07 April 2014

#ChasingThursdays at Aureole Las Vegas

 
Chef Charlie Palmer with Nat Sherman's Michael Herklots


#ChasingThursdays
Every Thursday at Aureole Mandalay Bay.
Join us on the Swan Court patio to experience our Unusual Suspects wines, small bites and cigar pairings.

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Nat Sherman Sterling Dalia
This beautiful lonsdale is a sophisticated blend of aged Dominican fillers, a Dominican binder and a stunning Ecuador-grown wrapper.  It’s got a beautiful medium to full body with a creamy complex smoke and long finish.


Nat Sherman 1930 Gran Robusto
A rich combination of tobaccos from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, this blend creates an incomparable balance of strength, flavor and aroma, with great notes of earth and spice, with a bright baking spice note and a hint of leather.

Nat Sherman Timeless (Dominican) Especiale
This elegant lancero is a medium bodied blend of tobaccos from three countries, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras.  There is a subtle sweetness to the otherwise rich flavors of earth, roasted nuts and espresso.

Nat Sherman Timeless (Nicaragua) 556
A stout box-pressed robusto, with classic Nicaraguan characteristics of cocoa and coffee in a creamy medium body that also offers a touch of white pepper and hint of dried cherry.

Nat Sherman Metropolitan University
A real classic mellow Dominican cigar, this Connecticut Shade-wrapped beauty is mild and silky with a woodiness that’s balanced by a hint of almond and a delicate spice.

Nat Sherman Metropolitan Maduro Explorer
This medium bodied cigar is mellower than it appears.  The dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper offers a touch of sweetness, more like bitter-sweet chocolate to a mild blend of Dominican tobaccos for a smooth lush flavor.

Nat Sherman Host Hamilton 5.5” x 42
A delicious, creamy smoke with a mild body and sweet finish with notes of toast and Cuban Coffee.  There is slight lingering sweetness on the palate as well

 

 

Quesada 40th Anniversary Celebration


31 March 2014

Nat Sherman to Re-launch Epoca Brand.


NAT SHERMAN INTERNATIONAL TO RE-LAUNCH EPOCA BRAND SPRING 2014

NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2014)Nat Sherman, Tobacconist to the World since 1930, announces plans to bring the Epoca brand back to market late spring 2014. This re-release comes with special historical significance as Epoca was the first cigar brand owned by Nat Sherman upon his acquisition of the New York-based cigar company, Schwab Bros. and Baer, in 1929. 

Final Prototype of the new Epoca box, band and labels.


“Epoca is an extremely important part of our story and history, as it was our entrĂ©e into the cigar industry,” said William Sherman, Executive Vice President, Nat Sherman. “There would be no Nat Sherman without Epoca, and we are thrilled to introduce our customers to a brand that means so much to our legacy.”
Original Epoca Cigar Box from the 1930's
Epoca was originally a “Clear Havana” cigar - a blend of Cuban tobacco manufactured in the United States. The re-launch blend has been in development for over a year, beginning with an exploratory tasting during the 2013 ProCigar Festival. Manufactured at the Quesada Cigar Factory in Licey, Dominican Republic, the final incarnation features a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican grown Cuban seed tobaccos, finished with a beautiful Ecuadorian wrapper. The new packaging is inspired by the original Epoca designs, highlighting the bold crimson crest, gilded bordering and oversized quality seal.



“The blend for Epoca is a tribute to the premium cigars of the 1920’s and 30’s,” said Michael Herklots, Vice President of Retail and Brand Development, Nat Sherman. “‘Clear Havana’ cigars were medium to full-bodied with light wrappers. The new Epoca pays homage to the original experience, offering a full rich flavor that remains balanced and approachable.” 
Epoca will be available in six formats, packed in boxes of twenty cigars: Breva 5” x 42, Admiral 5” x 50, Prince 6” x 50, Senator 6” x 56, Knickerbocker 7” x 48 and a Perfecto 5.75” x 52.  Prices expected to range between $9-$15 per cigar.

Epoca Perfecto



03 March 2014

Tenth Annual Birthday Party Fundraiser

Tenth Annual Michael Herklots Birthday Party Fundraiser

Monday, May 5, 2014
The Carnegie Club
156 West 56th Street
6:00pm-10:00pm
This is a free event! Cigars and Hors d'Oeuvres will be provided. There will be an incredible raffle, plus silent and live auction!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Grand Havana Room
666 Fifth Avenue 39th Floor
6:00pm Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres
7:00pm Dinner
This is an elegant sit down steak dinner. Incredible wines will be served.
The event features a Silent and Live Auction!
$325 per person.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
email mherklots@natsherman.com for more information.
To date, you have donated over $330,000 to the young people of my home town.  These funds have have helped support the 22 Pathways offered at Killingly High School.  Killingly High School Career Pathways lead students in the direction of their personal and professional goals, giving them the opportunity to earn free college credit while in high school, develop leadership skills, and explore career options. Students must take a series of courses including math, technology, communication, science as well as courses within their specific career path to be considered a Career Pathway Completer.

CLICK HERE to see the most recent Learning for Life Newsletter!!!

I hope you'll join me again this year!!! 
Michael

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Read this recap of the 2013 Career Pathway Celebration by Career Pathways Coordinator, Karen
Lagace.

NAT SHERMAN INTERNATIONAL RE-LAUNCHES PIPE TOBACCOS IN TINS


 

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2014)Nat Sherman, Tobacconist to the World since 1930, announces the re-release of their premium pipe tobaccos in tins. An industry and consumer favorite, the popular pipe tobaccos - Tabac Sherman - will now be available at authorized Nat Sherman retailers throughout the United States. Not since 2007 has the product been available outside the flagship Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City.

Nat Sherman has released three signature tins, curating a collection that will inspire new pipe enthusiasts, while still satisfying veteran tastes.

·         Tabac Sherman No. 314 - a light golden Cavendish with a hint of traditional overtones.

·         Tabac Sherman No. 509 - a mild aromatic toasted Cavendish with a delightful velvety smooth flavor.

·         Tabac Sherman No. 536 - a quintessential British blend of exotic Turkish Latakia and Oriental tobaccos with a spicy, musky aroma and taste.

“There has been tremendous growth in the premium pipe category over the past few years,” said Nat Sherman Executive Vice President, Larry Sherman. “At our Flagship Townhouse in New York City, we’ve seen overall pipe business nearly double since 2011. With this re-launch, we are thrilled to provide Tabac Sherman products to our fans across the country.”

Tabac Sherman comes in traditional “true two ounce” tins. Each has a suggested retail price of $12.95 per tin. Tins are available individually, and in sleeves of five, wherever premium pipe tobacco is sold.

 
 

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About Nat Sherman

Founded by Nat Sherman in 1930 and family-guided for three generations, Nat Sherman continues to define the authentic tobacco experience. Through a tradition of innovation and expertly crafted products, Nat Sherman’s timeless appeal, while quintessentially New York is embraced and enjoyed worldwide. Learn more at www.natsherman.com.

 

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26 February 2014

Nat Sherman Hosts McSorley's at Flagship Townhouse.


Nat Sherman
and
Toasting The Town Present:
A Retro Social
"An Evening of Common Ground & Old Fashioned Socializing"
Come celebrate 160 years of McSorley's, New York's most iconic Ale House, and New York's most iconic Tobacconist, Nat Sherman. 

The Nat Sherman Townhouse
12 East 42nd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:30-9:30pm
$100 per person. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Purchase Tickets Here.


ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT:  POTS  (Part OThe Solution) (www.potsbronx.org
                                      

"Looking back at simpler times can often translate as a sort of comfort food:The good taste of a light or dark...or both...that could be shared amongst patrons or professors, sitting 'round a communal table at McSorley's.  The fine flavor of premium cigars, or pipes held by fashionistas, next to show biz folk, next to politicians, and more - sitting chair by chair 'round a circle and just jiving with one another.

The most satisfying tradition of all, however, is one whereas we, as a society, stop to help one another.  The comfort food of helping people onto their feet and providing them with hope, is the type of timeless meal that we should all be serving - aside from our ales, puffs and posturing.  It's the naked sentiment of understanding that humankind should be humbled at times - for the good 'ole times are unfortunately not always experienced nor enjoyed by everyone. 

We invite you to join us in a night of old fashioned fun, conversation and common ground.  A night where we can come together with help from our fine friends at McSorley's & Nat Sherman International.  And aside from old fashioned socializing and a tribute to friendship - it is the kindness of strangers that shall be bestowed unto the people that the mission of Part Of The Solution (POTS) reaches out to in our community;

'...a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to (their) door.  Since 1982, POTS has welcomed thousands of individuals with different needs, backgrounds and stories - all of whom share one common goal:  To have their dignity restored.  Through specialized programs, a high standard of caring and a warm meal, we strive to achieve that goal for each person who seeks it.'  (potsbronx.org)


03 February 2014

Departures' Ten New Whiskeys Paired with Cigars

Departures Magazine recently featured Ten New Whiskeys for the New Year, by Sasha Levine.  Levine writes, "Whiskey is for winter. It’s big and brown and goes down with heat, giving off the illusion, at the very least, of warming from within. It’s why so many top-notch bourbons, Scotches, ryes—and everything in between—tend to hit shelves during the colder months. But with the current whiskey revival that’s been raging since the early aughts, every season brings a new batch of impeccable spirits to choose from. The past few months have debuted particularly singular offerings from stateside craft distilleries and veterans abroad."

In a never-ending quest to both challenge and quench the palate, here is Departures' list, presented with cigar pairing suggestions.  Pairings have come a long way since "Red with Meat" and "White with Fish", or even the coveted cigar with Cognac after a big meal.  Pairings are about creating dialogue and more importantly balance on the palate.  While paying attention to the flavor contributions of each component is indeed important, texture and temperature also need to be considered.  So, pick up a bottle and a few cigars, call some friends, and give these perfect pairings a try!

**All Whiskey images and tasting notes taken from Departures Article.

1.) Double Cask Rye, Hillrock Estate Distillery 

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As one of very few field-to-glass distilleries in the world, Hillrock Estate takes enormous pride in doing everything by hand—and on property. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, Hillrock grows its own organic grain, distills in a custom 250-gallon copper pot still, floor malts in-house (most distilleries buy malt commercially) and bottles every small batch using manpower alone. For its Double Cask Rye($90; 750 ml), which debuted last September in limited single-cask allotments, the distillery finished a two-year-old rye in a secondary cask for an extra six months. Air-dried and heavily charred, the barrel adds caramel, maple and vanilla notes to balance the spiciness of the rye and reduce the bitter tannins that come from kiln-dried oak. Tasting Notes: Long, warm and sweet, with mint, butterscotch, clove and prune.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Sterling Dalias: A cool creamy smoke with a full body.  A subtle spice compliments the whiskey’s clove note, while adding a touch of earthiness and a toasty finish. Pay attention to the mint note from the whiskey, as it’s enhanced by the cigar.
Nat Sherman Sterling Dalias (5” x 42)
                Country: Dominican Republic
                Wrapper: Ecuador
                Binder: Dominican Republic
                Filler: Dominican Republic
                Price $340 per box of 25 cigars

2.) Fifth Anniversary Single Cask Straight Texas Bourbon, Balcones Distilling

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In honor of its fifth birthday, American craft-whiskey pioneer Balcones Distilling launched this limited-edition, high-alcohol (128.4-proof) Texas bourbon ($95; 750 ml) as a celebratory one-off, releasing it in July and December of last year. As the brand’s first full-size single barrel of bourbon (about 300 bottles hit the market), the new offering quickly swept a number of awards and flew off store shelves. The good news is that the immediate success has inspired the distillery to slowly roll out more, so keep your eyes peeled for an additional small release in late 2014. Tasting Notes: Vanilla, caramel and dried fruit along with spicy rye, pepper, coffee and tobacco. balconesdistilling.com.

Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Timeless Collection 556: This Nicaraguan puro delivers a rich, medium bodied smoke that shares the dried fruit and coffee notes with this whiskey.  The classic Nicaraguan characteristics of cocoa and white pepper enhance the rich finish of the whiskey, and the whiskey’s vanilla note is clean, refreshing and present.





Nat Sherman Timeless Collection 556 (5” x 56)
                Country: Nicaragua
                Wrapper: Nicaragua
                Binder: Nicaragua
                Filler: Nicaragua
                Price: $168 per box of 21 cigars

3.) The General, Compass Box Whisky Co.

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This limited-release (1,698 bottles), blended Scotch whisky($300; 700 ml) has a velvety mouth feel, a long finish and a lot of mystery. As the story goes, The General (available in March) is a mix of two different parcels of old, rare, cask-aged blended Scotch whiskies with (reportedly) unknown origins. The two were mixed at a young age and left to mature for several decades in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. (At the time of their bottling, one parcel was 33 years old and the other 40.) After striking the ideal combination of one-third of the former and two-thirds of the latter, The General was born. Once you try it, the backstory hardly matters. It’s an antique whisky well worth the wait. Tasting Notes: Spices, dried fruits and sherry.compassboxwhisky.com.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Sterling Super Lancero (Limited): The most important note in this pairing is the expression of age. This is all about subtlety and finesse.  The Super Lancero format presents a very focused experience of this blend, as the thinner ring gauge prevents too much air from diluting the flavor as you draw the smoke to your palate.  Further, this blend features a tobacco with ten years of age, celebrating the same flavor over strength approach.


Nat Sherman Sterling Super Lancero (Limited) (8” x 38)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Ecuador
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican
                Price: $180 per box of 10 cigars

4.) Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve, Glenfiddich

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Aged for 19 years in bourbon barrels, this Speyside single malt($150; 700 ml) gives a friendly salute to members of the American bourbon industry, who have sent their used oak casks to overseas Scotch distillers for years. As the second release in Glenfiddich’s Age of Discovery collection (the first one used Madeira casks), this spicy-sweet expression appeared last fall and marks the first time that the award-winning Scotch distillery has used bourbon barrels to fully mature a whisky. The result? A gold medalist in the International Spirits Challenge and one very special single malt. Tasting Notes: Vanilla, orange, nutmeg, cardamom, leather and tobacco. glenfiddich.com.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman 1930 Gran Robusto: Pay attention to the expression and collaboration of baking spices and citrus zest when the cigar and whiskey interact.  These are really peas in a pod together, though the vanilla shines through with each sip and lingers on the finish.


Nat Sherman 1930 Gran Robusto  (5.25” x 54)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Dominican
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
                Price: $264 per box of 24 cigars

5.) “Promise of Hope” Single Barrel Bourbon, Parker’s Heritage Collection

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The seventh edition ($90; 700 ml) of the annual Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in September 2013 and boasts two important firsts for the series: It’s the only single-barrel American whiskey on offer and the sole cause-related bottling released thus far. Parker Beam, the collection’s namesake and master distiller emeritus, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) last year; Heaven Hill will contribute $20 to the Parker Beam Promise of Hope Fund for every bottle sold. Handpicked by Beam to satisfy his ideal drinking criteria—and to not push the category’s boundaries—the ten-year-old rye-based bourbon is considered one of the more standard spirits in the series. Still, crafted by one of the best in the business, it's no less impressive.  Tasting Notes: Caramel apple, maple sugar, cinnamon, clove and oak.   bardstownwhiskeysociety.com.                

Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Metropolitan University Maduro: This cigar’s exceptionally dark wrapper gets its color from a specific fermentation process that introduces more heat for longer time, creating more sugars in the leaf.  The result is a mild to medium cigar in terms of body and strength, with bitter-sweet chocolate notes and a hint of anise that marry wonderfully with this whiskey, and more importantly create a whimsical dialogue on the palate between puff and sip.
Nat Sherman Metropolitan University Maduro (6” x 50)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Connecticut
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican
                Price: $131 per box of 25 cigars

6.) Tam o’Shanter, Cutty Sark

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Inspired by the poem of the same name by Scottish bard Robert Burns, this limited-edition variant ($300; 700 ml)of the award-winning Cutty Sark 25-year-old blended whisky is as dark and harrowing, long and lingering as the poem itself. (It tells the tale of a drunk coming home late from a pub and the haunting visions he sees on the way.) To complete the experience, each of the 5,000 bottles, which debuted in October last year, comes with a book of more than 50 illustrated scenes inspired by Burns’s famous words and painted by the late Scottish artist Alexander Goudie.  Tasting Notes: Sherry, dark chocolate, walnut, cracked black pepper and hints of tar and smoke. cutty-sark.com.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Divinos: This zeppelin shaped beauty starts with a bright zing of spice, that rounds out into a medium to full-bodied, medium strength delicious smoke.  The whiskey’s contributions of chocolate and black pepper stand out, while the walnut note is enhanced, and the “tar and smoke” notes become tamer.


Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Divinos  (5” x 32/50/36)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Honduras
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
                Price: $160 per box of 20 cigars

7.) 13-Year Straight Rye Whiskey, Lock Stock & Barrel

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Robert J. Cooper, the man who brought us St-Germain elderflower liqueur in 2007, adds some muscle to his repertoire with this 101.3-proof rye whiskey ($120; 750 ml). Double-distilled from a rare cache of 100-percent aged rye from Canada and bottled at nearly cask strength (meaning it hasn’t been diluted much with water), the rye whiskey earns its surprisingly smooth character after maturing for 13 years in newly charred American white-oak barrels. Having exhausted the holdings during the making of the first 25,000 bottles or so, Lock Stock & Barrel has a limited amount of the spicy stuff out there. (It first hit shelves in October 2013.) Rumor has it, however, that Cooper kept a little so he could experiment with a 15-year-old. Be on the lookout for another (even smaller) expression in the near future.  Tasting Notes: Winter spices, toffee, tobacco and salted caramel.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman 1930 Corona: A spicy combination that plays with “color” as the bright spices of the cigar balance the darker spices of the whiskey.  The toffee and caramel notes and contrasted by the cigar’s earthy finish.  The thinner ring gauge and shorter length of this corona also introduces a touch of heat to the smoke, so draw slowly, but notice the effect on the palate when the whiskey follows a puff.

Nat Sherman 1930 Corona  (5.5” x 42)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Dominican
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican and Nicaragua
                Price: $210 per box of 24 cigars

8.) Presidential Select 30-Year-Old Straight Bourbon, Jefferson’s Bourbon

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It’s a rare to see bourbon this old. (Most age from four to six years; ten-and-ups do exist.) Part of the reason has to do with the rate of evaporation while aging—roughly seven to eight percent the first year and three to four percent every year after that—which means there’s little left in the barrel at the time of bottling. Lucky for Presidential Select 30-Year-Old Straight Bourbon ($250; 750 ml), its seven barrels had been sitting on a cement floor instead of up in racks, where temperatures are higher and make for faster oxidation and more extraction from the barrel. The location tempered the maturation process, letting this antique whiskey take on a lot of wood influence without losing its complexity, dimension and pleasant sharpness. With about 300 bottles available since December 2013, it is a fairly singular drinking experience—if you can manage to get your hands on it.  Tasting Notes: Vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, oak and blackberry. jeffersonsbourbon.com.


Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Metropolitan Explorer: This golden torpedo’s flawless Connecticut Shade wrapper is just beautiful.  It’s the finishing touch on an elegant and smooth cigar that presents wonderful, straightforward notes of cedar, almond and a touch of spice in a silky – bodied smoke that supports the character of the whiskey without overpowering it, and presents a solid platform to highlight the more complex notes of the whiskey like the blackberry. However, as the cigar is smoked, it builds slightly in strength causing it to draw some of its own attention towards the end.   
Nat Sherman Metropolitan Explorer  (6.5” x 52)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Connecticut
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican
                Price: $118 per box of 20 cigars

9.) Redbreast 21-Year-Old

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As the oldest expression that Redbreast has ever produced, the 21-year-old ($250; 750 ml)is a highlight of Irish whiskey’s decade-long comeback. Made using the traditional single-pot still method (Redbreast is one of two distilleries in Ireland to have preserved the practice.), this whiskey upholds a centuries-old style made from a mash of malted and “green” unmalted barley triple-distilled in copper pot stills. Aged in a combination of oloroso sherry casks and bourbon casks, it marks new heights for the category and the heritage brand. Available in March. Tasting Notes: Almond, raisin, vanilla, sherry and spices. singlepotstill.com.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Churchill:  This classic format demands time and attention, of which the whiskey also deserves.  The Churchill begins cool and smooth, with underlying notes reminiscent of the whiskey’s vanilla and spice.  As you continue smoking this traditional vitola, strength, flavor and temperature gradually increase, and the cigar begins embracing more of an earthiness with notes of muttled spices that play nicely with the raisin note in the whiskey.


Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Churchill  (7” x 48)
                Country: Dominican
                Wrapper: Honduras
                Binder: Dominican
                Filler: Dominican and Nicaragua
                Price: $210 per box of 24 cigars

10.)           Straight Rye Whiskey, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac

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Named for the New Orleans bartender who first used rye whiskey in the Sazerac cocktail, this series in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is considered the highest-octane spirit of the bunch. The Straight Rye Whiskey($70; 750 ml)—made from a mix of rye, corn and malted barley back in the spring of 2007 and aged for six years in handpicked, charred new white-oak barrels—keeps the spirit’s reputation intact. Bottled directly from the cask and unfiltered, the spirit, which debuted last fall, boasts big, complex flavors, great heat and a long finish. It weighs in at a hefty 128.4 proof; a splash of water opens up a dram to a well-crafted, complementary sweetness.  Tasting Notes: Toffee, candied fruit, cinnamon, clove and allspice. buffalotracedistillery.com.
Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Host Hyde: This is a massive cigar, but presents a wonderfully cool, creamy and sweet smoking experience that offers a wonderful interaction with the toffee and candied fruit elements.  The richer notes of spice and clove from the whiskey become the counterpoint to this cigar’s core flavor, however the incredibly cool temperature of the smoke, counters the heat from this high proof whiskey.


Nat Sherman Host Hyde (6” x 60)
                Country: Honduras
                Wrapper: Connecticut
                Binder: Honduras
                Filler: Honduras
                Price: $158 per box of 20 cigars


15 January 2014

Nat Sherman Townhouse lowers prices in response to new OTP tax code.

 
 
15 January 2014

To our loyal Nat Sherman Townhouse customers,

Since August 1, 2010, we have had the unfortunate obligation to pay an OTP (other tobacco products) tax of 75% to New York State.  As a result, this incredibly high tax rate increased the price of cigars in our store.  Thankfully, there has been an adjustment to the New York State Tobacco tax code which offers long over-due relief to consumers and retailers.  Effective today, we are very proud to offer reduced pricing on all premium cigars in our humidor at the Nat Sherman Townhouse, to reflect this new tax rate.

The official memo from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance can be found here.  This adjustment brings the new New York OTP tax to an effective rate of about 28.5%... making New York State a GREAT place to purchase premium cigars!

We thank you for your loyalty and support, and we couldn't be happier to pass along this savings to you.  We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to our Flagship Townhouse store, and charging you less for your favorite premium cigar!

Sincerely,
The Nat Sherman Townhouse Team.



 

20 December 2013

Nat Sherman Timeless Collection on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Two Consecutive Years.




CIGAR AFICIONADO MAGAZINE HONORS THE NAT SHERMAN TIMELESS COLLECTION AS ONE OF 2013’S ‘TOP 25 CIGARS’

NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2013) - Nat Sherman, Tobacconist to the World since 1930, is thrilled to share that Cigar Aficionado has selected the Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Divinos as one of the ‘Top 25 Cigars’ of 2013.  This is the second consecutive appearance of the Nat Sherman Timeless Collection on the annual list.  Cigar Aficionado has proclaimed the cigar as “bringing a vibrant new flavor and energy to the Nat Sherman name,” ranking the cigar as No. 20 on its coveted annual list.

Cigar Aficionado’s rigorous decision-making process begins by looking at more than 700 cigars tested throughout the year in both Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider. The top-scoring smokes go through a further blind-tasting where Cigar Aficionado’s tasting coordinator purchases cigars from known retailers, removes the bands and orchestrates an entirely new tasting. After multiple rounds, the publication arrives at its coveted list of the Top 25.  Per Cigar Aficionado, “The Top 25 list contains cigars from a host of countries, with a wide range of flavors and prices. They are a superb group.”

 Once again we’re thrilled to be included on this prestigious list. Nothing is more gratifying than knowing that our products are being enjoyed and appreciated,” said Bill Sherman, Executive Vice President of Nat Sherman. Michael Herklots, Executive Director of Retail and Brand Development, added, “I think Cigar Aficionado really said it best themselves: ‘The brand has staying power.’ Nat Sherman has been an industry innovator for over 80 years, and we remain committed to making the finest products possible.”

Please read article here: http://www.cigaraficionado.com/cigars/top25detail/year/2013/rank/20

 
 
The Nat Sherman Timeless Collection (Dominican) Divinos
The Divinos is a perfecto format, tapered at both ends. This figurado is an incredibly difficult format to make as the proportions of filler tobaccos must be positioned in a way to draw properly and burn evenly. When the cigar is first lit, the initial flavors come from the wrapper and binder, and as the cigar increases in ring gauge, the flavor changes with every single puff as more and more filler tobaccos are incorporated into the experience. The Nat Sherman Timeless Divinos is full bodied, with medium strength and unarguable complexity- and though a small format at five inches, commands incredible time and attention to truly appreciate the full experience. – Michael Sherman, Executive Director of Retail and Brand Development, Nat Sherman International
 

Super Lanceros NOW AVAILABLE!

 
NAT SHERMAN INTERNATIONAL TO RELEASE TRIO OF “SUPER LANCEROS”
NEW YORK, NY (December 18, 2013)Nat Sherman, Tobacconist to the World since 1930, is offering a limited production format in three of their most popular blends from the Dominican Republic, The Timeless Collection, 1930 and Sterling. The Super Lancero measures 8” long with a 38 ring gauge, a half inch longer than a traditional Laguito No. 1 Vitola.
“The lancero format is an extremely elegant size, allowing the smoke’s flavor to remain focused, without incorporating as much air into the smoke as larger ring gauges do,” said Michael Herklots, Executive Director of Retail and Brand Development, Nat Sherman International. “The extra length of the cigar gives greater opportunity for the experience and flavors to change and develop from start to finish, while keeping the smoke cooler longer.”
“The Super Lanceros are manufactured in limited quantities at The Quesada Factory (formerly known as MATASA) in Licey, Dominican Republic, just outside of Santiago. Only one team of rollers is tasked with making this coveted size,” said William Sherman, Executive Vice President of Nat Sherman. “Small ring gauges are among the hardest vitolas to make, as it’s very easy to under-fill or over-fill. We have one expert team in the factory that is carefully bunching and rolling these cigars to ensure they’ll draw and burn perfectly.” 
Each Super Lancero will come packed in boxes of ten cigars. The Timeless Super Lancero has a Suggested Retail Price of $110 per box, the 1930 Super Lancero is $150 per box and the Sterling Super Lancero is $180 per box plus applicable taxes.
The first shipment will be available in select retailers by the middle of January 2014, and will be made available throughout the year in limited quantities as production permits. 






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About Nat Sherman International

Founded by Nat Sherman in 1930 and family-guided for three generations, Nat Sherman continues to define the authentic tobacco experience. Through a tradition of innovation and expertly crafted products, Nat Sherman’s timeless appeal, while quintessentially New York is embraced and enjoyed worldwide. Learn more at www.natsherman.com.

 

Media Queries:

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