Warped Cigars has announced it is forming a subsidiary known as Proprietary Cigar Company. The subsidiary is intended to be more of an innovative and sandbox component to cigars outside the standard Warped portfolio. The first release under Proprietary Cigar Company has been announced called Jason-Dumont.
The name Jason-Dumont is derived from the middle name of Warped Cigars’ founder Kyle Gellis (Jason) and the middle name of his father (Dumont). If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Jason-Dumont was a limited release under Warped’s DROP program – a direct to consumer program for limited and small-batch releases. According to Warped, Jason-Dumont will now be a regular production line under Proprietary Cigar Company.
Jason-Dumont is a Nicaraguan puro featuring tobaccos from Aganorsa and produced at Aganorsa’s TABSA factory. The blend is highlighted by a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 wrapper, a Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 binder, and a mix of Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99 fillers.
While the DROP release was a 5 1/2 x 48 Gran Corona, the Proprietary Cigar Company release will consist of three different sizes: Le Greal (6 3/4 x 48), Ermitage (5 x 50), and Rogue (5 1/2 x 42). The cigars will be packaged in 25-count boxes. Pricing will range from $12.00 to $16.00 MSRP. Distribution will be handled through Warped Cigars.