Last March, Warped Cigars announced a new version of its La Hacienda line called First Growth that was supposed to come out in “Fall 2020.” While it never came out last year, it will begin shipping to stores this week, but not without some changes in comparison to what was announced.

Kyle Gellis, founder of Warped Cigars, confirmed to halfwheel that the La Hacienda First Growth will be a 4 x 50 petit robusto. That’s a change from the original-announced dimensions of the cigar: 4 1/2 x 48. The blend uses the same components as the regular La Hacienda line—all Nicaraguan tobaccos—but the First Growth has higher priming tobaccos to add “more body, spice, and a unique darker sweetness.” Corojo 99 is used for the wrapper, binder and filler, though there’s also criollo 98 in the binder and filler.

One thing Warped did not change was the MSRP, it remains $8.95 per cigar and will be sold in boxes of 25.

First Growth refers to the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, which categorized Bourdeaux wineries by quality. First growth vineyards were considered the top tier according to the classification.

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.