Cigar News: Warped Releases Maestro del Tiempo 6102R & Guardian Of The Farm Claude Le Chien
One week has seen a lot of action over at the Gellis casa, not the least of which is the official launch, or relaunch, of Warped’s new online web shop to the relief of many a Warped fan. The previous online store went on hiatus for a few months while Gellis and co. retooled the site. There’s not a lot offered currently, but if you’re looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the Warped lover in your life, well then check out the limited offerings of apparel, cigars and even a Warped-branded espresso cup set.
Maestro del Tiempo 6102R
Now that we got that little tidbit out of the way, lets move onto the important stuff. After many years of begging and pleading from his fan base, Gellis rewarded their patience with the re-release of the very limited Maestro del Tiempo 6102R. The resurrected MdT extension will make it’s first reappearance sometime in 2020, but actual dates have not yet been made public. The last release was announced during the 2016 IPCPR show, so you might keep your eyes peeled this summer. Warped is encouraging fans to reach out to their favorite retailers now in order to procure the coveted exclusive sticks.
Details of the release suggest that it will be the same Nicaraguan puro blend which includes a Corojo ’99 wrapper from Jalapa and Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99 fillers. It will be offered in a single vitola like the 2016 release, but with an added .25″ in length making the final size 5.5″ x 48. Like before, the cigars will only be offered in 100-count cabinets although quantities have not been divulged. If history is any guide, in 2016, only 150 cabinets (15,000 cigars) were produced and the MSRP was $10.50 making the cabinet just a clink over $1,000.
Guardian Of The Farm Claude Le Chien
The second announcement is for Warped’s famed Guardian of the Farm brand which is now offering a limited run extension exclusive for Small Batch Cigars. The new line is dubbed Claude Le Chien, in honor of the beloved blue French Bulldog belonging to Small Batch “Head Cigar Smoker”, Andrew Considine. The four-legged Frenchie is turning 5 and in celebration, the cigar features 5-year aged Aganorsa tobacco.
Character and profile details of the cigar suggest an intensity range of medium to full with a flavor palette of earth, leather, spice, citrus and floral. The cigar is a box pressed Nicaraguan puro highlighted by a sweet Rosado wrapper and a closed foot.
Full release details are below:
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo Rosado
- Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
- Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99, Criollo 98
- Vitola: 4 ½ x 48 Box-Pressed
- Factory: Aganorsa
- Production: Limited Edition (5,000 cigars total)
- MSRP: $7.99 [available in packs of 5 or boxes of 25]
– In Fumo Pax!