Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to a very exclusive launch of the new Joya de Nicaragua cigar at Nat Sherman. Hosted by newly appointed Director of Retail & Brand Development Michael Herklots and President of Joya de Nicaragua Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca, I was treated to another wonderful night at the flagship Nat Sherman store.
While I tend to gravitate towards premium name brands, I am always on the look out for great independent cigars. In April I came across a new cigar called The Temptation. Distributed by J & D Cigar Co., The Temptation Habano Claro is hand-made in Nicaragua by master tocedores (rollers). It is available in five different vitolas (shapes) and has had a nice little buzz heading into its release. Needless to say I was very excited to light this smoke up.
I really have an affinity for Rocky Patel smokes. Their cigars are very much premium but are priced very consumer friendly. I’ve come to really favor the Rocky Patel Connecticut, and The Decade. A while ago someone gifted me the Rocky Patel Autumn Collection 2009 Robusto. For some reason I always passed by it when I would reach into my humidor. After six months of aging I smoked it earlier this week and I found it to be a very fine cigar.
The Nestor Miranda brand is very highly respected in the cigar world. It should be as it is a collaborative effort from Nestor Miranda and Jose Pepin Garcia. May 9th 2011 was Nestor Miranda Cigar Day and all authorized dealers were offering a free Nestor Miranda cigar with any purchase. So I supported and was gifted with the Nestor Miranda Art Deco Coffee Break.
To honor the 80th Anniversary of New York’s finest Tobacco shop, Nat Sherman, Globe-Trotter has designed an exclusive humidor – a first in Globe-Trotter’s 114 year old history. A total of 25 humidors will be hitting Nat Sherman’s flag-ship store this week for a limited time only. Each case will have a commemorative plaque that states the number.
Want to treat your favorite cigar smoker with a very special gift? Try an 18 carat gold engraved cigar tube.