Cigar News: Foundation Cigars to Launch Highclere Castle Victorian at IPCPR 2019

After the highly successful launch of the Highclere Castle Cigar at the 2017 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Foundation Cigar Company has announced the upcoming release of the Highclere Castle Victorian. Globally recognized as the iconic face of the award-winning television drama, Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle partnered with Foundation Cigar to craft a cigar reminiscent of Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars to Launch Highclere Castle Victorian at IPCPR 2019[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigar Co. announces the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT 142 Lancero

Originally released one year ago at the 2018 IPCPR, the Tabernacle Havana Seed #142 created a stir in the cigar world as aficionados clamored for the unique combination of spicy and sweet tones that gave this cigar its unmistakable rich flavor. The #142 has so far offered consumers four sizes to enjoy; a 6 x Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigar Co. announces the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT 142 Lancero[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Brings the full Upsetters Line to Market

Inspired by the revolutionary artistry of Jamaica’s legendary musicians, Foundation Cigar Company is proud to share its world-class designs by the company’s own creative laboratory (The ATOL Collective) in what is the fulfillment, and the foundation, of The Upsetters cigars.    The Upsetters cigars were developed by Nicholas Melillo out of a decades-long love for Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Brings the full Upsetters Line to Market[…]

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars Wise Man Maduro Lancero – Rated 97

This time last year, we were wrapping up our selection for the best Boutique Cigar of 2017, and when all was said and done it was the Foundation Cigars Wise Man Maduro Torpedo that took the top slot. There were numerous other accolades given to Foundation Cigars owner Nick Melillo for his Wise Man Maduro Read more about Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars Wise Man Maduro Lancero – Rated 97[…]

Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Starts Shipping Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142

Through Email Blasts and Social Media Posts, Foundation Cigar Co. has announced they have begun shipping the new Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142. The cigar was announced at this years IPCPR and the is of the most anticipated cigars for 2018. In the announcement the company quotes the most recent Cigar Insider article:  “Blending The Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Starts Shipping Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142[…]

The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT. No. 142

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 – Rated 97

It has been three months since we presented Nick Melillo the award for the Stogie Press #1 Boutique Cigar of the 2017. The award for the excellent craftsmanship, and superb blend, of the Wise Man Maduro. Those that have enjoyed that cigar probably don’t disagree with our assessment. Now, here we are, 3 months later, Read more about Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 – Rated 97[…]

Nick Melillo

Stogie Press Presents Foundation CIgars #1 Boutique Cigar of 2017 at the IPCPR

We have finally made it home from the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show and I have been going through the many photos and videos we took during the event. To begin our coverage of this years show I would like to start with the presentation of the 2017 Boutique Cigar of the Year. One of our Read more about Stogie Press Presents Foundation CIgars #1 Boutique Cigar of 2017 at the IPCPR[…]

Foundation Cigars Joins the Lancero Downpour

As I have noted in past news, 2018 is going to be the year of the lancero, at first I thought it was just raining lanceros, but now I think it is a downpour as more cigar brands are filling out the portfolios of their most popular blends with the long-lost lancero vitola. The latest Read more about Foundation Cigars Joins the Lancero Downpour[…]

The Tabernacle Lancero

Foundation Cigar Co. The Tabernacle Lancero Cigar Review -Rated 96

Back in August of 2016, I had the pleasure of reviewing the The Tabernacle Toro cigar which was one of the fantastic blends Nick Melillo introduced at the 2016 IPCPR.  So when my good friend and Stogie Press associate, Alton Otto, gifted me some Lanceros of The Tabernacle. I have to say I was grateful for Read more about Foundation Cigar Co. The Tabernacle Lancero Cigar Review -Rated 96[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 10 – 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22,  2017 We are moving into Christmas weekend and that means it is time for the next 5 candidates for the Stogie Press 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars and that also means there are only 10 more candidates to select before the end of the month. So without further fanfare let me Read more about 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 10 – 15[…]

Foundation Highclere Castle Cigar Review

Back in March of 2015, Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS announced, Season 6 would be the final season of the hit drama series Downton Abbey. Interestingly, 2015 was the year Nicholas Melillo (Nick-R-Agua), the former head of Drew Estate Nicaragua, formed the Foundation Cigar Company. Now here we are in 2017 and we learn there is a Read more about Foundation Highclere Castle Cigar Review[…]

Foundation Wise Man Maduro Guest Cigar Review

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Zachary Riley, who has been a fervent reader of Stogie Press and recently contacted me to see if he could pen a review for publication. I have to say, he is a well informed cigar smoker.  We chatted for a bit this past weekend, and decided he would write his inaugural Read more about Foundation Wise Man Maduro Guest Cigar Review[…]

A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Desflorada

2016 Top Connecticut Cigars –

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2017 Once again, Stogie Press brings you our pick of the top Connecticut cigars for the past year. We created this category because Connecticut wrapped cigars don’t always get the recognition they deserve. Although many think these blonde beauties are mild compared to their darker brethren, that is not always the Read more about 2016 Top Connecticut Cigars –[…]