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 Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 was a passion project for Melillo, and he says it took three years to perfect. The wrapper, he explains, was particularly difficult and time consuming to ferment. “This wrapper is incredibly oily, unique and flavorful,” Melillo said. “It is one of the most difficult wrappers to ferment in my opinion but the end result is well worth it.”
This latest release comes on the heels of the award-winning Wise Man Maduro and features a very special wrapper known as “Havana Seed CT No. 142” which is a leaf grown on a Connecticut River Valley farm.
The full blend is described as:
- Capa – Havana Seed CT No. 142
- Capote – San Andres Mexican
- Tripa – Nicaraguan/Jamastran
They will be available in 4 popular vitolas each packaged in 24-count boxes:
- Doble Corona (7 x 54) MSRP $12.00
- Toro (6 x 52) MSRP $11.50
- Corona (5.25 x 46) MSRP $9.00
- Robusto (5 x 50) MSRP $10.50
In the announcement, Foundation Cigars notes:
“Master blender; Nicholas Melillo, has been working with choice farmers in the Connecticut River Valley since 2014 to develop the Havana Seed CT #142 wrapper. The seed is extremely rare and unlike any other tobacco in the world. Due to the incredible amount of oil from the plant, it takes 3 yrs to undergo the fermentation process. The results make for a delicious medium to full-bodied blend with hints of cedar, spice, rich earthiness and natural sweetness. “