Warped Cigars is slated to bring the fan-favorite Don Reynaldo Coronas De Luxe cigar back to market for its first limited run since the cigar’s original debut in 2014.
Don Reynaldo was essentially the company’s first limited edition brand, with only 100 boxes of 10 cigars being sold to 11 select retailers at the end of 2014. The cigars were made at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami (like the company’s regularly produced El Oso and La Colmena lines), being rolled as a tribute to company owner Kyle Gellis’ father.
Paying homage to my dad, the man responsible for igniting my interest in cigars. Rolled at the esteemed El Titan de Bronze factory in Little Havana, Miami. This marca is special to Warped and holds a great deal of personal sentiment to us which is why El Titan de Bronze was chosen as the factory. Only 100 of these stunning cigars are rolled per day utilizing the traditional cuban techniques such as a triple cap and entubado bunching.
Due to popular demand and advice from Gellis’ father—if people want the cigar, let them have it (paraphrasing)—Don Reynaldo then returned in 2015 as a regular-production item; albeit in a new 5″ × 46 size, dubbed “Regalos.” (this cigar went on to become one of Cigar Dojo’s highest-rated cigars of all time).
But in late 2018, word of the original Don Reynaldo Coronas De Luxe’s return began to spread. Indeed, Warped has now officially announced a forthcoming release, upping production from 1,000 cigars to 10,000 (1,000 boxes of 10 cigars), with shipments beginning next week. The cigars are priced at $155 MSRP per box ($15.50 per cigar).
Don Reynaldo is the most premium cigar made by Warped, using select tobaccos, including a Dominican Corojo wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The blend is rolled in a 5½” x 42 corona vitola, differing from the regularly produced 5″ × 46 size.
*Article updated on 3/14/19 to show cigar’s price.