A special version of the Tabernacle Corona Gorda is heading to stores.
Foundation Cigar Co. has begun shipping its Chest Collector Humidor, a limited 30-count humidor box containing a different version of the typical Tabernacle Corona Gorda.
While the blend is unique, the cigar still uses the same basic specs of the regular Tabernacle Corona Gorda: 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.
The new cigar is meant to celebrate the company’s new headquarters, which it opened up earlier this year in the middle of a tobacco field in Windsor, Conn.
As for the humidor, it’s inspired by a Hoyo de Monterrey humidor from the 1920s. It opens to reveal two boxes which fold up and out. On inside of the lid is artwork of tobacco fields created by Alex Thief Operandi.
Nicholas Melillo, founder of Foundation Cigar Co., has said there are only 200 boxes. It is priced at $500 per humidor, $16.60 per cigar.