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Timeless Hermoso by Nat Sherman

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Price – $7.49 at Tobacco Express in Homer Glen, IL
Beverage – Bottled Water
Size – Robusto (5 1/4 X 54)
Strength – Demi (2/4)
Rating – Expendables (8/10)

Composition:
Wrapper – Honduran
Binder – Dominican
Filler – Dominican/Nicaraguan

Until recently, it seemed very difficult to find Nat Sherman cigars in the Chicago area where I live. However with my boys at Tobacco Express now carrying them, what was once difficult has become as simple as hopping in the car and making the drive. For those not familiar with the Nat Sherman story, it’s pretty cool and worth the ten minute google search. I picked up the Timeless and decided to fire this up and here are my thoughts:

1) Excellent construction, easy draw, even burn

2) I’m calling the Timeless an upper level Demi for me, possibly stronger for some folks.

3) Awesome rich tobacco taste with a little bit of pepper and coffee mixed in for good measure.

4) My smoke time was one hour and fifteen minutes

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes

Would I give it humidor space? Yes, I have some more sitting in my humidor right now

The only other Nat Sherman I had smoked up to this point was the Epoca which although a little on the light side for me, was a solid cigar. The Timeless was no doubt more my speed and at $7.50/stick not only is it a wonderful smoke, but a great value. Those Nat Sherman boys have some fine fashion sense with their tailored suits, but they also produce some fine cigars too. I strongly urge you to give these a shot.

Until next time my friends!

Epoca by Nat Sherman

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Price – Compliments of my BOTL Sal (Retail Approximately $9)
Beverage – Dunkin Donuts Coffee w/Cream and Sugar
Size – Prince (Toro – 6 X 50)
Strength – Demi (2/4)
Rating – Expendables (8/10)

My boy Sal generously gifted this to me while we smoked at Casa de Montecristo, appreciate it brother! This is my first Nat Sherman and I was excited to try it since Cigar Dojo called it the number one cigar of the year. Without further ado, here are my thoughts:

1) Great Construction, excellent burn, and easy draw. Embarrassingly, I had this cigar in my mouth and hit it into my steering wheel prior to lighting, hence some of the wrapper tear near the top, and it still smoked like a champ!

2) I’d call this a low level medium cigar, strong enough to let you know it’s there, but won’t hit you like Tyson in his prime either.

3) Taste wise, I detected a little coffee like flavors along with a little spice. I may be going out on a limb here, but the taste of the Epoca reminded me most of an Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Presidente.

4) My smoke time was one hour

Now to the two questions:

1) Would I smoke it again? Yes

2) Would I give it humidor space? Yes

Although I wouldn’t call this the cigar of the year, the Epoca is a very good cigar. There’s a lot of flavor with nice transitions and serves as a great medium option for your humidor. In addition to the aforementioned reasons, the Epoca can be had at a more than fair price point which seals the deal in my book. I would definitely suggest grabbing a couple of these for the humidor.