Last June, Nomad Cigar Company announced the release of ‘Martial Law’ at that year’s IPCPR show in July. Nomad | Martial Law blend uses all four tobacco regions of Nicaragua; Jalapa, Condega, Esteli, and Ometepe. It comes packed in a 12 count box, with dividers. Martial Law is Nomad’s 8th Nicaraguan blend and 11th blend overall in its lineup.
“The Esteli Lot 8613 has been one of my most popular blends. I love the rustic nature of it but also wanted something with a bit more punch or complexity. Basically the Matial Law blend started as my wanting a double ligero version of the Lot 8613 and kind of grew from there.” Fred Rewey said in a press release.
It is also Nomad’s first project with James and Angela Brown at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Rewey added, “I was very impressed with Fabrica Oveja Negra during a visit last year. Frankly, I have not seen anyone get a new factory up to speed as fast as they did. With attention to detail and excellent tobacco, a project there was inevitable at some point.” Details on the Nomad Martial Law include: Wrapper: Habano, Binder: Jalapa, Filler: Nicaraguan, Factory: Fabrica Oveja Negra 6×50 Toro, 12 Count Box, $12.00 MSRP.
This cigar has a beautiful looking wrapper with even color, smoothness to the touch, and a visible sheen. Wrapper smells a bit spicy, like green peppers, and the foot smells like a drying barn.
Spicy start like wrapper, settles in a charred oak flavor comes out. Bitter coffee. Even burn. There is just a hint of sweetness. The spice comes down a little in the start of this third.
The oak is still there but joined by smooth creaminess. Towards the end of the third there is a distinct bread note. It works well with the cream.
In this third there is still a wood component, but not as “charred”. The fruit is gone but the creaminess is still around, and joined by renewed white pepper.
This was a really good cigar, not overpowering, but lots of flavor. It changed quite a bit throughout the thirds, but was always balanced. Construction was superb with an even burn and tight but good draw, think Cuba. Glad I bought a box.