In the wake of the much sought after Menelik being made available for sale, Foundation is introducing a new event-only cigar pack, The Grasshopper.
The Grasshopper is a 5 puros pack that includes two cigars with San Andres Mexican wrapper, two cigars with Candela wrapper, and one cigar with a barber pole combination of San Andres and Candela. The binder is Corojo from Jalapa Nicaragua and the filler contains tobaccos from Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa Nicaragua. Each stick measures 5 1/4 x 52. This pack will be available with purchase of other Foundation boxes and only at events that Foundation’s Nicholas Melillo attends.
Throughout his continuous research of cigars and tobacco, Nick kept finding references to an antique book, ‘A Textbook on Tobacco,’ written by Carl Werner in 1914. Within this book, Werner discusses the etymology of the word cigar and its linguistic origins in Spain. Ciggara in Spanish means grasshopper and with the insects filling local gardens with their loud chirps, Spaniards called the gardens ciggarals- “places where the grasshoppers are thickest.”
As private Spanish gardens became popular for growing tobacco, cigar naturally emerged as the word for the final product. This interpretation profoundly struck Nick as the most logical etymological explanation for the word cigar that he had come across. Naming Foundation’s new event-only cigar The Grasshopper pays homage to this history and the poetic evolution of the words we use every day.
The Grasshopper will debut Saturday, November 2nd at the anniversary event of Ligero Tobacco House in GA. Ligero Tobacco House is home to the only Foundation Cigar lounge in the country, making there no better place to debut this exclusive new pack.
Foundation Cigar Co.
With over 20 years of love and dedication for the industry, we merge old world traditions with modern day styles and customs to produce unique premium cigars. Our goal is to work with specially selected tobacconists who recognize our passion and dedication for quality artisan products. We have developed strong relationships with some of the best tobacco growers throughout the world and have established our production in the valley of Esteli, Nicaragua.