UPDATE — Due to bad weather, Nat Sherman has postponed this event. The new date/time of the event will be announced as soon as info is available.
Attention NYC cigar smokers! Nat Sherman International (located on 42nd st. between 5th and Madison) invites New York City cigar enthusiasts to participate in the worldwide launch of the Bolivar D’Oro line of cigars on the evening of Thursday, February 3rd. The event will benefit Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, which provides services to over 300 homeless adults a day. Nat Sherman will also auction off a few pre-embargo Cuban cigar samplers that you can get more information on in the image to the left. Event entry costs $95 and the will include a sampling of the D’Oro line, cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres.
You can find the official Nat Sherman invite directly above, which I’ve (admittedly a bit hastily) converted from a .pdf file to a jpeg file for easier viewing. In the future, event announcements for NYC cigar establishments will happen not in individual posts (like this one), but in an either weekly or bi-weekly aggregated announcement. I’m still not sure which it makes more sense to do, but I’ll be rolling out the first few posts sometime in the next month.
About two weeks ago I was surprised to open my email account and find an email from Barry (from acigarsmoker.com) inviting me to the La Aurora launch event at Nat Sherman in Manhattan. The event took place from 5:00pm – 9:00pm last Thursday and featured a live jazz band, samples of Guillermo Leon’s new cigar, hors d’oeuvres, and a rum pairing that complemented the La Aurora cigar perfectly. Aside from getting to finally meet Barry, I was also able to meet Guillermo Leon, John from WellCapped, and Lindsay (aka “The Cigar Chick“).
The atmosphere at Nat Sherman was simply beautiful: two floors of smoking lounge, welcoming staff, and a jazz band upstairs playing for all of the guests. Cigar smokers from all New York and everywhere else showed up, hung their jackets, and enjoyed conversation over the excellent cigars.
hors d’oeuvres catered by celebrity chef Oliver Cheng. The event
celebrated the new Guillermo Leon cigars by La Aurora, which brings a
complex and medium-to-full bodied experience.
Guests tasted traditional Presidente Beer and Rum Zafra Master Reserve 21
year aged while they enjoyed upbeat trumpet melodies by jazz player
Waldron Ricks while discovering La Aurora’s new sumptuous cigar flavors.
León says, “Obviously, this cigar is personal for me. It is part of my
family’s legacy for the past 107 years. In this cigar, I wanted something
with deep complexity yet also a stronger smoke than most of our offerings.
I think this is something that will please today’s smokers.”
binder of both Corojo for strength and Cameroon for sweetness. The
fillers are from the Dominican Republic, Peru, Nicaragua and Brazil. The
Guillermo León is offered in 4 sizes: a Corona (5.5 x 42), a Gran Corona
(6 x 47), a Belicoso (6.25 x 52) and a Gran Toro (6 x 58). The MSRP,
excluding state taxes, ranges from $7.60 for the corona to $9.80 for the