Foundation Cigar Company is now shipping the Tabernacle Knight Commander, a 6 3/4 x 52 Perfecto ($40) with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, San Andrés Mexican binder, and fillers from Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua.
Foundation Cigar Company has pledged to donate all proceeds from the sales of the cigar to Ethiopian charities, including scholarships to rebuilding churches.
The inspiration behind Tabernacle Knight Commander derives from the designation by the Ethiopian Crown Council bestowed on Nicholas Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Company as a recipient of the Knight Commander of The Ethiopian Star of Honor. The Order was established by Emperor Menelik in 1889 as an order of Knighthood of the Ethiopian Empire to foreign and domestic civilian and military officials and individuals for service to the country.
Nicholas, the owner of Foundation Cigar Company, remarked, “Receiving the Ethiopian Star of Honor is an extraordinary privilege and an honor of a lifetime,” Melillo said in a press release. “The Knight Commander Vitola is my tribute to this esteemed recognition…”