The third Charter Oak line from Foundation Cigar Co. is off to stores.

Foundation has announced it has begun shipping the new Charter Oak Habano. The new six-vitola line uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua.


It is offered in the same five sizes as the original Charter Oak blends, as well as a 6 x 52 torpedo:

  • Charter Oak Habano Petite Corona (5 1/4 x 42) — $5.50 (Boxes of 20, $110)
  • Charter Oak Habano Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50) — $5.70 (Boxes of 20, $114)
  • Charter Oak Habano Lonsdale (6 1/4 x 46) — $6 (Boxes of 20, $120)
  • Charter Oak Habano Toro (6 x 52) — $6.20 (Boxes of 20, $124)
  • Charter Oak Habano Grande (6 x 60) — $6.50 (Boxes of 20, $130)
  • Charter Oak Habano Torpedo (6 x 52) — $7 (Boxes of 50, $350)

Like the original Charter Oak lines—Maduro and Shade—the Habano is produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The name Charter Oak refers to an oak tree that is believed to have stood in Hartford, Conn. from the 12th century until the 1850s. Foundation is located in Windsor, Conn.


Charlie Minato

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