About the Foundation Aksum Cigar

From 8th Century BC to the Middle Ages, the Aksumite Kingdom ruled the area that is now known as Ethiopia. It is also the location where the Ark of the Covenant was laid to rest according to legend. The Ark was brought to the kingdom by Menelik the First, whose parents were King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. The Foundation Aksum Cigar was created to honor the Aksumite Kingdom and its place in history. The cigar’s box and band features an image of Ras Makonnen who was the governor of Harar (a walled city in Ethiopia). Ras was considered one of Ethiopia’s greatest leaders from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The Aksum Cigar comes dressed in an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper (claro or maduro) and capped off with a pigtail. The wrapper cloaks a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a Nicaraguan filler. The blend offers a medium to full-strength smoking experience with a deep complexity and an enticing aroma. To experience the deep flavors of this fine cigar and its rich history, check out Foundation Aksum Claro or the Foundation Aksum Maduro.