Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces – Event Only Cigar Pack “The Grasshopper”

Foundation Cigars announced they are introducing a new “event only” cigar pack called the Grasshopper. This decision was made in the wake of the much sought after Menelik being made available for sale. 

Foundation Cigars  Grasshopper
Foundation Cigars Grasshopper

The Grasshopper is a 5 puros pack that includes two cigars with San Andres Mexican wrapper, two cigars with Candela wrapper, and one cigar with a barber pole combination of San Andres and Candela.  

Each puro will have a Corojo binder from Jalapa Nicaragua and the filler contains tobaccos from Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa Nicaragua. Each stick measures 5 1/4 x 52. This pack will be available with purchase of other Foundation boxes and only at events that Foundation’s Nicholas Melillo attends.

Foundation Cigars  Grasshopper
Foundation Cigars Grasshopper

In the press release, Foundation Cigars noted:

Throughout his continuous research of cigars and tobacco, Nick kept finding references to an antique book, ‘A Textbook on Tobacco,’ written by Carl Werner in 1914. Within this book, Werner discusses the etymology of the word cigar and its linguistic origins in Spain. Ciggara in Spanish means grasshopper and with the insects filling local gardens with their loud chirps, Spaniards called the gardens ciggarals- ‘places where the grasshoppers are thickest’.

As private Spanish gardens became popular for growing tobacco, “cigar” naturally emerged as the word for the final product. This interpretation profoundly struck Nick as the most logical etymological explanation for the word cigar that he had come across. Naming Foundation’s new event-only cigar The Grasshopper pays homage to this history and the poetic evolution of the words we use every day. 

Foundation Cigars  Grasshopper
Foundation Cigars Grasshopper

The Grasshopper debuted Saturday, November 2nd at the anniversary event of Ligero Tobacco House in GA. Ligero Tobacco House is home to the only Foundation Cigar lounge in the country, making there no better place to debut this exclusive new pack. 

Ligero Tobacco House
2828 Buford Dr #400
Buford, GA 30519
Event Time: 2-7pm

If you can’t make the event on Saturday, look for more Nick Melillo events coming to shop near you.


About Foundation Cigar Company

Foundation Cigar Company was formed by Nicholas Melillo in June of 2015 and debuted El Güegüense, The Wise Man – Corona, which was awarded among Cigar Aficionado’s ‘top 25 cigars’of 2016. The Company launched The Tabernacle, Charter Oak, and the infused line, The Upsetters, in 2016. In 2018, The Wise Man Maduro was named #3 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado and The Charter Oak was named Best Value Cigar.  Foundation’s home offices reside in the Connecticut River Tobacco Valley and its production in Esteli, Nicaragua. Foundation Cigar Company’s goal is to bring top quality premium cigars to connoisseurs around the world.

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