At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show scheduled to open July 13, 2018 in Las Vegas, Warped Cigars will unveil a small batch limited production cigar called Moon Garden.
Moon Garden will be available in one size – a 7 x 40 lancero. The cigar is produced at Aganorsa Leaf’s (formerly Casa Fernandez) TABSA factory (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.) in Estelí, Nicaragua. The differentiator is going to be the blend is going to incorporate a high priming medio tiempo leaf into the blend – something not often seen in a lancero format.
Medio tiempo is one of the highest priming leaves which only grow on a small percentage of tobacco plants. Since medio tiempo is a high priming leaf, it gets the most sunlight and nutrients, so it tends to produce a fuller strength, fuller-bodied cigar. It is a signature tobacco used on several products that come from the Aganorsa Leaf operation including Warped Cigar’s Flor de Valle Sky Flower and the Maestro del Tiempo 610R. Because Medio Tiempo is a low yield tobacco, the cigars that use it tend to be limited small batch releases.
The blend for Moon Garden consists of a Nicaragua Corojo ’99 wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and combination of Nicaraguan ’99 and Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 fillers. The medio tiempo is incorporated into the filler. The lancero itself measures 7 x 40. It will be presented in 10-count boxes with a total of 650 boxes produced.
The cigar will feature artwork on the packaging inspired by Japanese watercolor paintings.
At a glance, here is a look at the Warped Moon Garden:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (TABSA)
Lancero: 7 x 40
Image/Photo Credits: Warped Cigars