Warped Cigars was founded in 2009 by then-college student Kyle Gellis. As he studied marketing, Kyle made frequent trips to the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami's famed Little Havana neighborhood, soaking up as much knowledge as possible from the factory's rollers, blenders, and managers. This led to a soft launch of three brands under the Warped name, before the company eventually went into hibernation for the following five years.
In 2014, Warped returned to the premium cigar scene with an all-new look and honed knowledge of the craft. Warped partnered with El Titan once more, which also helped connect the brand with Nicaraguan-based factory, Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA). Between the two, Warped released a suite of three cigar brands for the 2014 season, quickly gaining attention from cigar enthusiasts and the online media.
In the years following, Warped has remained with the same two factories, with the bulk of production now being handled at the TABSA factory (allowing for a more cost-friendly portfolio for consumers, as opposed to the naturally higher cost of a US-made product). The company has become known for their reimagined concepts of Cuban traditions, seamlessly incorporating the romantic qualities of Cuba's heyday with a modernized twist. This includes the use of Cuban-inspired vitolas (no large ring gauges) throughout Warped's entire portfolio, as well as entubado cigar bunching techniques, and smoking profiles that cater to nuanced flavor over heavy-handed strength.
We make premium cigars the only way they were meant to be made, the Cuban way. We heavily believe in keeping old traditions alive while merging in the new.