Warped founder Kyle Gellis had yet to offer a cigar with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper like this because he hadn’t come across any tobacco that was up to par yet. That all changed when he came across some primo stuff on a trip to Santiago. Apparently, this wrapper leaf finally made it over the hump and convinced Mr. Gellis to get a blend together for it.
The result is the Warped Companion cigar.
The blend is a Dominican-heavy mix. A Dominican Criollo ’98 binder holds tobacco that’s mostly Dominican as well. The filler blend is completed with Nicaraguan leaf, which makes up about 20% of the interior of the cigar. It’s a rich, flavorful selection that, when combined with the Mexican cover leaf, makes for a smoking experience that’s in true flavor bomb territory.
Puffing on the Warped Companion cigar is like slicing into a juicy pepper steak with a dark fruit sauce. You’ll be smacking your lips and salivating for food off the grill once you get this stogie going. This 4 ½ x 48 Robusto is a great beer/cider smoke, for sure.
Warped Companion cigars are made at the fairly new Tabacalera La Isla factory, which also makes Warped Chinchalle. It’s run by Hostos Quesada, who got decades of experience working with family at Quesada cigars. Now, striking out on his own, he’s helping bring beautiful boutique blends like this to market.
Flavor junkies only!
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Warped Companion FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Juicy pepper steak with a dark fruit sauce.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
The Warped Companion cigar is for people who need flavor to feel alive.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
You’ve got to be in the mood for something substantial. This isn’t really a casual smoke.
What’s a good pairing with it?
For some reason a frosty cider like a Strongbow sounds great here.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you’ve got a good buddy to smoke with.
Mexican tobacco spice is not gentle.