Warped showcased a slightly new look for IPCPR 2018, having an overall similar vibe with essentially a new coat of paint.

But what’s important is that, unlike the year prior, Warped had plenty of new cigars for 2018. Two of these had been seen before, such as last year’s Gran Reserva 1988 cigar that never managed to hit retail, as well as La Relatos, a retro brand that the company is bringing back. But the most anticipated brand was Moon Garden, after Cigar Aficionado teased the cigar’s debut back in March.

See interview with Warped owner Kyle Gellis below

La Relatos

La Relatos is the reincarnation of Anubis, Warped’s first cigar from 11 years ago (though it seems the official launch was in 2009). Originally, Warped worked exclusively out of the El Titan de Bronze factory, but the brand has since moved almost all of their cigars to the TABSA factory in Nicaragua—including La Relatos. Differing from the company’s usual selection of 100% Nicaraguan-grown Aganorsa tobaccos, La Relatos uses Nicaraguan binder/fillers and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

The cigars arrive in a singular 6″ x 38 size, priced at $9.30 MSRP. Expect to see the cigars at retailers in September.

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Moon Garden

It’s quite the name for a cigar, and the presentation features an equally attractive, Sci-Fi-esque color scheme. If the cigars look familiar, it’s because the concept is a spinoff from Warped’s Flor del Valle (Flower of the Valley) brand—flowers, garden, it all comes together. Moon Garden is essentially Warped’s first true lancero (7″ x 40), bolstered by the usage of medio tiempo in the cigar’s filler (a stronger, higher-priming leaf than ligero).

Moon Garden uses a Nicaraguan puro blend made at the TABSA factory in Estelí. Pricing is set at $15, with only 650 boxes of 10 cigars made.

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Serie Gran Reserva 1988

This is a blend that first debuted at IPCPR 2017, originally estimated with a December release. The cigars were then pushed back to 2018, with Warped owner Kyle Gellis citing the company wanted to wait to give the cigars a full year of age before making it to market. The blend is Nicaraguan puro, using Corojo and Crillo tobaccos exclusively from Aganorsa farms.

The cigars are named for Kyle’s birth year and, according to Kyle, a 2018 release made more sense, as it marks his 30th birthday. The cigars are rolled in a singular 5¼” x 50 robusto format and have been brought down by $1 from last year’s initial announcement (now priced at $9 MSRP). The cigars are expected to ship in September of this year.

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Warped booth tour

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