At the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in July, Warped Cigars will show off a new line years in the making.
It’s called Maestro del Tiempo, master of time, a three-size line showcasing Nicaraguan tobacco.
“For Maestro del Tiempo we searched for material from different farms and lots than we are used to looking at it, as to bring a more unique aspect to this blend,” said Kyle Gellis, Warped’s founder in an email to halfwheel. “A medium to full-bodied blend that showcases the special qualities of the different regions, farms, and lots that Aganorsa has under their lineage.”
As for that AGANORSA tobacco, it’s a corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa, criollo 98 and corojo 99 fillers and a mixture of Nicaraguan tobaccos.
Two regular production sizes are planned for launch: 5205 (6 3/8 x 42) and 5712 (4 1/2 x 52).
For orders place at the July trade show itself, a special 6102R (5 1/4 x 48) vitola will be offered. It features a tweaked blend, including the addition of medio tiempo tobacco from Estelí, and is limited to 150 cabinets of 100 cigars.
Medio tiempo is a priming that is found on some plants above the ligero leaves. Because the leaves are the highest on the tobacco plant, they feature more strength and intensity than other leaves.
Pricing has not been set, but the regular production cigars will be offered in 25-count boxes.
Maestro del Tiempo will be made at Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA), the same Nicaraguan factory that produces Corto, Flor del Valle, Futuro and La Hacienda for Warped.