Here we are yet again with another Brand that hasn’t been featured on the podcast. In addition to that, a brand that may have lost a little in the way of popularity due to their stance on the potentially crippling FDA regulation on premium tobacco. This week we break down the Nat Sherman Timeless Sterling.
Another Connecticut but certainly done in a different way. Even with the thin fragility of this CT wrapper, it was still crafted beautifully. We can always get behind a brand that takes even further precaution constructing these types of cigars, creating an outcome that would be expected in any cigar you buy. The only issue we had (which appeared in both) is a wrapper tear when removing the label. Unfortunately this isn’t an uncommon occurrence.
Both samples had an outstanding draw and out of all the Sterlings we have smoked as of recent that appears to be a common theme. Where one samples fell short was in the consistency. Multiple pitting issues caused one relight after another, drastically changing the flavors of the cigar for the worse.
Speaking of Flavors, this starts off very creamy, smooth, and nutty, with little to no spice introduced. The flavors remain consistent and really compliment one another other, for most of the cigar. Where we were frustrated with this cigar however, is the fact that with roughly a third of the smoke remaining, the cigar begins to get harsh and almost un-smokeable. This characteristic isn't necessarily uncommon in a traditional Connecticut, however this cigar seems to be a bit premature.as compared to others.
$12.50 is MSRP on that cigar and both of us felt that the pricing us a bit overinflated, especially when 33% of the cigars were simply subpar. These flavors aren't challenging at all and quite enjoyable for the first two thirds, but your $12.50 could certainly be better spent on something that is a bit more long lasting.
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You can get your hands on this cigar for just around $8.00 which makes it a pretty damn good deal. There isn’t anything challenging about this cigar, so in terms of recommendation, but really feel there are some out there that may find this cigar to not be in their wheelhouse. If you do grab one, do yourself a favor… Drink it in the morning with a good cup of coffee. You won't regret it.
From our humble beginnings in 1930 in the heart of New York City’s garment district, Nat Sherman has become one of the most recognized and sought-after brands for adult tobacco consumers.
Our super-premium cigarettes, including Classic, MCD and Originals, are crafted in Greensboro, N.C. Our premium cigars, including Timeless, Metropolitan and Epoca, are available nationwide and at our flagship store, known as the Townhouse in Manhattan. This legendary shop provides a uniquely timeless and memorable tobacconist experience.
Still a small organization with a family feel, all of our employees are personally invested in offering the highest quality products. We take pride in providing excellent service to our customers and responsibly marketing our products to adult tobacco consumers.