Warped adds a strong new cigar to its typically medium-bodied arsenal. The Florida-based company reincarnates an old Cuban brand from 1880 called Nicotina. The new cigar is packed with Nicaraguan tobacco and is expected to be full-bodied, a rarity for Warped.
The Warped Nicotina will ship later this month and will be available in one size, a lightly pressed belicoso that measures 5 1/2 inches by 52 rings. Other sizes should follow in the future.
Warped brand owner Kyle Gellis expanded on the strength of his new cigar: “I wanted to create a full-bodied blend,” he said, “but with our signature Warped style, which is balanced and complex. Not what your average cigar smoker would consider a full and potent blend, but Warped definitely is.
Made at the Aganorsa Leaf factory in Estelí, Nicotina is a Nicaraguan puro, which means that all of its tobacco is grown in Nicaragua, the country that dominates the premium cigar industry in terms of production. it is also cultivated by Aganorsa Leaf. Comprised of a Corojo ’99 wrapper, a Criollo ’98 binder, and a filler mix of the two, the new smoke has ties to the brand’s home country of Cuba beyond its name, as the seeds that caused its leaves to sprout were developed there.
The new smoke is raising high expectations, as another Nicaraguan puro from Warped made by Aganorsa Leaf was the #3 cigar of 2019: the Warped Serie Gran Reserva 1988 Robusto.
The new cigars will cost $11 each and come in boxes of 25.