Welcome to the latest in our continuing series of Mystery Cigar Reviews, where our panel of experts (or in this case, Tyler, Alan, Shane, and I) attempts to identify a mystery cigar with no clues except the cigar itself and the smoking experience that it provides. This month's exhilarating episode welcomes Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars as our guest Inquisitor. Kyle's ideology is for his company to be "exclusively different," and he delivers with cigars that are unique in construction and flavor while maintaining impressive consistency. Warped cigars have received critical acclaim, attaining very high scores (90+) from cigar publications like Cigar Aficionado, and are made in the Cuban tradition at either El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami or at Casa Fernandez's Tabacos de Valle de Jalapa S.A. in Nicaragua. Today, Kyle will challenge us with a deep mystery. Will we accurately identify this cigar's wrapper, filler, binder, or even its specific identity? Or will we fail miserably and crawl under our chairs in abject shame and humiliation? Watch for the mesmerizing conclusion!
What is The Mystery Cigar Review?
For those unfamiliar with this little game, each month one member of our team — or sometimes an honored guest Inquisitor — selects a cigar for us to review in a blind taste-test. Then we gather around the camera, scratch our heads, and smoke, all while attempting to guess the mysterious mixture's components, origins, and, when we're lucky, its name. There's only one rule: There are no rules.