From the duo behind Cigar Aficionado’s #8 cigar of 2017 comes the Warped Futuro cigar, another tasty collaboration between Max Fernández and Kyle Gellis. Fernández is the son of Eduardo Fernández, who runs the TABSA cigar factory in Nicaragua. TABSA oversees the rolling of many Warped blends. Gellis, of course, is the founder of Warped cigars.
These two are both fairly young for the cigar game. Gellis is a decently gutsy entrepreneur, having to start his cigar business while still in college. So while both are drawing on the longstanding traditions of the cigar industry, there’s clearly a desire to move things forward and into the futuro. Warped as a brand was named for the approach which takes the old and warps it into the new world.
So, what’s new with the Warped Futuro cigar?
Not a thing.
This is a classic Nicaraguan puro that nails its flavors without a single stray leaf out of place.
The Warped Futuro earned a 90 rating from Cigar Aficionado, who praised the chocolate and graham cracker flavors, which finish with interesting floral/herbal notes like juniper and anise. Others have found the cigar to display more of a cinnamon core and lavish creamy almond flavors to go with it.
Wrapped around the outside of the Futuro is a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 cover leaf, which conceals Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 long-fillers. This blend comes in two different Vitolas. The first is the 109, a 6 x 52 cigar with a “109 cap.” You’ll see it’s not rounded at the head like a standard parejo. Instead, it’s extended a bit, more like a belicoso. There’s also the Suprema, a 5 5/8 x 46 cigar.
Who needs new and experimental blends when classic cigars like this are on the shelf?
Please browse our selection of Warped Futuro cigars at your leisure.