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#NowSmoking: Ferio Tego Generoso

#NowSmoking: Ferio Tego Generoso Cigar Review (Video)

Ferio Tego Generoso Cigars

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A., Nicaragua
Size: (6” x 50) Toro
Strength: Full-Bodied
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Presented in boxes of 10 cigars

The Ferio Tego Generoso Backstory

In a bittersweet video posted on a sultry Manhattan evening in November 2020, Michael Herklots is seen closing the doors to the Nat Sherman Townhouse for the last time. With 90 years in business, the company had become a staple and a cult favorite among smokers.

It wasn’t long after that Herklots announced that he’d be resurrecting some Nat Sherman essentials under a new name: Ferio Tego. And while we impatiently wait for the re-release of blends like Metropolitan and Timeless, Ferio is releasing two new blends. We’re reviewing the full-bodied Generoso in this week’s #NowSmoking cigar review. Let’s see how it does!

The Basics at-a-Glance

Construction: Expertly rolled, no soft spots. Superb triple cap.
Cold Draw: Sweet tobacco and spices.
Base flavors: Red pepper, earth, cashews, coffee, and spices.
Aroma: Reminds me of peanut butter.
Burn & Ash: Zero burning issues, even in dry, sub-freezing temperatures. Dusty, marbled ash.

I didn’t expect this cigar to be as powerful (in both strength and body) as it was. My heart fluttered. I had a lump in my throat. Add to that Generoso’s finish which lingered – for what felt like days – with vibrant red peppers, earth, and a pinch of coffee up front. I can’t think of anything in the old Nat catalog that it reminded me of, but one thing is certain: Herklots has come swinging for the fences. Ferio Tego’s brand imaging might signify elegance, but Generoso is the duelist who slaps you in the face with a glove. And a sword fight on your palate is exactly what it’s like.

Almost halfway through and this Ferio is still packing heat. There’s more coffee at this point, along with the addition of an uncanny cashew flavor that’s competing with the pepper on the finish. Easily one of the strongest cigars I’ve had in a long time. Though I shouldn’t be surprised when the Ferio Tego family is including Nestor Plasencia in the blending room. I wouldn’t dare retrohale this cigar.

Still a powerhouse pepper machine. Lots of exotic spices. Don’t get me wrong, Generoso tastes great, serves up plenty of vitamin N, and stands on the peak of satisfaction. But if it caught me off guard, chances are it might do the same to you. So don’t be like me. Don’t smoke it in the morning. Or even after lunch. This is the cigar you reserve for smoking after steak night. You’ll probably need a second porterhouse just to get ready for it.

What beverage pairs well with Ferio Tego Generoso?

Your bourbon of choice. 100%. It’s one of the only spirits that will be able to cut through this cigar’s intensity. Just chase it with something sweet – all that nicotine and you’re gonna need some sugar.

For additional pairing combinations, check out our Cigar & Spirit pairing guide.

Are Ferio Tego Generoso Cigars Worth Smoking?

If you’re new, might wanna wait on it. If not, it’s a challenge regardless of your experience level. Smoke it extra slow and your taste buds reap the rewards. As for price point, it’s a bit on the steep side, but let’s be honest. No one’s chain smoking this blend. Save it for special occasions and you’ll be glad you did.