An affordably-priced premium cigar edition from Nicholas Melillo that reaffirms his passion for U.S. Connecticut cigar tobacco in both shade-grown and broadleaf maduro selections. Produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars in Nicaragua, the core blend consists of fillers from the Estelí and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua, with a Sumatra binder for the shade version, and a Nicaraguan Habano binder for the broadleaf.
As for the name, Charter Oak, Melillo says, "I wanted to choose a name that represents the greatest symbol of my home state of Connecticut, the Charter Oak." As seen in the cigar's graphics, the Charter Oak has a long and interesting history. The tree began growing sometime during the 12th century on a plot located on what is now downtown Hartford, where Native Americans cultivated tobacco nearby and held councils beneath its massive branches. Today, Connecticut's Charter Oak stands as one of the great symbols of American Independence. Charter Oak also pays tribute to Melillo’s grandfather who, after WWII, worked for Winchester Repeating Arms in New Haven, and smoked locally-grown and manufactured broadleaf tobacco cigars, exclusively.
The Connecticut Shade blend offers an ultra-creamy smoke with notes of cedar, charred oak, sweet tobacco, nuts, and peppery spice, while the Broadleaf maduro offers an equally creamy and slightly more complex smoke that issues notes of earth, oak, cream, cocoa, espresso, caramel, walnuts, and pepper.
If you're looking for great every day-every occasion cigar with top-flight construction and a lot more flavor, a Charter Oak is growing for you here in Easton, PA.
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This cigar was like that smack on the ass from the doctor the day I was born. Foundation can do no wrong.
Well made , great company. All their cigars are flavorful an are well constructed
The charter Oaks are, in my opinion, the best $5 sticks you can buy. Wonderfully constructed and very smooth. I have never had one that didn t burn perfectly...not one 31 boxes so far . I am somewhat reluctant to post this review hoping the secret doesn t spread too far, but I would put these up against any $20 Cohiba and would win.
Easy on the pocket. Great everyday smoke when they are available
These are very smooth flavorful cigars ! They burn even and are very consistent .. my favorite by far
Excellent smoking cigar. I would highly recommend these for a flavorful smooth burning cigar !
Really a delicious cigar, especially with a coffee. Boast with flavors of Cacao, espresso, earthy tones, and that dark sweet Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, just amazing.
Ditto to Brian Palmers Review. Ill be buying again.
Full of flavor, great anytime smoke. The lonsdale is the perfect mix of flavor and time.
One of the best, always consistent