Press Release: Schrader Cellars teams up with Nat Sherman

Schrader MMXIII Limited Edition Cigar by Nat Sherman.

Schrader Cellars is releasing the Limited Edition Schrader MMXIII Cigar to the market. This is the second cigar offered by Schrader Cellars, following the release of the Doco-Est MMIX in 2010. The Schrader MMXIII is made with the guidance of Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots at the Quesada Cigars Factory in the Dominican Republic. It will be launching on May 17, 2016.

Fred Schrader, owner and proprietor of Schrader Cellars said, “next to my endeavors in wine, this is the most exciting challenge I have embraced. This Sparky cigar has been a three year project during which time my close friend Michael Herklots and I tried 12 different prototypes before we found perfection. We have achieved what we feel is an unparalleled cigar. As they say the proof is in the smoke!”

“We took our time to make sure we created an experience that would appeal to both the Schrader customer and the Nat Sherman customer, as well as enthusiasts of great wine and cigars globally,” shared Michael Herklots, Vice President of Retail and Brand Development for Nat Sherman and a long-time friend of Schrader. “We listened to the feedback on our first Schrader cigar, and used those opinions to create this one. They’re spectacular.”

The Schrader MMXIII, affectionately called “Sparky 2”, combines filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Peru and Dominican Republic with a Dominican binder and Dominican wrapper. It’s a unique perfecto shape, with a 42 ring gauge open foot, and expanding to a 60 ring gauge center before tapering back to a 38 at the cap. “This format provides a profound platform for development of flavor and aroma, much like how a wine can change in the glass, and throughout the bottle,” shared Herklots. The cigars were aged for 26 months in the Dominican Republic prior to release.

Packed in stunning piano black boxes of six cigars with the iconic Schrader Dragon logo, the cigars are adorned with a Schrader primary band, and a Nat Sherman secondary band. 2,500 six-pack boxes will be released with an MSRP of $84.00 per box plus applicable taxes.


The Limited Edition Schrader MMXIII will be available in one size: Perfecto 6″ x 38/60/42



Origin: Dominican
Wrapper: Dominican
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Nicaraguan Peruvian Dominican

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Press Release and Photos: Courtesy of Nat Sherman

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