Nomad Cigar Company has always been interesting because of its unique style of branding, and marketing. I have always said that company founder, Fred Rewey, is a genius for being the first to put his Twitter handle, @GodFadr, on a cigar band. Still, my favorite piece of marketing was around the mailing of a kitten by Fred.
With Fred’s second release the uniqueness continues. According to the Lot 1386 Press Release, this cigar will be a limited run of 307 twelve count boxes. For those wondering, that means only 3,684 Lot 1386 cigars will be produced. This is a little odd since most limited runs will consist of 500 twenty count boxes for a total of 10,000 cigars.
There’s a story behind the number of boxes being produced. Apparently, 307 square miles is the approximate size of Esteli, Nicaragua. This was Fred’s way of paying homage to the people of the region. Also, there is a story behind Lot 1386, which in some way pays homage to Esteli as well. At this time I don’t think Fred has announced the story behind Lot 1386, leaving it up to people like me to speculate.
When I asked Fred about the composition of the Lot 1386 he said, “he started with some really exceptional ligero, and went from there”. That is music to my ears since I am big fan of ligero and the power it adds to cigar blends.
Enough babble, time to get kicking on this review.
Nomad Cigar Company Esteli Lot 1386
Size: 6 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Beverage: Sweet Tea
Cigars Smoked for this Review: Two
Smoking Time: 75 Minutes
Price Point: $8.75 MSRP
Cigar Provided By: Fred Rewey himself
Conclusion: The Nomad Lot 1386 is a must try based on the flavor and the complexity of the cigar. I had a few construction issues, which Fred addresses below, and when fixed easily moves the Lot 1386 into the must buy category. I think Fred hit the nail on the head with this cigar. I look forward to smoking a production run of the Lot 1386 to see if the construction issues have been corrected.