Foundation Cigar Company: The Tabernacle Havana CT-142 Toro Cigars

Product Number: 007-847-0021

Hailing from Connecticut and owning a 50-acre tobacco farm there, Foundation's founder and master blender, Nicholas Melillo, has a passion for Connecticut tobacco. Melillo wanted a blend that showcased this leaf, leading to the creation of The Tabernacle.

The original blend of The Tabernacle features fillers from Jamastrán, Honduras and the Nicaraguan regions of the Jalapa and Estelí, and the Havana Seed CT #142 extension trades the original's Broadleaf wrapper for a rare and unique Havana seed #142, grown in Connecticut through a partnership between Melillo and local Connecticut River Valley farmers and having undergone a three-year fermentation process.

Boasting a medium- to full-bodied smoke with balanced flavors of woody earth, spice, and subtle sweetness, Foundation's The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 displays bands that bespeak the line's name: The artwork depicts Haile Selassie, the 225th King of Abyssinia. Selassie's ancestry dates back to King Solomon, who built the temple that safeguarded the Ark of the Covenant. Like that ancient edifice, The Tabernacle houses Melillo's special Connecticut leaf — a leaf that, for him "is something sacred."


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  • Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper Type: Connecticut
  • Wrapper Country: United States
  • Filler Country: Nicaragua
  • Binder Country: Mexico
  • Package Type: Stick
  • Make: Handmade
  • Box Pressed: Not Box Pressed
Customer Reviews (1 Total)
Overall Rating:
5.00 out of 5 stars
September 05, 2023
Product: Foundation Cigar Company The Tabernacle Havana CT-142 Toro
¡Super bien bueno! This is one of my favorite sticks of all time. It's not a blow-you-away smoke, nothing earth shatteringly original, but it's so good. It hits all the marks, excellent flavors developing through the stick, consistent wraps, consiste... Read More
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