Ferio Tego, perhaps the most anticipated debut of 2021, today revealed details on the company’s headlining brand: Ferio Tego.
The line will be split between two blends, one coming out of the company’s Nicaraguan manufacturing partner (Plasencia Cigars S.A.), the other from their Dominican partner (Quesada Cigars). The former is Ferio Tego Generoso, being wrapped in a Honduran shade-grown leaf that surrounds all-Nicaraguan binder/fillers. The latter is Ferio Tego Elegancia, using an Ecuadorian wrapper, a Dominican binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
The cigars are limited, with the potential for new varieties/sizes coming in the 2022 release, etc. With the 2021 edition, each blend arrives in a singular 6″ x 50 toro format, packaged in 10-count boxes that double as travel humidors. These humidors were produced by Humidif Group’s Cigar Box Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
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“Our 2021 Ferio Tego offerings are quite different from one another in style and pedigree, yet both share a commonality of balance and body”, shared Michael Herklots, co-owner of Ferio Tego LLC. “A mild cigar need not be thin on the palate nor flavor deficient, and a bolder cigar does not need to be ferocious and aggressive. We worked very hard together with the factories to achieve a full-bodied mouth feel and presence across both blends in order to establish a ‘house style’ so to speak, while still preserving the elegant expression of creamier brighter notes of Elegancia, and the generous presentation of dense savory notes of Generoso. Both blends stand on their own much the way a winery offers a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon together.”
The inaugural 2021 Ferio Tego is described as “extremely limited” in production, with an allocated inventory set to ship to retailers this Oct. However, 2022’s batch is underway, said to be much larger in scale. The cigars will retail for $21 MSRP per single.
“We have worked very methodically these last several months, carefully considering every decision, ensuring that we are on solid ground before taking another step”, said Brendon Scott, co-owner of Ferio Tego LLC. “We are excited to finally launch Ferio Tego in the U.S. and bring these wonderful new offerings to market. And we are equally excited for the relaunch of Timeless and Metropolitan in the coming months.”
Ferio Tego is the creation of Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott, who formerly worked together at Nat Sherman before the closure of the iconic NYC brand in the fall of 2020. Five months later, Ferio Tego was announced to the public, acquiring all major Nat Sherman brands developed/overhauled by Herklots during his time with the company. This includes four blends under the Timeless collection, five blends under the Metropolitan line, the Epoca and Ancora lines, and more. Ferio Tego is the first new creation from the company, while the others will retain their blends and general appearance consumers are familiar with.