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Highclere Castle Senetjer - Single Cigar



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Foundation Cigar Co. - Highclere Castle Senetjer - Single Cigar

Nestled in the heart of the Connecticut River Tobacco Valley, the world’s premier tobacco-growing region, there’s a building in a tobacco field...
This isn’t another curing barn; this isn’t another fermentation warehouse; this is the world’s only corporate cigar office based on a farm - the office of the Foundation Cigar Company!!

After serving 12 years at one of the most innovative (and largest) cigar companies in the world, as Executive Vice President of International Operations and Head Blender, in 2015 Nick Melillo branched out on his own, finally forming the Foundation Cigar Company!

His first line, El Güegüense, immediately took the cigar world by storm, reaching Cigar Afficionado’s top 25 in 2016. The El Güegüense’s maduro sibling, The Wiseman, subsequently reached #3 in Cigar Afficionado’s top 25 2019, a feat uniquely achieved purely by word of mouth with an advertising and marketing budget of zero. Following awards include the industry changing Charter Oak winning #1 Best Buy (Cigar Afficionado) and the Highclere Castle Victorian being awarded 95 points. Foundation’s newest line, the Olmec, also won Cigar Of The Year (Cigar Snob) – quite an achievement, having only been released in July of that year! Famously and without being prompted, paid or promoted, the cigars are now regularly being championed as the best cigars available by Joe Rogan, the world’s most popular podcaster.

Renowned for sourcing and utilising the very best tobacco in the industry, Nick will certainly continue winning awards for his subsequent blends (including the Tabernacle, Menelik, Upsetters and Highclere Castle Edwardian), and Nick will certainly continue developing ground-breaking blends using the world’s finest and rarest tobaccos. But what is at the heart of Foundation Cigar Company is the cigar smoker themselves – that smoke-filled moment of pure presence, that quietly thunderous connection to ancient heritage, modern science, and genuine passion for the leaf.

This is something that Melillo and Foundation Cigar Company will provide endlessly to any who will sit and take audience.

All for the love of the leaf. 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

One hundred years past, through the misty sands of time, Lord Carnarvon left Highclere Castle for the ancient valleys of Egypt, armed with his beloved cigars. He, along with archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun, hidden from mortal eyes for 3000 years.

The Highclere Castle Senetjer graciously commemorates the centenary of this momentous, earth-shattering archaeological discovery. With a secret blend of the very rarest, very highest quality private grade tobacco, the Senetjer embodies its namesake as the purest of ancient incense and the strongest essence of that that is holy, that that is sacred.

The astounding box, carefully created in conjunction with Egyptologists, is a direct replica of a storage box from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, bringing the eternal redemption and restoration of the Field of Reeds to your own sacred humidor.

The Highclere Castle Cigar Senetjer is available as a limited release of boxes of 12.

Packaging: Single Cigar
Strength: Medium
Flavour: Medium - Full
Length: 6 3/4"
Ring Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Ecuador 7th Priming
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Secret blend of private grade tobaccos

Medium in body, these exceptional cigars are packed with tastes of a Dried fruit sweetness throughout, building upon exotic spices, charred oak and roasted coffee!!

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