Warped Cigars has a new line in store for this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, one that will both add and delete vitolas at future shows.

Corto is being called the company’s strongest cigar to date in an announcement sent to halfwheel by Kyle Gellis, who added that it isn’t a spice bomb but is a balanced offering of multiple spices and a rich complexity that promises to keep the smoker engaged throughout the entire experience. It is a Nicaraguan puro made at the TABSA factory in Nicaragua.

The first size in the line is the X50, a 4 1/2 x 50 short robusto with a slight box press that is being released in 25-count cabinets. Gellis said that a new vitola will be released at subsequent IPCPR trade shows, with the previous vitola being retired. While a current vitola is active, it will be a regular production size with no hard limit as to how many will be produced.

Pricing, artwork and pictures of the new line are not being released at this point.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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.