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Michael Herklots

Ferio Tego Summa Toro Begins Shipping

The new vitola is the fifth addition to Ferio Tego’s regular production Summa line.

Jimmy Shaffer, Sales Director at 7-20-4, Passes Away

Shaffer had spent more than a decade in the cigar industry, including time with Colibri, Drew Estate and Nat Sherman International.

Graded: Ten Questions for 2021

As many do this time of year, it is time to once again look back upon the year coming to a close. But in this…

HumidifGroup Introduces Smart Packaging for Cigar Boxes

The next box of cigars that you buy might have some new technology in it, as HumidifGroup USA has begun offering its new Smart Packaging…

Watch: PCA 2021 Live Day 2 With Michael Herklots of Ferio Tego (11:30 A.M. CDT)

What’s old is new again has been one of the most consistent themes of the cigar industry for the last few years. That usually means companies…

Michael Herklots, Brendon Scott Acquire Nat Sherman International Brands

The Nat Sherman cigar brands are back but Nat Sherman isn’t back. Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott—two former employees of the now-closed Nat Sherman International—have…

Ten Questions for 2021

There are less than a dozen hours of the year—the year—remaining. As I’ve done at this point of each year for over a decade, it’s…

Six Thoughts: Goodbye to Nat Sherman

When I was growing up, my father’s humidor was a Nat Sherman humidor. The small thing that he bought in the 1980s could probably store…

Nat Sherman Shutting Down Cigar Business, Retail Store Next Month

Nat Sherman, one of the oldest names in the American cigar business, will shut down its premium cigar businesses next month. The 90-year-old company will…

Seven Thoughts: Altria Announces Plans to Sell Nat Sherman Cigar Division

This morning, Altria announced that it was exploring a sale of Nat Sherman International, the premium cigar division for Nat Sherman. Up for sale is…

Altria Considering Sale of Nat Sherman Cigar Division

Nat Sherman International, the company behind Nat Sherman cigars, pipe tobacco and the brand’s New York Townhouse, is for sale. Altria—which bought the company in…