Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Extends Charter Oak

Foundation Cigars announced today a Habano blend extension to the their famed Charter Oak line of cigars. In addtion to the adding the Habano blend, the company is also adding a new (6 x 52) torpedo to the extension.

Packaging has also changed for the torpedo as it will come in 50-count cabinet boxes. The rest of the Habano blend will be packaged in 20-count boxes.

The new Charter Oak habano blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder – Nicaraguan
  • Filler – Nicaraguan

Including the Torpedo vitola, the Charter Oak Habano is expressed in 6 different vitolas:

  • Petite Corona (5.25 x 42) MSRP $5.50
  • Rothschild (5.5 x 50) MSRP $5.70
  • Lonsdale (6.25 x 46) MSRP $6.00
  • Toro (6 x 52) MSRP $6.20
  • Grande (6 x 60) MSRP $6.50
  • Torpedo (6 x 52) MSRP $7.00

Production is being handled by Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua in Estelí, Nicaragua and the company expects shipping to retailers in the coming weeks.

While many ciagrs made by Foundation Cigars highlight a leaf from his home state of Connecticut, Nick noted:

“Unfortunately, there is not enough supply of Connecticut Habano for this brand and also it is very costly. Connecticut Habano needs almost three years in fermentation and we only have enough for use on our Tabernacle Havana Seed CT blend.”

Foundation Cigars Charter Oak Torpedo

Foundation Cigars founder, Nicholas Melillo added:

“There’s nothing like a 50-count cabinet – or a 6×52 Torpedo!  Why not put them together in one beautiful package?”

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Foundation’s Charter Oak line is an homage to the unique soil and historic brands of the company’s native state of Connecticut.  

Foundation Cigars Charter Oak Torpedo

The company declared:

Earning the distinction of #1 Best Buy from Cigar Aficionado, whether in the silky Connecticut Shade, the rustic CT Broadleaf, or now the rich Habano, the Charter Oaks are the perfect go-to cigar for every day and every occasion.


About Foundation Cigar Company

Foundation Cigar Company was formed by Nicholas Melillo in June of 2015 and debuted El Güegüense, The Wise Man – Corojo, 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 Estelí, Nicaragua. Foundation Cigar company’s goal is to bring top-quality premium cigars to connoisseurs around the world.

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