Foundation Cigar Company originally released Tabernacle Havana Seed #142 at last year’s IPCPR Show. Offered in four sizes—Toro (6 x 42), Robusto (5 x 50), Corona (5 1/4 x 46) and Double Corona (7 x 54)—the cigars garnered a quick following from consumers who savored its unique combination of spicy and sweet notes and rich flavor.
Foundation Cigar Company is following up on Tabernacle Havana Seed #142’s success by introducing a Lancero (7 x 40) to the line at this year’s IPCPR Show. With its thinner ring gauge and higher wrapper-to-blend ratio, the Tabernacle Havana Seed #142 Lancero highlights the rich oils and wide range of flavors that Connecticut-grown Havana Seed #142 tobacco offers smokers.
“In some circles, it is believed that Lanceros are the best way to truly taste the cigar’s terroir,” says Nicholas Melillo, the founder of Foundation Cigar Company, in a press release announcing the new Lancero size. “As they grow in popularity stateside, Lanceros are increasingly becoming known as the cigar size that cigarmakers smoke themselves.”
The Havana Seed #142 tobacco is grown on a farm not far from Foundation Cigar Company’s Connecticut headquarters and Melillo has been working with this one-of-a-kind seed since 2014. Tabernacle Havana Seed #142 Lancero cigars feature the Connecticut-grown Havana Seed #142 wrapper, a Mexican San Andres binder and filler tobaccos from Esteli and the Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua and the Jamastran Valley in Honduras.
The cigars are featured in 24-count boxes with an MSRP of $12.75 before state and local taxes. For more information, visit foundationcigarcompany.com.