added that the filler also gets a change to make it the overall profile a bit beefier. It will also come in a 6 x 52 toro vitola priced at $12 and available in 10-count boxes.

Both versions are regular production additions to the Stogie Road Cigars portfolio.

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