cigar review

Nat Sherman: Timeless Supreme 652T Torpedo

The next cigar I am going to try as part of my cigar challenge is from the Nat Sherman cigar brand. I will be smoking the Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 652T Torpedo.

The stats:

Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Strength: Medium
Country of origin: Nicaragua

Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 652T Torpedo

Background:

Nat Sherman started his cigar business by selling Epoca cigars from Havana in the 1930s, secondary to the sale of luxury cigarettes.

Nat Sherman

At the same period, Nat Sherman set up his flagship cigar store in New York City.

The Nat Sherman logo

During the 1990s, cigar brands such as Metropolitan and Host were created but never really took off in sales. 

Then in the 2010s, the Sherman’s launched the cigar brand Timeless. This cigar appealed to the modern cigar smoker’s palate. It made Cigar Aficionado‘s Top 25 of 2012 list and would go on to become a top seller for the company.

The cigar brand later got taken over by the Sherman family, and Michael Herklots (who worked for the company) shows you around the Nat Sherman Townhouse cigar shop on 42nd Street in New York City.

The store attracted many famous cigar smokers including Robert Downey Jr, Rudy Giuliani and Rick Ross, who was filmed talking about his music at the venue…

Unfortunately, the store became a victim of the COVID19 pandemic and closed down, see ‘New York City’s 90-Year Old Famed Tobacco Shop to Shut Its Doors’.

But good news, it looks like Nat Sherman cigars have exchanged hands with Ferio Tego. Cigar Journal mentions this in the press release at ‘Ferio Tego LLC acquires brands of Nat Sherman‘.

Whilst the official Nat Sherman website is down, you can still watch this great selection of videos from the Nat Sherman archive available on YouTube.

My experience:

The Nat Sherman Timeless Supreme 652T Torpedo is a box-pressed cigar with a double cigar band that reads ‘Timeless supreme – exclusively for Nat Sherman Intl. The cigar band also includes an interesting use of typography presented in the shape of a clock face, which I assume is a nod to the clock above the New York cigar HQ entrance.

I feel like I have seen this cigar before. I think it reminds me of the Eye of The Shark, most probably due to its shape. It also feels quite similar to a Plasencia cigar.

Upon lighting the cigar, I cannot detect much in flavour notes, maybe a little oak. It got a little unpleasant taste towards the second third but got better towards the final third. I am not sure I would return to it again. It is an ok smoke, but nothing stands out, a little too bland for me.

I also paired this with a Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky recommended by some online cigar buddies. It felt like a decent pairing, but I am no whiskey connoisseur. I am not sure whether this added to or took anything away from my cigar experience.

My rating: 6 out of 10

Next up… a Leaf by Oscar Maduro!

1 comment

  1. I don’t think I will be going out of my way to try this one. I prefer a cigar that is going to attract my attention in terms of taste and flavour profiles.

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