Foundation Cigar Company has started shipping their newest core line this week: Olmec. It was announced just before, and shown off at the PCA trade show this last July. We were the first review this new line, and scored it a 92.
The first shipments will go to retailers in their home state of Connecticut, as well as Ligero Tobacco House in Buford, Ga., which is home to the only Foundation Cigar Co. lounge in the country. After that, they will ship out in regional batches so that all stores get them around the same time.
The name comes from the Olmecs, one of early Americas’ oldest and most mysterious civilizations. The Olmecs pre-date the Mayans and Aztecs and are considered the “mother culture” of Mesoamerica. They were the first to make mathematically accurate pyramids, calendars, and, perhaps, the first to smoke cigars. The Heart Land of the Olmecs is the tropical lowlands of modern-day Mexican states of Veracruz, Tabasco, and San Andrés Tuxtla. Today, this is the same region that grows high quality San Andrès Negro wrapper tobacco. This seed variety is considered one of the oldest seed varieties in the world.