Nomad Cigar Company Forges New Ground On Twitter

It is not easy in the cigar world to be the “first” at something.

The Nomad Cigar Company was not the first to introduce a great cigar. No, many companies have gone down that road.

Nor did Nomad become the first to create a cigar band, box, Facebook fan page, or even try and leverage social media.

No, the Nomad Cigar Company took things a bit further.

If you look closely at every Nomad cigar band, you will see two words. One is the unmistakable “Nomad” in big letters. The other, slightly off to the side, is the word, “@Godfadr.”

“@Godfadr” is the personal Twitter account for the company’s founder and President, Fred “Godfadr” Rewey.

There are other cigar companies using Twitter, but no one had been that in-your-face about creating an immediate access experience with the cigar maker.

We caught up with the “Godfadr” and asked him the story behind the band.

“Early on, when we were playing with different shapes and sizes, I was smoking a cigar at a local hangout outside of Orlando, FL. I gave the guy next to me a cigar. At the time, there were not even any bands on it.

He loved the cigar and preceded to take out his phone, look me up on Twitter, take a photo and post it to his Twitter account. Almost immediately after that, I received great comments and feedback from other cigar smokers.

At the time, I was always looking for opportunities to convey my “total access” philosophy; I wanted to personally stay in touch and communicate with people smoking Nomad cigars.

I thought, why not put it on the band? – it has been a great experience ever since”

Whatever the story of “how” it came to be, there is no doubt that it helps tie together a segment of cigar smokers that may not have the ability to hang out with a local group; let alone the founder of a cigar company.

Next time you light up a Nomad Cigar try tweeting @Godfadr. Just don’t be surprised when he replies.

Nomad Cigar Company Hits The Cigar Scene

Orlando, FL (March 28, 2012) – This March, Fred Rewey, founder and president of Nomad Cigar Company, Inc., introduced his first line of Nomad cigars.

Created in the heart of the Dominican Republic, Nomad’s initial offering comes in 5 shapes and each cigar showcases Dominican filler and binder with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

Nomad’s founder was adamant about focusing on the quality of the cigars first, and letting the price points fall where they must. Fred stated, “It doesn’t do any good staying focused on a [low] price point if you can’t deliver a solid cigar. Fortunately, at the end of the day, we were able to procure amazing tobacco and deliver it at an affordable price.”

Nomad’s flagship cigar is called the “Fugitive.” The 2012 Limited Edition is 5 7/8” in length with a max ring size of 64.  The Fugitive has a unique feature being tapered on both ends.

Also included in the initial line:

The “Drifter.” – Full 6” in length and a 60 Ring gauge.

The “Navigator” – A 6” Torpedo

The Renegade – A traditional 5 ½” x 54 Robusto

The Vagabond – 4 5/8” in length with a max ring size of 54 (also tapered on both ends).

The cigars are presented either in boxes or cellophane-bundled (online orders are “bundled” until late April).

Nomad also set out to shake up the cigar buying experience in two ways. One, people can go online and register for Nomad’s “Fugitive Club,” a cigar referral program that enables smokers to gain points and redeem for Nomad swag or even cigars. Secondly, Fred personally signs each order and Nomad has been known to throw “something extra” in the cigar orders – just to say thanks.

Nomad was focused on two factors from the very beginning; the cigars themselves and creating an unprecedented access to the company. It appears that they have accomplished both.

If cigar buyers are unable to find a retail location in their area currently carrying the Nomad line, they are also offered direct on Nomad’s website at


Fred “Godfadr” Rewey, Nomad Cigar Company

Twitter: @Godfadr