Cloud Hopper No. 53
Consider the corona size, a tidy shape measuring little more than five inches in length, with a slim ring gauge, typically 42. It can be hard to deliver big flavor in such a slim size, but Warped’s Kyle Gellis succeeds with his Cloud Hopper No. 53. Made in Nicaragua from an entirely Nicaraguan blend, the small smoke has intriguing notes of gingerbread, chocolate and sweet spices, with a finish that smacks of nuts. Gellis, a young man who is a relative newcomer to the cigar world, has made a big impact in a fairly short amount of time: he’s had cigars on our Top 25 in 2019 and 2017 as well.