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Warped Cigars has a new cigar line coming this summer, Chinchalle.

According to a report by Cigar Aficionado, it will be made in Santiago, Dominican Republic at Tabacalera La Isla, the factory recently opened by Hostos Fernández Quesada. It will use an Ecuadorian habano 2000 wrapper, Dominican HVA binder and Dominican fillers. It will debut in a 5 x 50 robusto vitola with an MSRP of $12.50, and offered in boxes of 25. More vitolas are in the works, according to the story.

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It is the first Dominican-made cigar for the Warped portfolio. It is also the first announced release to come from Tabacalera La Isla, which opened in December 2020.

Gellis declined to discuss the cigar, telling halfwheel that he has an exclusivity agreement about Chinchalle with the publication.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.