Foundation Cigar Company has announced the upcoming release of the Highclere Castle Victorian.
Highclere’s rich cigar history goes back to 1862, when cigars were first introduced to England. The tradition at Highclere Castle has always been to retire to the library after dinner for a cigar and spirits.
Highclere Castle Cigar Company partnered with cigar producer Nicholas Melillo. He formed Foundation Cigar Company in 2015 to craft hand-made cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua, and the Highclere Castle Victorian is the latest in Foundation’s line up.
The Highclere Castle Victorian is wrapped in Habano Ecuador, harkening back to the very first cigars to be imported into England in the Victorian era.
The new Victorian is a “full-bodied cigar delivering notes of nougat, cedar, cinnamon, and leather,” said master-blender Nicholas Melillo. “This is some of the rarest and highest quality wrapper that I have been able to source, based on 20 years of building relationships with farmers and exceptional tobacco growers.”
“Nick is arguably one of the most well-respected cigar blenders in the industry,” said Highclere Cigar co-founder, Adam von Gootkin. “Partnering with him to craft this masterpiece cigar speaks to his obsession with quality while embracing the rich history of enjoying cigars at Highclere Castle. His access to rare tobaccos and high-quality, by-hand, production capabilities has led to this historic, award-winning line of cigars that we are incredibly proud to offer to connoisseurs.”