Foundation Cigar Company has unveiled its latest cigar, The Tabernacle Knight Commander, a 6 x 3/4 x 52 Perfecto with a Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper. The company says this cigar pays homage to the rich Ethiopian heritage and embodies the spirit of philanthropy.
The inspiration behind Tabernacle Knight Commander derives from a prestigious honor the Ethiopian Crown Council bestowed upon Nicholas Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Company. Melillo was humbled to receive the title of 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. It is with reverence for this that the Tabernacle Knight Commander pays tribute to this noble accolade.
A unique aspect of this release is that Foundation Cigar Company has pledged to donate all proceeds from the sales of Tabernacle Knight Commander to Ethiopian Charities. The brand aims to contribute to various philanthropic endeavors through this initiative, from scholarships to rebuilding churches.
Receiving the Ethiopian Star of Honor is an extraordinary privilege and an honor of a lifetime. The Knight Commander vitola is my tribute to this esteemed recognition, and I am proud that 100% of all wholesale proceeds will be contributed directly to charity, making a meaningful difference in the lives of Ethiopians.
Nicholas Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Company
The blend for Tabernacle Knight Commander uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, San Andrés Mexican Binder, and fillers from Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua. The cigars have been aged 15 months in cedar before being packed to be shipped. Knight Commander will be shown off at the PCA trade show in Las Vegas and will begin shipping to cigar shops this fall. This cigar will be a limited annual release of 700 boxes every fall. Each box contains 12 cigars, with each cigar retailing for $40.00 or $480 for the box.