Nick Melillo

Top 10 Boutique Cigar Companies You Must Try

What is a boutique cigar? That question has been asked by aficionados and enthusiasts for years causing much debate within the community. Definitions of what makes a cigar brand boutique include: Brands who do not own their own factory, brands who only produce lines in small batches, and even cigars manufactured in a small factory….

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Foundation El Gueguense

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona Gorda SIZE:   5-5/8″ x 46 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99 BINDER:   Nicaraguan Corojo 99 FILLER:   Nicaraguan Corojo & Criollo from Estelli & Jalapa STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Jungle Jim’s ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN: January 12, 2017 @ 10 AM DRINKS: Starbucks Dark Roast WEATHER: Super…

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Episode 14: AMA w/Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars

I get the opportunity to sit down and chat with Nick Melillo, master blender, and founder of Foundation Cigars for a SimplyStogies.club 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…

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Foundation Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Corona SIZE:   5-1/4″ x 46 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Tabacalera AJ Fernandez WRAPPER:   Connecticut Havana Seed CT #142 BINDER:   Mexican San Andres FILLER:   Nicaraguan (Esteli & Jalapa); Honduran (Jamastran) STRENGTH:   Medium – Full SOURCE: Party Source, Bellevue KY ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Three Season Porch at Home WHEN: May 23, 2019 @ 11 AM DRINKS: Coffee (Black)…

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