Kyle Gellis’s Warped Cigars has been around since 2008, but many may have forgotten as the brand took a few years off due to Gellis’s need to finish school. Warped has since gone a major branding and portfolio makeover with multiple lines of cigars and accessories. As great as the booth itself is—one of the best for a new exhibitor—the contents inside are even more stunning.
Flor Del Valle
It’s the only cigar currently in the portfolio not made at El Titan de Bronze, with the cigar coming out of TABSA. Gellis will actually allow people to smoke the cigar for the first time tomorrow. It’s expected to begin shipping in August/September. For more info, click here.
Warped was smart not putting the $140 ashtrays out for use in the booth. The sad truth of the matter is, they would have already been stolen before we got there. It’s actually a bit bigger in person, but just as beautiful. Currently, it will be only be offered in this color scheme, but it’s a regular production item.
The limited edition jar humidors were on display. It looks just big enough to hold 25 7 x 48s, although barely. Pricing is set at $150, but there should be more color schemes on the way under the Jaridor Series name.
There are three sizes of La Colmena, a line rolled at El Titan de Bronze, each size by a single roller. The La Colmena Amado No. 36 is a 6 x 36 petit lancero with Raf listed as the roller, while the Amado No. 44 is a 5 1/2 x 44 vitola rolled by Reynaldo. Both are regular production, albeit limited to 100 cigars rolled per day, with pricing set at $12.50 for the No. 36 and $14.50 for the No. 44.
In addition, the La Colmena Unico Especial, a 5 x 48 closed-foot belicoso rolled by Jose Santiesteban, is priced at $15 per cigar and comes in a special canister. It is an IPCPR exclusive with production limited to 1,000 units. Gellis indicated the company was close to selling out of the units by mid-day of day two.
Warped Series I Cigar Cases
The new cigar cases were front and center, but unfortunately are still not in stores. Warped expects to begin shipping them in August. Click here for more info.