Despite its name, Foundry cigars are not made in an actual foundry. Foundries are factories that produce and cast metals. The name is meant to be symbolic of the wonder and innovation brought on by the creative steampunk movement.
Foundry Tobacco Co. is a subdivision of General Cigar Company. Michael Giannini, former creative director of General Cigar Co., was the master blender and visionary behind the forward-thinking brand.
It all started in 2012, the first founder line was released and the different sizes were named after influential steampunk leaders, such as H.G. Wells and Ada Lovelace. The blend is composed of 5 different tobaccos from 4 different countries. The wrapper is an eight year old leaf known as H-47 Pleno Sol.
The cigars of the first line came with an actual metal gear around their band. The specifics of the origins of the tobaccos are purposely undisclosed. They intend to encourage connoisseurs to take a bold chance and step into the unknown, much like the steampunk inventors of the Victorian age.
This line gave way to Foundry becoming an entire brand. The brand features inspired lines such as the War of Currents, which is homage to Edison and Tesla’s competition to control electricity and share it with the masses. The Chillin’ Moose line features affordable cigars and according to its maker’s the Moose is relaxed because “he knows a secret – you don’t need an expensive cigar to have a good time.”
Foundry is not just a niche cigar. The collaboration between AJ Fernandez and Foundry gave way to the Time Flies line which has received 90+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado. The outstanding rating means the cigar is something anyone can appreciate and enjoy.
Connect with the imaginative minds that shaped the past, present, and future of the United States and the world. Foundry cigars take you on a journey to experience that starry-eyed time in America when everyone held a little more hope in their heart. If you want to take that adventure buy a Foundry Cigar at Mike’s Cigars.

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