The latest cigar with a Connecticut wrapper from Nicholas Melillo is heading to stores.

Yesterday, Foundation Cigar Co. began shipping The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142, a four-size line that uses a new variety of tobacco, specifically Havana Seed CT #142 grown in Connecticut. Underneath that is a Mexican San Andrés binder over a Honduran and Nicaraguan filler.

  • The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 24, $252)
  • The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Corona (5 1/4 x 46) — $9 (Boxes of 24, $216)
  • The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Toro (6 x 52) — $11.50 (Boxes of 24, $276)
  • The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Double Corona (7 x 54) — $12 (Boxes of 24, $288)

Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. is making The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142. The factory also makes the original Tabernacle, which debuted in 2016.

(Jan. 14, 2019) — The original version of this article misidentified the Mexican San Andrés leaf as being part of the wrapper; it is actually the binder. We regret the error.

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