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CA Report: Top New Cigars – Ferio Tego Edition (May 30, 2022)

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Ferio Tego brings back classic Nat Sherman Cigars

…and a side of Random Cigar Thoughts.

Grabbing some last-minute relaxation with one of my old standby premium cigars—a Fuente 858 maduro if anyone’s asking—while listening to some tunes. It’s the calm before the Memorial Day cookout storm that’s about to descend upon mi casa.

Take Me to the River by the Talking Heads comes on and my mind takes flight and wanders on to other great cover songs. The ones that took on a life of their own while honoring the spirit of the original. Like Me and Bobby McGee, All Along the Watchtower, and With a Little Help from My Friends (by Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Joe Cocker respectively). That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. I could ramble on and on, but this is an article about cigars. So, what about cigars and cover tunes?

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Ferio Tego co-owner Michael Herklots was previously the face of Nat Sherman Cigars.
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Well, Drew Estate’s Undercrown is famously a ‘cover’ of the super-premium Liga Privada No. 9, and Crowned Heads Juarez is an affordable tribute to their rich and delicious Jericho Hill line. Then we have Ferio Tego—the new premium cigar brand rising from the ashes of Nat Sherman. This upstart company debuted with 2 first-rate originals—Elegancia and Generoso—before bringing back the best of the Nat Sherman catalog. And it’s these revitalized blends that are the focus of this edition of Top New Cigars.

Have you enjoyed a new cigar that you think should be on our must-smoke list? We’d love to hear from you! Please give us the details in the comments below!

 

Metropolitan Selection Cigars

With Nat Sherman’s fall, came Ferio Tego’s rise. Helmed by former Nat Sherman employees Michael Herklots and Brendan Scott, who bought the rights to the cigar portfolio but not the name, Ferio Tego Metropolitan Selection are basically the same cigars made by the same factories using the same names and sizes. In fact, many of these best-selling blends are over 25 years old. 

 

Metropolitan Connecticut

Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

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The true vintage, mellow Dominican flavor profile that’s loaded with cedary, creamy, and smooth flavor notes. The old-school favorite Metropolitan Connecticut blend is crafted at the Quesada factory and comes dressed in an elegant Connecticut wrapper over a core of premium Dominican long fillers.

 

Metropolitan Habano

Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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It’s better than you remembered. Made at Plasencia cigars, Metropolitan Habano is a Nicaraguan puro delivering a mellow to medium-bodied profile with notes of baking spices, cedar, nuts, earth, and undertones of sweetness. Metropolitan Habano manages to walk the tightrope of being smooth enough for newcomers and having enough substance for the experienced enthusiast.

 

Metropolitan Host

Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras

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Metropolitan Host hits the sweet spot. With a silky Connecticut wrapper over punchier Honduran long fillers, this blend provides a mellow, balanced, and smooth experience with notes of cedar, earth, and cream with some subtle spiciness. To top it off, Metropolitan Host features a sweetened cap that’s icing on the cake.

 

Metropolitan Maduro

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

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Metropolitan Maduro features a dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper hugging a blend of premium Dominican long leaf tobaccos. The blend issues a classic medium bodied profile with tasting notes of chocolate, earth, leather, baking spice, and hints of black cherry.

 

Timeless Collection Cigars

Timeless was the first cigar Michael Herklots worked on after joining Nat Sherman and the lineup continues to hold a special place in his heart. Like with the Metropolitan Selection, the blends are the same as the original cigars and the packaging is almost identical, except for a new secondary band reading, “Exclusively for Ferio Tego.”

 

Timeless Panamericana

Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Costa Rica, Nicaragua

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In the past, Timeless Panamericana was one of most popular Nat Sherman blends, and it’s now available to the masses under the Ferio Tego banner. This modern-day classic was originally an exclusive cigar for the Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City before being offered only by the TAA (Tobacconists’ Association of America). Medium to full bodied and loaded with flavors including pepper, cedar, leather, wood, and caramel sweetness.

 

Timeless Prestige

Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

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A stunning 3 country blend of premium tobaccos lies at the heart of Ferio Tego Timeless Prestige. Perfectly balanced and smooth, this medium-to-full bodied blend entertains with flavors of earth, white pepper, coffee, chocolate, and cedar.

 

Timeless Sterling

Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

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Silky, rich, and elegant, Ferio Tego Timeless Sterling is a perfect any time-of-day blend. Medium bodied, Sterling is guaranteed to satisfy with a host of flavors like butter, cream, cedar, light coffee, nuts, and citrus. This Timeless is a sterling choice.

 

Timeless Supreme

Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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Supreme flavor and a timeless experience. Ferio Tego Timeless Supreme is a medium-to-full bodied blend with a spicy sweetness that balances perfectly with rich notes of cedar, black coffee, and hints of baking spice on the finish. This blend showcases the full scope, range, and “Cuban-ness” of Nicaraguan tobacco.

 

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Michael Herklots
6 months ago

Thank you for your support!!!

Paul Lukens
6 months ago

Thank you for reading! We’ve always enjoyed your cigars and are excited to add some of these new FT releases to our humidors.

Last edited 6 months ago by Paul Lukens
Paul Lukens

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Paul first fell in love with the leaf back in college, where he majored in Philosophy (yes, seriously). Upon graduating, Paul stared into the abyss and unemployment stared back. He responded by founding the ‘Pounding Fathers,’ a traveling Beer Pong team with the other Philosophy grad at UMass. Aspiring to subsist on more than Ramen Noodles and Natural Ice, Paul put down his ping pong balls and picked up a pen - and a cigar - and began working in the premium cigar industry in 2013.

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