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[…]

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: 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[…]

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”[…]

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[…]