At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, Warped Cigars will unveil a new brand called Maestro del Tiempo. The name Maestro del Tiempo means “Master of Time”. This is a name that is appropriate for this project as it required some patience to make sure the blend would result in exactly what Warped Cigars was looking for. Maestro del Tiempo will be a Nicaraguan puro available in two sizes.
The tobaccos used in Maestro del Tiempo come from different farms and lots in different regions that are under the Aganorsa umbrella. These farms and lots were different from what Warped Cigars were used to working with. The process to bring this concept together took longer, but at the same time it allowed Warped Cigars to bring a unique aspect to the blend.
Owner Kyle Gellis confirmed to Cigar Coop that Maestro del Tiempo will be made at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Maestro del Tiempo becomes Warped’s fifth brand to originate from that factory joining Flor del Valle, La Hacienda, Corto, and Futuro.
There will be two regular production sizes for Maestro del Tiempo – a Lonsdale known as 5205 and a Petite Gran Robusto known as 5712. Both of these offerings will be packaged in 25 count boxes and available for order at the IPCPR.
In addition, there will be a third size, a 5 1/4 x 48 vitola called 6102R. This cigar will only made available to retailers attending the IPCPR Trade Show. It will be limited to 150 100 count cabinets that will be released throughout the course of the year. In addition to being a unique size, the 6120R will also incorporate medio tiempo, a scarce high priming tobacco only found on a small number of tobacco plants. The use of medio tiempo typically limits cigar production. Warped has previous incorporated medio tiempo into its Sky Flower vitola of Flor de Valle.
At a glance, here is a look at the Maestro del Tiempo:
Wrapper: Nicaragua Jalapa Corojo ’99 Clara
Filler: Nicaragua Criollo ’98 and Corojo ‘99
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (TABSA)
5205 – 6 3/8 x 42 (Lonsdale)
5712 – 4 1/2 x 52 (Petite Gran Robusto)
6102R – 5 1/4 x 48 (*)
* Blend for this vitola contains medio tiempo tobacco. This vitola will only be available to retailers attending the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.