Foundation Cigar Co.

Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Goliath

In January 2014, Nicholas Melillo left his job as the executive vice-president of international operations for Drew Estate Tobacco Company. Soon after, he founded Melillo International—a…

Highclere Castle Victorian Toro

Foundation Cigar Co.’s portfolio includes an impressive range of cigars, from flavored to traditional, fairly mild to fairly full and in your face. There’s also…

The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker

Summer means warm and sunny days, vacations, and since 2007, the newest release in a series of short and fairly potent cigars. That’s the year…

El Güegüense 5 Year Aniversario

If you are a cigar company celebrating an anniversary, it almost always means a new cigar to commemorate. For Foundation Cigar Co., 2020 marked the…

The Tabernacle David

This fall, Foundation Cigar Co. added a pair of perfectos to The Tabernacle line, and like the line’s biblical name, the cigars draw their names…

Charter Oak Habano Torpedo

Cigar companies adding new wrapper options to existing blends is nothing new and has been written about more times than I would like to admit….

The Wise Man Maduro Lancero

A month after announcing that his cigar brand would be named Foundation Cigar Co., Nicholas Melillo surprised some in the cigar world with the news…

Highclere Castle Victorian Toro

This year, Foundation Cigar Co. and Highclere Castle Cigar Co. did what many companies do, release a maduro version of a cigar. In this case, it…

The Wise Man Maduro Lancero

In 2017, Foundation Cigar Co. followed up its debut El Güegüense with a maduro version, known as The Wise Man Maduro. It uses a Mexican…

The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Corona

Once Nicholas Melillo announced his new Foundation Cigar Co., the question became when would the self-proclaimed “chief of broadleaf” make a cigar with a Connecticut…

Foundation Chest Collector Humidor

Just before the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Foundation Cigar Co. announced a new release that would only be available in a humidor. Of course,…