A third blend is coming to Foundation Cigar Company’s Charter Oak line. Today the company announced the Charter Oak Habano will be shipping to retailers in late September.
Charter Oak was introduced in 2016 in both a Connecticut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Charter Oak pays homage to founder Nicholas Melillo‘s home state of Connecticut where the Charter Oak tree is a historical symbol.
Charter Oak Habano consists of a Habano Ecuador wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. There are six vitolas. Five of the vitolas are common to the Charter Oak Connecticut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf lines. The sixth size, a torpedo, is unique to the Charter Oak Habano. Each size is presented in 20-count boxes except the torpedo which is presented in 50-count boxes.
“I am happy to have been able to blend a beautiful Habano wrapper into an expansion of the Charter Oak line, filling the profile gap between the CT Shade and the CT Broadleaf,” said Melillo in a press release. “This is a medium-bodied, spicy blend with amazing flavor at a great value.”
At a glance, here is a look at the Charter Oak Habano:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez de Nicaragua SA
Petite Corona: 5 1/4 x 42
Rothschild: 4 1/2 x 50
Lonsdale: 6 1/4 x 46
Toro: 6 x 52
Grande: 6 x 60
Torpedo: 6 x 52
Photo Credits: Foundation Cigar Company