Simply Stogies Podcast

Hosted ByJames Giehm

A cigar journey.

Episode 14: AMA w/Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars

Small Batch Cigar

I get the opportunity to sit down and chat with Nick Melillo, master blender, and founder of Foundation Cigars for a AMA/Virtual Cut & Light via Zoom Meeting. We had a fantastic conversation about Nick’s cigar journey, how he got started, what he’s learned, and where he’s going. We discussed a slew of topics that ranged from the various cigar lines at Foundation, to Nick’s approach to blending cigar, Nick’s love of history, and the dreaded FDA. It was a fantastic chat that I hope you enjoy as much as I did. I am thankful for Nick being so generous with his time and sharing his passion with us.

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