Foundation Cigars

Nicholas Melillo, founder and master blender of Foundation Cigar Company, travels the world in search of the finest tobaccos to produce unique and memorable smokes. Foundation cigars uses traditional cigar-making techniques to create an extensive portfolio of premium cigars that appeals to novice as well as veteran cigar lovers.

Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut

According to Nick Melillo, President of the Foundation Cigar Co., the Charter Oak Connecticut cigar is an homage to his home state of Connecticut. In addition, Melillo wanted to create a budget-conscious cigar designed to be enjoyed every day and for any occasion. The Charter Oak Connecticut surpasses this goal. The Charter Oak’s handsome Connecticut shade wrapper surrounds a Sumatran binder which envelops a carefully blended filler from the Jalapa and Estelí regions of Nicaragua.
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Mild
  • Wrapper Color
    Claro
  • Wrapper
    USA Connecticut Shade
  • Binder
    Sumatra
  • Filler
    Nicaragua
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    AJ Fernandez
Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut Grande 6 * 60
The Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut Grande is a wallet-friendly, mild bodied toro that is handmade in Nicaragua at the Tabacalera de AJ Fernandez. Its smooth, light brown USA Connecticut Shade wrapper drapes a Sumatra binder and a Nicaraguan filler. This mellow blend has a sweet cocoa and creamy flavor profile that is accented with peppery and spicy notes. The Charter Oak Connecticut looks, feels, and tastes like a loftier priced cigar, but at a very down-to-earth price.
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Box of 20$138.00
$124.95
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Robusto, Mild, Claro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut Rothschild 41/2 * 50
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$109.95
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Toro, Mild, Claro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut Toro 6 * 52
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$6.30
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Foundation Charter Oak Habano

The Foundation Charter Oak Habano is a line extension to the Charter Oak brand. The brand pays tribute to the historic centuries old oak tree that symbolizes the state of Connecticut’s early heritage. The Charter Oak Habano is composed of a Nicaraguan binder and filler that is masterly cloaked by an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It is a medium bodied stick with a spicy profile. The Foundation Charter Oak Habano is expertly hand crafted at Tabacalera Fernandez in Nicaragua for the Foundation Cigar Company.
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Medium
  • Wrapper Color
    Natural
  • Wrapper
    Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder
    Nicaragua
  • Filler
    Nicaragua
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    AJ Fernandez
Toro, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Habano Grande 6 * 60
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Single$6.90
$6.55
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Lonsdale, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Habano Lonsdale 61/4 * 46
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Box of 20$128.00
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Single$6.40
$6.10
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Petit Corona, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Habano Petite Corona 51/4 * 42
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Box of 20$118.00
$106.95
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Single$5.90
$5.60
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Robusto, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Habano Rothschild 41/2 * 50
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Toro, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Habano Toro 6 * 52
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Torpedo, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Habano Torpedo 6 * 52
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Box of 50$362.50
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Foundation Charter Oak Maduro

Handmade at the famed Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, the Foundation Charter Oak Maduro is a value-priced cigar that smokes like a premium. A rugged, sweet USA Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper surrounds the Foundation Charter Oak Maduro’s Sumatran binder and Nicaraguan fillers to create earthy and chocolatey notes with hints of cedar.
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Medium
  • Wrapper Color
    Maduro
  • Wrapper
    USA Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder
    Sumatra
  • Filler
    Nicaragua
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    AJ Fernandez
Toro, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Maduro Grande 6 * 60
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Lonsdale, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Maduro Lonsdale 61/4 * 46
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Foundation Charter Oak Maduro Petite Corona 51/4 * 42
The Foundation Charter Oak Maduro Petite Corona is a medium strength cigar that is handmade at AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera factory in Nicaragua. Its rustic, dark USA Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper covers a Sumatran binder and a filler composed of Nicaraguan leaves. This is a great everyday smoke that offers up warm notes of earth and chocolate with hints of cedar.
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$106.95
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Robusto, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Maduro Rothschild 41/2 * 50
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$109.95
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Toro, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Charter Oak Maduro Toro 6 * 52
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Foundation Menelik

The Foundation Menelik is a medium-strength cigar that is handmade in Nicaragua. It has a dark Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper that is draped over a Nicaraguan Corojo binder and long-filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. The Foundation Menelik’s flavor profile consists of pepper, earth, and oak.
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Medium
  • Wrapper Color
    Maduro
  • Wrapper
    Mexican San Andres Maduro
  • Binder
    Nicaraguan Corojo
  • Filler
    Nicaragua
    Jalapa
    Esteli
    Condega
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    Aganorsa
Robusto, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation Menelik Petite Robusto 41/2 * 52
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Toro, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
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$177.95
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Foundation The Upsetters

Fine Jamaican cow tongue tobacco and the best Nicaraguan tobacco join forces to make The Upsetters a true disrupter in the cigar world and help put Jamaica back on the map as a producer of fine tobacco. Grown in the soil rich hills of Jamaica, the tobacco is shipped to Estelí, Nicaragua where it is blended with Nicaraguan tobacco and expertly made by hand. The Upsetters’ brand offers eight lines of cigars each with its own distinct wrapper. Regardless of whether you’re a traditionalist or experimentalist, once smoked, The Upsetters will surely earn a place in your humidor. 
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Medium
  • Wrapper Color
    Natural
  • Wrapper
    Sumatra
  • Binder
    Nicaragua
  • Filler
    Nicaragua
    Jamaica
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    The Foundation Cigar Co.
Robusto, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation The Upsetters Django 5 * 54
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Pyramid , Medium, Double Claro, from Nicaragua
Foundation The Upsetters Para El Sapo 41/2 * 38 * 54
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Churchill, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Foundation The Upsetters Rock Steady 7 * 48
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Small Panatela, Medium, Claro, from Nicaragua
Foundation The Upsetters Small Axe 41/2 * 40
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Single$5.42
$5.15
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Toro, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation The Upsetters The Original Rude Boy 6 * 60
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Single$13.55
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Toro, Medium, Maduro, from Nicaragua
Foundation The Upsetters Zola 6 * 52
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Highclere Castle Edwardian

Named after the historic castle made famous from the popular British show Downton Abbey, the hand-made Highclere Castle cigar features an exquisite Connecticut-shade wrapper that envelopes a dark, rich Brazilian Mata Fina binder. The Highclere Castle’s filler is made from a special blend of criollo, corojo seed, and an exclusive hybrid seed the manufacturer calls Nicadán. The Highclere Castle is a mild- to medium-strength cigar that will be a welcomed addition to fans of Connecticut tobacco and creating some new converts.
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Medium
  • Wrapper Color
    Claro
  • Wrapper
    USA Connecticut Shade
  • Binder
    Brazil Mata Fina
  • Filler
    Nicaragua
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    Tabacalera Palma
Churchill, Medium, Claro, from Nicaragua
Highclere Castle Edwardian Churchill 7 * 48
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Box of 20$330.00
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Corona, Medium, Claro, from Nicaragua
Highclere Castle Edwardian Corona 51/2 * 46
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Petit Corona, Medium, Claro, from Nicaragua
Highclere Castle Edwardian Petite Corona 5 * 42
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Box of 20$250.00
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Robusto, Medium, Claro, from Nicaragua
Highclere Castle Edwardian Robusto 5 * 50
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Box of 20$290.00
$261.95
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Toro, Medium, Claro, from Nicaragua
Highclere Castle Edwardian Toro 6 * 52
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Box of 20$310.00
$279.95
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Hyun Shin  Is this back order? It doesn’t say on here but when i put into the check out page, it comes out saying back order
Posted 9/4/2021   
  • NeptuneCigar.com  At the time of this response, I am happy to confirm that we have boxes available.
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Sean Goff  The description says 4 1/2x30 but the picture says 4 1/2x40. Which is it?
Posted 5/19/2021   
  • NeptuneCigar.com  Thank you for bringing this discrepancy to our attention. We have updated the listing, as it is a 40 ring gauge.
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Anonymous  Can u get in a light strength
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  • NeptuneCigar.com  For a more mild selection, we recommend the Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut: https://www.neptunecigar.com/cigar/foundation-charter-oak-connecticut
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Paul Dawson  What cost to ship to the uk by standard mail. In no rush to get them
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Anonymous  Do you guys carry these in a lonsdale or could that size be specially ordered?
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  • NeptuneCigar.com  We do not currently carry the lonsdale, but you can certainly special order a box with us. It is $95 for the box of 20, plus shipping. Call or email to order yours.
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  • NeptuneCigar.com  Due to extremely limited supply, this cigar is available for purchase by single only, 5 maximum.
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