Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigar Company kicked off 2014 with an email that provided a preview of what he is hoping to deliver in 2014.

Rewey highlighted a number of projects, with the most immediate being a pair of new sizes for the Nomad S-307 line, a 6 x 58 and a 5 1/2 x 44. The Nomad S-307 line was announced July 1, 2013 though weren’t on display at the 2013 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show. They began shipping around November 4, debuting in three sizes: a 6 x 50 toro, 5 x 50 robusto and 6 1/2 x 52 torpedo, and Rewey said that the requests for the two new sizes came as soon as the line was released.

Also on the horizon for Nomad Cigar Company is a new cigar featuring a Connecticut wrapper, a process that Rewey said he has been working on for nearly two years. “The entire process, which I thought was going to be easy, knocked me on my ass. It was frustrating, exciting, challenging, and elusive,” he said in the email. No timetable was mentioned other than that Rewey said “you can expect a release soon and that the cigar’s creation returned me to the Dominican Republic.”

Finally, Rewey said he is working on a “stronger” cigar, though seemed hesitant to become too attached to that term, noting that  he wanted “something that engaged the palate to its fullest and richest extent.”

Correction: A previous version of this article stated the Nomad S-307 line was on display at the 2013 IPCPR trade show; they weren’t. -PL

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.