Michael Herklots

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…

Nat Sherman Rebrands 1930 to Epoca Reserva

The Nat Sherman 1930 is now the Nat Sherman Epoca Reserva. Last year, Nat Sherman introduced new packaging for most of its portfolio. Notably not…

Nat Sherman Announces Timeless 2019 TAA Limited Edition

For the first time in almost two years, there’s a new Nat Sherman. The company has announced the Timeless 2019 TAA Limited Edition, a 6 x…

Procigar 2019: Day 5

In case you missed it, I was exhausted pretty much all of Thursday. On that note, Friday didn’t start much better. That being said, I…