Foundation Cigars

Foundation Cigars  

Foundation Cigar Company is dedicated to quality, consistency, balance, flavor, and building brands with heart and soul.  

With nearly 20 years of love and dedication for the industry, we merge old world traditions with modern day styles and customs to produce unique premium cigars.

Our goal is to work with specially selected tobacconists who recognize our passion and dedication for quality artesian products.   We have developed strong relationships with some of the best tobacco growers throughout the world and have established our production in the valley of Esteli, Nicaragua.

Founder and master blender, Nicholas Melillo has traveled the world procuring tobacco, toiled in factories overseeing production and blended some of the top-rated and best-selling cigars in the industry. Under his watchful eye Foundation Cigars are inspected and each bale of tobacco is smoked to verify flavor, combustion and aroma.

 


The Tabernacle 



The Tabernacle is Foundation Cigar Company's newest super premium cigar, boasting a Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper and some of Nicaraguas finest fillers.  It is a combination of tastes that calls on founder Nichlos Melillo's roots in the Connecticut River Valley and also his work with the finest artisanal tobacco batches in Nicaragua.

Cigar

Length

Ring

Single

5

Box

The Tabernacle Broadleaf Corona

5 1/4

46


$8.87
$43.88
$172.80
The Tabernacle Broadleaf Torpedo

4 1/2

52


$10.34
$51.19
$201.60
The Tabernacle Broadleaf Robusto

5

50


$10.34
$51.19
$201.60
The Tabernacle Broadleaf Toro

6

52


$11.33
$56.06
$220.80
The Tabernacle Broadleaf Double Corona

7

54


$11.82
$58.50
$230.40
The Tabernacle Broadleaf Lancero

7

40


$12.31
$60.94
$240


El Gueguense Cigars

 


El Gueguense (pronounced  way when say ) or  "The Wise Man" is a true Nicaraguan Cigar, the debut cigar and initial line blended under Master Cigar Maker Nicholas Melillo for Foundation Cigar Company. A true Nicaraguan puro, each bale of tobacco that goes into this cigar is hand selected by Melillo with the filler leaves coming from a special vintage crop from years 2011 and 2012. Melillo is personally overseeing production at the Tobacco Valle de Jalapa (TABSA) facility with production being limited to 225 units per day. El Gueguense is aged in cedar humidors for 30 days before being shipped from Nicaragua ensuring The Wise Man celebrates the Nicaraguan people, land and culture.



Cigar

Length

Ring

Single

5

Box

El Gueguense Corona Corda

5  5/8

46


$9.75
$48.26
$198
El Gueguense Robusto

5  1/2

50

$10.34

$51.19


$210
El Gueguense Churchill

7 x 48

48

$10.84

$53.63


$220
El Gueguense Torpedo

6 1/4

52

$11.33

$56.06


$230
El Gueguense Toro Huaco

6

56

$11.82

$58.50


$240

The Upsetters 

 
Master Blender and world tobacco traveler Nicholas Melillo has released the next cigar in the Foundation's lineup.  The Upsetters, a blend of Jamaican and Nicaraguan fillers which is a travel story in itself, documenting Melillo's endless trips to tobacco fields and curing barns.



Cigar

Length

Ring

Single

5

Box

The Upsetters Small Axe

4 1/2

40


$6.44
$31.85
$156.80

 

 

Charter Oak



Foundation Cigar President Nick Melillo announces the completion of his newest brand, Charter Oak, set for release at the 2016 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas.  Charter Oak also pays tribute to Melillo's grandfather, who while earning a modest salary working for the Winchester Repeating Arms factory after WWII, smoked exclusively, broadleaf cigars manufactured by FD Graves on State St, while, no joke, Rick Ardito's grandfather, a guard at Winchester, also smoked FD Graves biggest selling broadleaf, Muniemakers.

 

Cigar

Length

Ring

Single

5

Box

Charter Oak Maduro Petite Corona

5 1/4

42


$6.72
$30
$76.80
Charter Oak Maduro Rothschild

4 1/2

50


$7.00
$31.25
$80
Charter Oak Maduro Lonsdale

6 1/4

46


$7.42
$33.13
$84.80
Charter Oak Maduro Toro

6

52


$7.70
$34.38
$88
Charter Oak Maduro Grande

6

60


$8.12
$36.25
$92.80
Charter Oak Shade Petite Corona

5 1/4

42


$6.72
$30
$76.80
Charter Oak Shade Rothschild

4 1/2

50


$7.00
$31.25
$80
Charter Oak Shade Lonsdale

6 1/4

46


$7.42
$33.13
$84.80
Charter Oak Shade Toro

6

52


$7.70
$34.38
$88
Charter Oak Shade Grande

6

60


$8.12
$36.25
$92.80