20 December 2013

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


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.”

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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!

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. 

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.


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