Our Number 1 Cigar in our Top 5 Cigars of 2023 belongs to Nick Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Company. Released in 2023 as one of 2 releases honoring his grandparents who he attributes his love of cigars to.
The Charter Oak Pasquale features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It’s the third box pressed cigar on our list and is completes a list of 5 cigars all from Nicaragua.
Measuring 5.5 x 48 the cigar delivers everything you expect from a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Beginning with notes of mocha, nuts and leather the cigar develops nuances of dark chocolate, pie crust and pepper. It stood out above everything we smoked and reviewed in 2023 and is well deserving our being number 1.
Congratulations to Nick Melillo and Foundation Cigar Company for being our Cigar of the Year for 2023!