Something had me up pretty early this Sunday morning and the dogs and I couldn’t go back to sleep. So instead of keeping my wife awake, I decided the dogs and I could go up to the barn and feed earlier this morning. Being a rather comfortable morning outside, I figured I’d get my barn cleaning out of the way early. So I grabbed a cigar, a cup of coffee, the pitchfork, and the wheelbarrow.
This morning I grabbed the Ferio Tego Timeless Sterling Robusto from the Whiskey & Whitetails Body Builder Sampler. Some may recognize the Timeless brand from the no longer operating Nat Sherman line of cigars. With Nat Sherman’s exit from the cigar industry, former employees Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott founded Ferio Tego Cigar Company. They also bought the rights to Nat Sherman’s cigar brands. Ferio Tego has rereleased the Timeless line under their company utilizing the same blends.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Quesada Cigars
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Vitola: 4 ¾ x 50 Robusto
Price: $13.00 MSRP
Release Date: September 2021
Company Website: www.feriotego.com
This Timeless Sterling is a very lightweight cigar with a firm pack. The wrapper is very light in shade and quite clean, but with a bit of a lumpy roll. I love the packaging of this cigar. The primary band design and colors are eye-catching, yet still simple. I also like the design and font of the gold secondary band against the wrapper and beside the primary band. The cold draw is like taffy - creamy and subtle fruitiness. It smells like hay with a bit of ammonia. First light is medium-full body with medium flavors of a slightly bitter toast and hay on the draw. The retrohale is easy going and shows a bit of caramel and bright, acidic coffee notes. A half inch in, there is some cream and a general nuttiness coming in. There is still some bitter toast and hay. The first third comes to an end with no noticeable flavor changes except the bitterness toning a bit. The burn and performance have been great. Moving into the second third there is a bit of pepper coming in. A small piece of the wrapper needs a touchup around the halfway mark. As the cigar moves past halfway the profile is showing some “darker” flavors like earth, milk chocolate, and dark roast coffee. There is still some subtle hay, cream, and slight bitterness. Hitting the band, the performance and burn have still been great. The bitter hay is picking back up and I’m getting the first tastes of any woodiness. Coming to an end at around an hour and 10 minutes the flavor and body are around full, but there is no strength. The only change in the profile near the end is a bit more pepper coming in.
The Ferio Tego Timeless Sterling is a great representation of a mild strength, medium-full flavor and body cigar. This cigar showed a lot of classic Connecticut shade flavors like hay, cream, slight bitterness or acidity, etc. It also showed a nice transition in the second half towards darker flavors, which was a relatively unique experience. I would recommend this cigar to someone who prefers mild strength, but does not want to sacrifice flavor, or to someone newer to smoking cigars. There is a lot to enjoy with this Timeless Sterling and I am pleased that Ferio Tego kept this brand alive.
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