What do you get when you take New York lawyers looking to bring absolute equilibrium to an otherwise chaotic world and who love cigars? You get a cigar that is the result of following the proper process with an added proprietary aging process they named NAP (Nomos Aging Process). While each cigar NAPs it continues to develop its unique aroma and flavor that sets itself apart from any other cigar the world over! This gets you a cigar that does not short cut the process and is produced at a factory that was vetted by these two legal minds so that they got what they wanted. The result is a new brand known as Nomos Cigars.
The company’s goal was and is – to produce cigars with consistency of taste and quality so that the cigars will become synonymous with the world’s best regarded ultra-premium cigars.
This young cigar company, based out of NY, released a single (6 x56) toro as their inaugural cigar in 2022. It comes packaged in 12-count boxes and carries an MSRP of $14.50/cigar.
The blend of the inaugural Nomos Cigar is described as:
- Wrapper – Cameroon
- Binder – Indonesian
- Filler – Eight-year-aged Dominican Seco, Five-year-aged Nicaraguan Criollo
For this review, I sampled 2 Nomos Cigars that I received from the company for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie Press.
The Nomos Cigar is draped in an oily, dark brown wrapped that has a bit of marbling running through it and exhibits a few veins. The cigar is firmly packed and feel weighty in the hand. A simple cap finishes the presentation.
A single band adorns the cigar. It uses a black and green motif that proudly displays the scales of justice in the center, signifying the co-founders love of law. The name “NOMOS” is printed above the scales using a silver Greek font.
Running the cigar along the nose, I detected rich floral notes along the barrel while the foot exuded pleasant buttery notes.
I sliced the cap straight across the shoulder and proceeded to give it some cold draw puffs that I found to be perfectly restricted while offering notes of pepper and slight sour fruit note.
Using y single flame torch, I warmed the foot to an even orange glow and drew in the first puffs of smooth cream and coffee notes. Follow along a burn this one to ash.
Cigar Review Notes
- Smooth start right off the first puff with notes of cream and coffee
- A light grey ash forms on top of a thick wavy char line
- Light peppery spice notes join the mix
- Natural Sweetness evolves
- Ash dropped revealing a decent cone
- Woody aroma wafts off the foot
- Dry fruit nuances enter midway
- Cedar notes grow through the second third
- Slight off-burn in final
- Sharp tannic notes appear in the final
- Medium in Strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 40 minutes
The Nomos cigar was a decent inaugural cigar for this new company. The early profile was flavorful with notes of coffee and sweet cream that I would describe as a elegant smoke. The light peppery spice and added woody aromas added a pleasant dimension. Flavors continued to evolve through the second third but in the final it got a bit overly tannic. But for the balance and pleasure in most of the burn this is one you may want to check out a fiver of. I rate this a 90.
Point Deductions: (-1) Wavy Burn; (-2) Sharp Tannic Notes in Final’; (-1) Slight Off burn in final