Our June/July issue features recommended whiskey and cigar pairings by Michael Herklots, Vice President of Retail and Brand Development for Nat Sherman International.
With sixteen years in retail tobacco and a Master Tobacconist certification, Herklots has seen it all. But we imagine that nothing could be more memorable than one iconic retail location he currently oversees: the Nat Sherman flagship store on 42nd Street in Manhattan.
The store is actually a 5,700 square foot, three-level townhouse that embodies the old-world spirit of Nat Sherman International. Renowned Hollywood and Broadway set designer Charles McCarry modeled the townhouse after Henry Higgins’ library in “My Fair Lady.” The space features soaring 30-foot ceilings and a permitter balcony around which cigar boxes are stacked on shelves like books. Inside one can also find the Johnson Club, a private smoking lounge named for Nat Sherman matriarch Lautia “Johnson” Sherman, and a climate-controlled humidor room where clients can store their cigars in private lockers.
In the heart of bustling Midtown Manhattan, the townhouse stands as a modern pillar of an old-world spirit: Slow down, relax, and enjoy the best of what this life can offer.
Read Herklots’ expert tips on pairing whiskey and cigars in our current issue and visit the world of Nat Sherman here.