Nick Melillo burst onto the cigar scene with his Foundation Cigar Company and quickly proved his success as Drew Estate’s former tobacco guru was no fluke. Melillo became revered for his luxurious creations, yet he understood the true challenge was to make a luxury-quality cigar at an affordable everyday price. Melillo most emphatically rose the challenge with Charter Oak.
On a mission to bring together the absolute best tobaccos available and keep prices to a minimum, Melillo also had a keen eye on celebrating the rich tobacco heritage of his home state of Connecticut. The name ‘Charter Oak’ is a nod to the 600-year old white oak tree that once stood in Hartford, Connecticut and served as an inspiration for the fight for independence.
And the 6” x 52 Charter Oak Connecticut Shade Toro is a perfect tribute, built around a sturdy core of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa, which join a Sumatra binder and golden Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf.
The smooth and tasty medium-bodied smoke whisks the senses away on an hour-long journey filled with titillating flavors of nut, cream, earth, cedar, milk chocolate, and spice. An absolute must-have for those in search of a Connecticut-wrapped smoke that is easy on the wallet and big on deliciousness.