General Cigar-Foundry

General Cigar Foundry

Sizes Available: Wells (6”x 50), Lovelace (6 ¼ ” x 54), Talbot (5” x 60) , Cayley (6  ½” x 60 x 56 x 43)

Wrapper: H47 Pleno Sol

Binder: NYD

Filler: NYD

MSRP: $7.95-$9.45

The new Foundry cigar being offered from General Cigar is Generals attempt at a boutique cigar.  It is the first cigar in their new “boutique” line of cigars.  Now, I am in no ways a “big company” cigar fan.  I walk in the humidor and head straight for the boutiques any day.  I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Giannini at this years IPCPR trade show, while wandering through the General Cigar booth.  Michael is the creator of the new Foundry.  Michael was very passionate as he told me about the cigar and what he was trying to do within the company.  The cigar is composed of 5 different tobaccos and an aged wrapper leaf.

The cigar itself is light in color with a very attractive wrapper, it should be, it has been aged for eight years, yes eight!  The band is numbered, and has a very 1800’s old timey look to it.  Above the band is a metal cog that goes around the cigar.  This piece will go with another item that will be released from General some point down the road.

The size I smoked for the review was the Lovelace.  It is a hefty cigar that has some weight to it.  Flavor wise,  I get hints of oak, nuttiness, as well as slight citrus  flavors.

Halfway through and this cigar has stayed consistent on flavor, and has also developed a creaminess to it.

Now for the burn, it maintained a fairly even burn with no touch ups for the first half.  After the first half, it was a different story.  The final half took 3 touch ups.  The ash has been fairly tight with flaking on the outermost layer.

Would I smoke it again?  Yes, I would.  I do think the metal cog around the band is a little gimmicky.  I want to enjoy a cigar,  not collect pieces to build a toy.  Flavor wise it was good, but not as complex as I would have liked.  Would I buy a box?  Probably not, but that is just my opinion.  Smoke one for yourself, and see what you think.

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