I remember when Warped Cigars was going to have just one new release for all of 2016. And yet, there are three different releases for the trade show alone.

Warped Booth IPCPR 2016

It’s a much different look for Warped this year. For the first time, the company is sharing space with Casa Fernández, the booth itself is much larger and a bit less crowded as Foundation and Illusione have found their own places and no longer share space with Casa Fernández.

Guardian of the Farm 1

Guardian of the Farm

The second of the Casa Fernández/Warped collaborations following Futuro. This is once again a Nicaraguan puro. Three sizes are being produced with the Apollo Selección de Warped limited. In case you are wondering, the logo comes from the American bulldogs that help guard the AGANORSA farms in Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 (Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 & Criollo 98

Guardian of the Farm 2

  • Guardian of the Farm Apollo Selección de Warped (6 x 44) — $8 (Boxes of 25, $200)
  • Guardian of the Farm Campeon (6 x 52) — $8.74 (Boxes of 25, $218.50)
  • Guardian of the Farm JJ (5 1/4 x 50) — $8.50 (Boxes of 25, $212.50)

Production: Apollo limited, Campeon and JJ regular production.

Maestro del Tiempo

Maestro del Tiempo

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 (Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaraguan (Corojo 99, Criollo 98)
  • Maestro del Tiempo 5205 (6 3/8 x 42) — $9.65 (Boxes of 25, $241.25)
  • Maestro del Tiempo 5712 (4 1/2 x 52) — $8.99 (Boxes of 25, $224.75)
  • Maestro del Tiempo 6012R (5 1/4 x 48) — $10.50 (Boxes of 100, $1,050)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Villa Sombra

The trend of Connecticut wrapper continues. Finalized bands weren’t at the show.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 (Jalapa) & Criollo 98
  • Villa Sombra Mojitos (5 1/2 x 44) — $8.80 (Boxes of 25, $220)
  • Villa Sombra Mecedora (5 1/4 x 50) — $9 (Boxes of 25, $225)

Launch Date: July 2016

Production: Regular Production

Update (Aug. 11, 2016) — As noted below, Warped was previously in its own booth not sharing space with Casa Fernández.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.