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Kyle Gellis, owner of Warped, is as well-dressed as usual, and while the Warped booth is a little more subdued from years past, it’s still a well-designed space to carry out business at the show.

With the same supply chain issues that the entire industry is experiencing right now, there was nothing new to display at the show; however, something new is indeed coming.

Chinchalle

Warped’s very first Dominican-made cigar is the Chinchalle — not, despite your phone trying to autocorrect that, chinchilla. The Chinchalle is being made at the Tabacalera La Isla in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic (HVA)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Chinchalle (5 x 50) — $12.50 (Box of 25, $312.50)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

NullDrew Estate is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.
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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.