Nomad may not be a familiar name when it comes to cigars but for those of you who have not taken the opportunity to try one yet, you are missing out on some great smokes. Nomad is a boutique cigar brand owned by Fred Rewey aka @GodFadr. Fred is a local guy out of Clermont who is very active in social media and a bit of a Renaissance man. An accomplished speaker, author, innovator, technology guru, and yes, a lover of cigars, Fred decided to start Nomad Cigar Company around 5 years ago. Some great cigars, some great cigar reviews and a big social media presence has made his cigars a force to be reckoned with. We are proud to welcome Nomad to our ever expanding lineup of fine cigars and are introducing several labels into select stores. Today I’m smoking one of these selections known as the Nomad S-307.
There is a beautiful chocolate brown Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper on this cigar that is velvety smooth and very well constructed. For those curious folks, the S in S-307 stands for Sumatra and the 307stands for the area in square miles where the Nicaraguan filler comes from. These cigars are manufactured in the Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Nicaragua and in addition to the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper there is also an Ecuadorian Habano binder with Nicaraguan filler. With an all Nicaraguan filler I was prepared for the pepper blast that tends to be the norm and I was pleasantly surprised to find that was not the case! While there was pepper present it was very understated and extremely mild and more of just a spice note than an overwhelming flavor. There was a strong flavor of earth and rich tobacco and a dried fruit sweetness that was extremely tasty and well balanced.
The cigar had a nice easy draw and produced a good amount of smoke. The burn was perfect right to the end and never required a touchup, definitely the mark of a well-made smoke. The pepper spice lingered throughout but never dominated the flavors. The sweetness seemed to pick up near the end and the rich earth and dried fruit flavors stayed steady to the finish. Not overly complex but there were interesting notes that seemed to appear. This was a nice medium strength and medium body from start to finish and easily enjoyable right to the nub.
If you have not tried this cigar definitely step into your nearest ABC humidor for a great smoke from a rising company.
Steve Mungeer, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits category manager: premium cigars and craft beer, Certified Retail Tobacconist
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