Charter Oak Maduro By Foundation Cigar are a labor of love that could only come from a dedicated smoker who understands the nuances of tobacco. Founder and master blender, Nicholas Melillo, has always strived to showcase the incredible tobacco grown in the Connecticut River Valley. That’s why every one of Charter Oak’s cigars feature a Connecticut shade wrapper or a Connecticut Broadleaf.
In the case of the Maduro, its a hearty and naturally sweet Connecticut Broadleaf encasing a Sumatran binder and sumptious Nicaraguan filler. Inspired by the famed Charter Oak, a massive tree that became a peace symbol to the native Americans, the brand carries on the Melillo families’ dedication to premium smokes.
Melillo’s own grandfather was an avid aficionado, and imparted to his grandson that wonderous nature of Connecticut tobacco. The Charter Oak Maduro is exactly how he enjoyed it, with a medium body and the ripe taste of chocolate with notes of cedar.