Once upon a time in Cuba, you could buy a cigar from a company called “Hacienda,” but that was ages ago. Now, thanks to the team at Warped, you can buy it again. It’s a different cigar, for sure, but the spirit has been revived by a cigar maker that has tremendous respect for Cuban cigars.
The Warped La Hacienda cigar is named for the expansive estates on which tobacco is grown, also known as “haciendas.” Many haciendas across Latin America have historic importance. And, as you might imagine, some played a part in the slave trade. The term as it is used today has a kinder connotation, however. Now it is simply the central part of a farming or similar operation, where a family can reside and pass on their holdings from one generation to the next.
The cigar itself features a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and a long-filler blend of Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 tobaccos. Like many other cigars from this company, the Warped La Hacienda cigar is a Nicaraguan puro, using only tobacco from that country. This gives the blend focus, but doesn’t make things boring. With careful selection of leaves, a cigar from a single country can display a wide variety of flavors, and this is one of the greatest examples of that.
The smoke of the Warped La Hacienda cigar is medium bodied, with an absolute banquet of aromas and flavors. Leather, pistachio, earthiness, citrus, white pepper… and even a light cheese and crackers note. No, we’re not crazy. Multiple reviewers have tasted it! We’re just here to describe what this cigar is capable of. It’s got a “kitchen sink” of flavors, with lots going on.
Curious what a Nicaraguan blend can really do in the right hands? Give this one a puff. It’s underrated and sure to keep you interested from beginning to end.