The latest creation from Warped Cigars is on its way to store shelves, as Kyle Gellis told halfwheel that he has begun shipping Chinchalle.

The blend uses an Ecuadorian habano 2000 rosado wrapper, Dominican HVA binder and Dominican fillers, with the line debuting in a 5 x 50 robusto vitola. It comes with an MSRP of $12.50, and is offered in boxes of 25 cigars.

It is also the first cigar in Warped’s portfolio to come from the Dominican Republic, and living up to its name, which is a word that refers to small cigar factories, it is being produced at TABACALERA LA iSLA. That facility was opened in December 2020 by Hostos Fernández Quesada.

Gellis has indicated that more vitolas are in the works for the line.

Images courtesy of Warped Cigars.

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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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.