Ferio Tego’s relaunched Metropolitan Selection brands are now ready to ship.

Like most of the rest of Ferio Tego’s portfolio, the Metropolitan Selection is a former Nat Sherman International brand, it’s actually a collection of five different blends. Ferio Tego bought the rights to the Nat Sherman cigar and pipe portfolio, though not the rights to use the Nat Sherman name. The company is bringing back the former Nat Sherman brands using the same blends made by the same factories sold under the same names in more or less the same packaging, albeit the parts where the packaging previously said Nat Sherman have been replaced by Ferio Tego.

The Quesada family’s Tabacos de Exportación factory makes two of the blends: Metropolitan Connecticut and Metropolitan Maduro.

Metropolitan Connecticut uses a Connecticut shade wrapper over a Dominican binder and Dominican fillers. The Maduro uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Dominican binder and Dominican fillers.

They are offered in the same six vitolas, the pricing is the same regardless of wrapper:

  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Connecticut / Maduro Union (4 1/2 x 50) — $7.25 (Box of 18, $130.50)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Connecticut / Maduro Banker (5 x 66) — $10.75 (Box of 10, $107.50)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Connecticut / Maduro University (6 x 50) — $8 (Box of 18, $144)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Connecticut / Maduro Gordo (6 x 60) — $10 (Box of 18, $180)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Connecticut / Maduro Explorer (6 1/2 x 52) — $8.50 (Box of 18, $153)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Connecticut / Maduro Metropolitan (7 x 50) — $9 (Box of 18, $162)

Plasencia Cigars S.A. makes the Metropolitan Habano line. It’s made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco, capped off by a habano wrapper.

Four vitolas are returning at launch:

  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Habano Gordo (6 x 60) — $10 (Boxes of 18, $180)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Habano Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) — $8.75 (Boxes of 18, $157.50)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Habano Toro (6 x 52) — $9 (Boxes of 18, $162)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Habano Gordito (4 x 60) — $8.75 (Boxes of 18, $157.50)

Finally, Davidoff’s Honduran factory—Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.—makes the Metropolitan Host and Metropolitan Host Maduro. Both blends use Honduran tobacco for the binder and fillers; the regular Host uses a Connecticut wrapper, while the Host Maduro has a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. Most notably, both use a sweetened cap.

There are three sizes of Metropolitan Host Maduro and five for the Metropolitan Host line.

  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Host / Host Maduro Hobart (5 x 50) — $7.50 (Box of 18, $135)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Host / Host Maduro Hyde (6 x 60) — $10 (Box of 18, $180)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Host / Host Maduro Hampton (7 x 50) — $9 (Box of 18, $162)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Host Harrington (6 x 48) — $8.50 (Box of 18, $153)
  • Ferio Tego Metropolitan Host Hamilton (5 1/2 x 44) — $6.80 (Box of 18, $122.40)

“Ferio Tego Metropolitan Selection is an important part of our portfolio,” said Michael Herklots, co-founder of Ferio Tego, in a press release. “It is made up of blends that embody the most traditional expressions of their origins. Many of these blends were created more than twenty-five years ago and have been painstakingly maintained year after year. We are very proud to continue that work.”

Herklots told halfwheel that the company is ready to begin shipping orders today. Ferio Tego is distributed by Davidoff of Geneva USA.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.