Kyle Gellis® established Warped in 2007, but his interest in cigars was stoked much earlier. Kyle’s father was an avid cigar lover, and Kyle was always at his side after he came home from work and had a smoke. At the age of six Kyle delighted in choosing the cigar, cutting it, and holding the lighter while his father unwound from the day. Kyle listened as his father explained what he tasted, the characteristics he liked and didn’t like. It was an early education in the preferences of the consummate cigar consumer.