When Kyle Gellis, owner of Warped Cigars, announced the launching of Venture 1492 nearly a year ago, it was intended as a consultation and distribution service for new brands and private labels. It still is, but Gellis has decided to release a cigar under the Venture 1492 banner and it’s being launched next month.
The Gran Corona is made with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican binder from Cotuí (near Yamasá) and a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco. Offered in only one size, it measures 5 1/2 inches long by 48 ring gauge and will have a suggested retail price of $10 per cigar. They come packaged in 25-count boxes.
The launch event for the Venture 1492 Gran Corona is taking place at Napa Cigars in California on February 5 before the cigar ships nationally on February 7.