Michael Herklots, former Vice President of Nat Sherman International, LLC has a new business venture–he’s now the principal and managing member of Ferio Tego, LLC, a premium cigar and accessories distribution company. Ferio Tego will have its own flagship brand of premium cigars that will be offered in limited productions and it has acquired the brands formerly owned and distributed by Nat Sherman International, LLC, and their respective intellectual property. Herklots’ partner at Ferio Tego is Brendon Scott, the former Vice President and chief financial officer of Nat Sherman, LLC.
Ferio Tego is the Herklots family motto that sits below the shield on the Herklots family coat of arms, which dates back to 1641. The coat of arms features an images of Hercules striking a hydra within the crest’s shield, which will serve as the company logo.
“Having spent the last nine years developing and building these iconic brands, I am excited to be able to continue that work with Brandon,” commented Herklots. “I’m proud of the way we were able to balance the need to maintain consistency with core products, while continuing to innovate with new offerings. Ferio Tego will continue that commitment far into the future.”
Scott added: “We are grateful to Altria for working with us to find a path forward for these brands. I am extremely excited to work with Michael and our manufacturing partners to continue the legacy of these brands built by so many people over many decades. We are eager to bring our products back into the humidors of retailers and consumers.”