Foundation Cigars ships its new core line, the Olmec, in early fall. The cigar, which comes in five sizes, is named after an early civilization in the tropical lowlands of Mexico. It is also where some of the finest San Andrès Negro wrapper tobacco is grown.
Olmec cigars come in 12-count boxes and two wrapper shades, San Andrés Maduro and Claro. The sizes are the 5.5 x 48 Corona Gorda ($12.50), the 5 x 50 Robusto ($13.50), the 6 x 52 Toro ($14.50), the 6 x 60 Grande ($15.50) and the 7 x 52 DB Corona ($16).
Olmec cigars include Nicaraguan filler that are bale-aged for three years after arriving on the production floor.
“I have admired the Olmec civilization since I first traveled to San Andrès to purchase tobacco back in 2006,” Foundation Master Blender Nicholas Melillo said in a press release. “This brand is unique on every level, from the blend to the packaging, and is a great addition to our portfolio.”