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Nat Sherman 1930 Gran Robusto

Nat Sherman is a well established brand, almost 90 years old and the 1930 series refers to the year that the cigar brand was founded, 1930. The same year as the sport club in the Dutch town where I grew up, and before my current home country was even an independent country of its own. So there is a lot of history, and the brand is still there, with an iconic shop in NYC, which I hope to visit one day.


Nat Sherman is one of the many brands that doesn’t have a factory of it’s own and shares that fact with a lot of well known and respected brands. To have the 1930’s series made they reached out to Manolo Quesada on the Dominican Republic who created this cigar with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler, a Dominican binder and Dominican wrapper. I smoked the 5¼x54 Gran Robusto.


The cigar must have some age to it as the cellophane started to turn yellow. The wrapper has a nice medium brown color with some reddish glow. The ring is simple, off white with red linings, the name in red and the year 1930 in silver. Simple yet stylish, art deco style. The cigar feels good, no plugs or soft spots, the shape is immaculate. The mild aroma is dark, like mosh in a forrest after a rain pour.


The cold draw is good, I taste a mild sultana flavor, with a little spice. After lighting I taste coffee, mild, with some pepper. After an quarter of an inch I taste peppery wood with a hint of honey. After a third the cigar has a bit of a cedar flavor with herbs and a little pepper. Near the end the cigar gains some strength.


The draw is good, but it was hard to keep the cigar lit in the first inch. The light gray ash is dense and firm. The smoke is thin, blueish in color. The burn is good. This is a mild to medium cigar, medium flavored. There isn’t much evolution in the cigar. The smoke time is two hours.

Would I buy this cigar again? No, but that was written before I lit the cigar. The way that the mother company of this brand is pushing in favor of regulation makes it certain I will never spent a dime on Nat Sherman cigars ever!

Score: 88
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Nat Sherman torpedo

Again a cigar that was gifted to me, this time by an American friend who send me a bunch of cigars unavailable to the Dutch market so I could try them. Some of them are hits (like the Casa Fuente, Ashton San Cristobal, Joya de Nicaragua antano machito) and some of them are not like this 165 mm long ring 52 torpedo made in the Dominican republic. Not that this is a bad cigar, but this is no good cigar either, just mediocre and not a keeper in my book.

The wrapper contains a lot of veins and is light of color. The aroma is deep and smells sweet, while the cigar feels soft like there isn’t enough tobacco in it. The predraw is fine and leaves a sweet flavor on the palate. Smoke is full and thick with a dark firm ash.

The flavor of the cigar is tobacco with some coffee and something sour. There isn’t much going on flavor wise, the sour flavor stays consistent. Halfway the strength grows a little and soon a little bitter flavor comes around the corner. Not the turning point bitter though.

Would I buy this cigar again? No

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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