Cigar News: Foundation Cigars To Showcase the Olmec at 2022 PCA in Las Vegas, NV

The Olmecs are the early Americas’ most mysterious and ancient civilizations.  The Olmecs pre-date the Mayans and Aztecs and are considered the “mother culture” of Mesoamerica.  They are the first to create mathematically precise pyramids, calendars, and, as far as we know, the first to smoke cigars.  The Heart Land of the Olmecs is the Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars To Showcase the Olmec at 2022 PCA in Las Vegas, NV[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars & Highclere Castle Announce Highclere Castle Senetjer

Foundation Cigars has announced their latest collaboration with Highclere Castle – the Highclere Castle Senetjer. The company crafted this rare blend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Highclere Castle and famed archaeologist Howard Carter. The Highclere Castle Senetjer was aptly Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars & Highclere Castle Announce Highclere Castle Senetjer[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Introduces Menelik 6 x 52 Toro

The Menelik, since its heralded release as an event-only cigar in 2016, has been an elusive brand within the Foundation Cigars portfolio. Nicholas Melillo, owner and master blender stated: “I wanted to create a unique blend in limited quantities for those tobacconists that support all of our brands. It started as an event-only blend and has now become Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Introduces Menelik 6 x 52 Toro[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces Macho Raton for PCA 2022

El Güegüense is a transcendent satirical drama that embodies several facets of the Nicaraguan experience. Nicholas Melillo, the owner of Foundation Cigars, wanted to pay tribute to the country through this cigar’s name & blend. The brand’s legacy continues with Macho Raton for El Güegüense Corojo & The Wise Man Maduro. There are many characters Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces Macho Raton for PCA 2022[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigar Company Announces David and Goliath in Tabernacle CT Havana Seed #142

Last year, Foundation Cigar Company premiered the Perfecto extensions to its highly successful Tabernacle Broadleaf in both the David (5 x 54) and Goliath (5 x 58). In fact the David was selected as the Stogie Press #1 cigar in 2020 for the Medium Size Company Category and rated an amazing 97. Now, Nick Melillo, Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigar Company Announces David and Goliath in Tabernacle CT Havana Seed #142[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 – Episode 23 – Nick Melillo – Foundation Cigars

In this interview, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press sits down with Nick Melillo – Owner of Foundation Cigars. Nick is one of the most knowledgeable cigar men in the industry and we talk through his history in the business and discuss the Stogie Press 2020 Medium Company Cigar of the Year “The David”. This video Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 – Episode 23 – Nick Melillo – Foundation Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Top 2020 Cigars Ranked and Stacked

I thought this day would never come, crossing over from 2020 to 2021, but here it is. The bells are ringing, the ball has fallen, and the champagne corks are flying. With that celebration, I would like to unveil the ranked and stacked list of the Top Cigars for 2020 on Stogie Press. It has Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Top 2020 Cigars Ranked and Stacked[…]

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle David – Rated 97

Back in October, Foundation Cigar Company announced the release of two new extensions to their famed “The Tabernacle” line of cigars. A big part of the company’s portfolio, “The Tabernacle” blend prominently features Connecticut broadleaf tobacco. Foundation Cigars owner, Nicholas Melillo, has a deep connection, as a native son, to Connecticut soil where this special Read more about Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle David – Rated 97[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Releases Animated Upsetters Series

The Foundation Art team in Nicaragua has announced the creation of a new animated series, ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Upsetters’. This series is designed to celebrate Foundation Cigars most unique brand, The Upsetters, through vibrant and artistic shorts.  According to the company: “The story follows our main character, The Upsetter, being pursued by the Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Releases Animated Upsetters Series[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces The Tabernacle David & Goliath

There is no surprise that Foundation Cigar Company founder, Nicholas Melillo, has a long-time passion, love, and intimate experience with Broadleaf tobacco. It is prominently featured in the company’s “The Tabernacle” blend which has been a big part of the company’s portfolio. Nick has a deep connection, as a native son, to Connecticut soil where Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces The Tabernacle David & Goliath[…]

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 Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Extends Charter Oak[…]

Foundation Cigars Grasshopper

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.  The Grasshopper is a 5 puros pack that includes two cigars with San Andres Mexican wrapper, two cigars with Candela wrapper, and Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces – Event Only Cigar Pack “The Grasshopper”[…]

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars – Highclere Castle Victorian Toro – Rated 93

This year at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Nick Melillo and his Foundation Cigar Co. doubled down and released a follow-up to the award winning 2017 Highclere Castle. This time it is a Ecuadorian Habano Maduro cigar known as the Highclere Castle Victorian. In the press release prior to the show, the company Read more about Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars – Highclere Castle Victorian Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”

Foundation Cigars has just released a short film on the process of going from Seed to Cigar. The film is a time lapsed view into all the hands that are involved in bringing some of the finest premium cigars to market. According to the release: “Foundation Cigar Company is always exploring exciting ways to shake Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”[…]