Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and Goliath Cigar Company’s has announced two new sizes in the line: and . was Nick Melillio’s second traditional premium cigar line, coming the year after El Güegüense. was his first cigar to use and out of reverence for the tobacco leaf, and tobacco tradition came the name, from Hebrew scripture: The – which housed the Ark of the Covenant before the building of the Temple of Solomon.

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and keep with this biblical inspiration to represent his life in tobacco and his commitment to the industry. The new sizes will ship next month and both are perfectos.   measures 5 x 54 and measures 5 x 58. Both come in 25 count boxes with costing $300 and $350. The blend us the same as the rest of the line including wrapper, San Andres binder, and fillers from Jamastrán in Honduras and the Jalapa and Estelí in Nicaragua.

Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and Goliath“Anyone who has smoked Connecticut cigar brands of old knows the Perfecto is a classic size,” said Melillo. “Back in the day it was the vitola of choice for connoisseurs,” he added. “When it came time to create a line extension to the , the blend in these two sizes could not be ignored.”

Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and GoliathThe line has always included artwork that paid homage to the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia including the likeness of Haile Selassie I, the kingdom’s monarch from 1930-1974. The biblical victory of over has particular resonance with Ethiopia’s proud history as the only African nation to fend off colonial conquest.

Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and Goliath’s art director, Thief Operandi, and I have always admired Ethiopian art and have studied it closely,” said Melillo. “Haile Selassie and the crown of Ethiopia trace its root to King – and the story of his battle with is timeless.”

Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and GoliathSays Melillo, “The blend in these two sizes deliver depth, complexity, body, and flavor. These sizes are special because they complement an amazing blend of some of the best tobaccos in the world.”

Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and Goliath

Cigar News: Foundation Announces Tabernacle David and Goliath