Foundation Cigar Company celebrates the state of Connecticut, large producer of the homonym tobacco, with a limited release humidor.
Nick Melillo, president of Foundation Cigar Company, said: “With this humidor we want to honoring the whole chain of production of Connecticut tobacco, those that imported the seeds and those that cultivated and selected them for a hundred years.”
The Foundation Cigar Company logo is seared on the outside of the humidor’s lid; opening it, you’ll find the artwork, which showcases a barn on a tobacco field that is immersed in sunlight, of the artist Alex Thief Operando under the lid. Where you’d usually find the cigars, is a double doored cabinet style opening. The two wings contain 5 cigars, the Tabernacle Corona, each and underneath are another 20 cigars of the same size. These cigars are made up of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, a Mexican San Andres binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. The Nicaraguan tobacco comes from the La Soledad farm, a plantation proberty of A.J. Fernandez.
The form of the humidor is inspired by the boxes in which the old farmers kept their precious seeds; sales of the humidor will begin at the IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas.