Nomad Esteli Lot 8613
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Nomad Cigar Company has announced its latest release, Nomad Esteli Lot 8613. The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 marks the company’s fifth regular production line. For this release, owner Fred Rewey goes to Nicaragua and AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez to create this cigar.

On the Nomad web-site, Rewey commented, “Esteli Lot 8613 marks the 5th full-production cigar for Nomad. Frankly, I am still a bit overwhelmed how much Nomad has taken off. Like my other blends, I start with an individual profile in mind, but stay open to adapting along the way if other flavors command attention. That is the fun part – letting the tobacco guide you to what it wants to be. I fell in love with the flavors and richness of Esteli Lot 8613 at the blending table but the big question was how would it marry and age? When checking it a year later to see how it was aging, I was more than happy with the result. It was definitely time to release it.”

Nomad Cigar Company has split its production between Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. This is the third regular production release out of Nicaragua. Each of these releases has been done out of Tabacalera Fernandez. There was a fourth release the company did out of Nicaragua called the Nomad LE Esteli Lot 1386 which was a limited release done out of Noel Rojas’ factory.

The name is a play on the Lot 1386 which represented the latitude and longitude of Esteli Nicaragua.  For the Lot 8613, these variables are reversed.

The other Nicaraguan regular production releases the Nomad S-307 and Nomad C-276 are box-pressed releases. For the Nomad Esteli Lot 8613, it will be a parejo. Nomad’s Dominican and limited edition Lot 1386 are all parejos.

Rewey said the Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 project began in late 2013 around the time he was blending the Nomad C-276. Rewey has considered the use of Ometepe tobacco a key component of the C-276 blend. In an email communication, Rewey explained how this factored into the creating of the Lot 8613, “It is also the second time I have worked Ometepe tobacco into a cigar – in this case for a different purpose. I actually started working with Ometepe when blending the C-276 in 2013. The Ometepe was a key ingredient to adding yet another layer of flavor and level of strength in what became a very complex cigar. With the Esteli Lot 8613 the Ometepe took a different route – playing more to the rustic sweetness the tobacco offers.”

At a glance, here is a look at the Nomad Esteli Lot 8613:

Blend Profile

A common denominator is that all Nomad cigars use an Ecuadorian wrapper. The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 follows suit:

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)

Vitolas Available

The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 will come in five sizes packaged in 21 count boxes.  The company has said all pricing will be under $9.00:

Robusto: 5 x 50
Coronita: 5 1/2 x 46
Toro: 6 x 50
Gran Toro: 6 x 58
Churchill: 7 x 48