Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary
If you’ve read my recent “History of Nat Sherman” series, you now understand the colorful and unique past of this American cigar giant. For almost a century, Nat Sherman has represented class, luxury, and the lifestyle that every aficionado dreams of. Their store, the Nat Sherman Townhouse, has become a landmark in New York City, and true destination for all brothers of the leaf. In the past few years, the company has enjoyed a rejuvenation, creating some outstanding blends and getting ranked in the top 25 cigars of the year for the first time. This year, Nat Sherman celebrated its 85th Anniversary by releasing a limited cigar that fits in well with their renaissance.
The Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary is a true beauty. The band resembles that of last years Joel Sherman 75th Anniversary, but it has a secondary band with 85th on it, and also utilizes a much darker leaf. Quesada, one of the most respected Dominican cigar manufacturers of this day and age, rolls it for Nat Sherman. It uses a dark and oily Dominican wrapper, which covers a choice Dominican binder, and aged Nicaraguan long filler tobacco.
The Cigar only comes in one size, a 6 ½ X 54, known as the toro extra. It emits a terrific aroma, with a nice citrus spice from the wrapper. The construction was pristine and the flavor was ever changing. There was notes of coffee, cream, nuts, and a touch of sweetness. The cigar is only available in boxes of 10, and only 2,500 boxes were made. The Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary is a fitting tribute to the families long and illustrious history.