Foundation Plans Chest Collector Humidor

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There’s a new release from Foundation Cigar Co. and it will only be available in a humidor.

Foundation has announced the Chest Collector Humidor, a new limited edition release of humidors that will each contain 30 exclusive Tabernacle Coronas. Those cigars, which will feature a secondary band, use a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binders and fillers from the Jamastran Valley in Honduras and the Estelí and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua.

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Those are the same basic specs of the regular Tabernacle blend, but Nicholas Melillo, the company’s founder told halfwheel it’s “a different blend of tobaccos.”

The humidors open like a normal box, though they feature a box each attached at the hinge of the left and right sides of the humidor. In addition, they feature a vista of the Foundation logo overlooking a tobacco field, created by Alex Thief Operandi.

Pricing for the humidors has not been finalized, but it will debut at next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas. Production is said to be limited to a “couple hundred” humidors.

It’s designed to pay tribute to an experiment station, a place where seeds are documented and stored by farmers in the region.

In addition, the company has announced that it is moving into a new headquarters located in Windsor, Conn.—in a building located in actual tobacco field.

“We at Foundation Cigar Company are honored to be a part of this long and amazing tradition of tobacco in Connecticut. Our office is on a tobacco field,” said Melillo in a press release. “Fifty-three acres of the most beautiful fields you have ever seen. When we look out the windows we are looking at three old tobacco barns, that over the years have seen thousands upon thousands of pounds of tobacco move through on their way to becoming cigars. Our goal is to keep alive Experiment Station.”

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Charlie Minato
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