For nearly 15 years, I was simply an appreciative cigar smoker.
Then it all changed…
Just over three years ago, at the urging of people in the cigar industry, I boarded a plane and headed to Dominican Republic and the small town of Tamboril.
Mostly a fact-finding trip that later led me to the tobacco fields of Nicaragua.
I admit it. I am not your typical cigar maker.
I am not a 40th generation Cuban.
I did not work side-by-side with my father in the tobacco fields starting at the age of four.
I do not have countless family members all raised in the art of growing, blending, and rolling cigars.
Nope, I was never that lucky. But I did have a very important game plan.
Check the ego at the border.
Every time I cross the border to Dominican Republic or Nicaragua I check the ego at the door.
The people living there have tobacco in their DNA. I can spend the rest of my life there (and I seem to be trying) and not know 1/10th of what they know.
Nomad’s success is due to nothing more than learning all I can and not cutting corners
- Work with great tobacco.
- Blend to showcase the tobaccos greatest attributes
- Quality construction
My blending skills are simply the result of time spent in the thick of it, playing with as much tobacco as I can get my hands on.
I spend approximately three months a year abroad. And that time could be the most enjoyable part of the process. Sure, I love the events and meeting people…but that almost seems like the celebration party after a cigar is ready.
It is no secret that I modeled the business side of Nomad after some of the world’s best – but with my own twist, passion, and influence.
I truly hope you enjoy Nomad cigars, tell friends, and join me* on this incredible journey.