Foundation Cigars The Tabernacle Havana Seed
Wrapper: Havanna Seed CT No.142
Binder: San Andres Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua / Jamastran
The Tabernacle is the cigar that showcases Nick Melillo aka Chief of the Broadleaf’s passion for the Connecticut Broadleaf. Nick-R-Agua blended this smoke using a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a San Andres binder and combined filler using tobacco from Jamistran in Honduras and the Jalapa and Esteli Valleys in Nicaragua. The bold smoke itself is rich and meaty with a roundness of flavor that touches on almost every pleasurable aspect of the palate, with earthy tones, hints of raisin, ripe fruit and steak, and a finish of a fine dark Swiss Chocolate paired with an espresso.
Master blender, Nicholas Melillo, has been working with choice farmers in the Connecticut River Valley since 2014 to develop the Havana Seed CT #142 wrapper. The seed is extremely rare and unlike any other tobacco in the world. Due to the incredible amount of oil from the plant, it takes 3yrs to undergo the fermentation process. The results make for a delicious medium to full-bodied blend with hints of cedar, spice, rich earthiness and natural sweetness.