Warped Cigars has announced a line extension to their La Hacienda line, La Hacienda 'First Growth'. This new blend uses 100% AGANORSA tobacco from Esteli and Jalapa, specifically Corojo '99 & Criollo '98 varietals. This new version is said to be fuller in body and have more spice that the original.
Warped Cigars announced today, a collaboration with Cornell & Diehl Pipe Tobacco called 'The Haunting'. Kyle Gellis, President of Warped Cigars, and Jeremy Reeves, Head Blender of Cornell & Diehl, worked for several months on the project to bring the blending process of warped cigars to the pipe tobacco world.
The relights kinda hurt this one for me. I think I had to touch up once and outright relight it four times which was weird because it would just go out the moment after I took a draw. The flavors were very unique and I can't recall the last time I had a cigar with this upfront level of cinnamon in the profile but my tongue feels like its been rubbed raw from the experience. It sounds a bit harsh but in actuality this is a fantastic cigar as far as the flavors and smoke output is concerned.
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Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year - 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
"This cigar produced an excellent smoking experience. Flavors were well balanced, and frequent changes in profile kept me interested from the first puff until the last one. This one is worthy of making a box purchase later. " -Dave W. (mdwest)
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Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person's opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.
Warped Cigars has announced a new brand, the first size of which will be an exclusive cigar for R. Field Wine Co in Hawaii: Eagles Descent. The new brand will launch this November at a R. Field Wine event in an exclusive size. Then, in 2020, the brand will be released in its other sizes nationwide.
"This cigar was good, but not great. It's one of those cigars that stay consistent. If I wasn't reviewing it I may have enjoyed it more. This is the kind of cigar that you can smoke and not pay attention to like if you smoke this while watching a show or reading. The cigar had some really nice flavors to me. I was greeted with tea, coffee, wood, chocolate and nuts throughout the smoke, so definitely not one-dimensional. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
I really enjoyed this cigar from start to finish. It's hard to describe just how well all of the elements of this cigar worked together to provide such an enjoyable experience but every bit of this cigar just worked for me. I am normally not a fan of really strong cigars but this one just did it for me. I picked up a five pack of these just based on the Warped name alone and really wish I had bought the whole box. If you can get your hands on one I would say go for it.
The young company known as Warped cigars are no strangers to early success. They even took top honors in our own Cigar of the Year list in 2016. At the IPCPR trade show this Summer, fans of Warped cigars will have another reason to smile. That reason comes in the form of a new Lancero called Moon Garden.