CHARTER OAK CT SHADE “I chose a name that represents the greatest symbol of my home state of Connecticut, the Charter Oak.”
- Nick Melillo -
CIGAR AFICIONADO #1 BEST VALUE CIGAR

Connecticut Shade

GRANDE                   6 x 60 – 20 ct box

TORO                         6 x 52 – 20 ct box

LONSDALE            61/4 x 46 – 20 ct box

PT.CORONA             51/4 x 42 – 20 ct box

ROTHSCHILD          41/2 x 50 – 20 ct box

 

CAPA: Connecticut Shade

CAPOTE: Sumatra

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

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Connecticut Shade

GRANDE          6 x 60 – 20 ct box

 

TORO                6 x 52 – 20 ct box

 

LONSDALE      61/4 x 46 – 20 ct box

 

PT.CORONA     51/4 x 42 – 20 ct box

 

ROTHSCHILD  41/4 x 50 – 20 ct box

 

CAPA: Connecticut Shade

CAPOTE: Sumara

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

CIGAR AFICIONADO #1 BEST VALUE CIGAR – RATED 93

Connecticut Broadleaf

GRANDE                6 x 60 – 20 ct box

TORO                     6 x 52 – 20 ct box

LONSDALE        61/4 x 46 – 20 ct box

ROTHSCHILD      41/4 x 50 – 20 ct box

PT.CORONA         51/4 x 42 – 20 ct box

 

CAPA: Connecticut Broadleaf

CAPOTE: Habano Nicaragua

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

IN HOMAGE

Charter Oak also pays tribute to Melillo’s grandfather, who while earning a modest salary working for the Winchester Repeating Arms factory after WWII, smoked exclusively broadleaf cigars manufactured by FD Graves on State St.

Connecticut Broadleaf

GRANDE          6 x 60 – 20 ct box

 

TORO                6 x 52 – 20 ct box

 

LONSDALE      61/4 x 46 – 20 ct box

 

ROTHSCHILD  41/4 x 50 – 20 ct box

 

PT.CORONA     41/4 x 42 – 20 ct box

 

CAPA: Connecticut Broadleaf

CAPOTE: Habano Nicaragua

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

IN HOMAGE

Charter Oak also pays tribute to Melillo’s grandfather, who while earning a modest salary working for the Winchester Repeating Arms factory after WWII, smoked exclusively broadleaf cigars manufactured by FD Graves on State St.

Charter Oak Habano

GRANDE                   6 x 60 – 20 ct box

TORO                         6 x 52 – 20 ct box

LONSDALE            61/4 x 46 – 20 ct box

TORPEDO                6 x 52 – 50 ct box

PT.CORONA             51/4 x 42 – 20 ct box

ROTHSCHILD          41/2 x 50 – 20 ct box

 

CAPA: Habano Ecuador

CAPOTE: Nicaragua

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

The packaging on the Habano will display the same historic 600-year-old oak central to Connecticut’s legacy of independence and industry.  It will be set apart by a warm, honey-colored box and black corner label. Like its predecessors, it will share the same five sizes in 20 count boxes as well as a larger count sixth size unique to the Habano.

Charter Oak Habano

GRANDE           6 x 60 – 20 ct box

 

TORO                 6 x 52 – 20 ct box

 

LONSDALE       61/4 x 46 – 20 ct box

 

TORPEDO          6 x 52 – 50 ct box

 

PT.CORONA     51/4 x 42 – 20 ct box

 

ROTHSCHILD  41/2 x 50 – 20 ct box

 

CAPA: Habano Ecuador

CAPOTE: Nicaragua

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

The packaging on the Habano will display the same historic 600-year-old oak central to Connecticut’s legacy of independence and industry.  It will be set apart by a warm, honey-colored box and black corner label. Like its predecessors, it will share the same five sizes in 20 count boxes as well as a larger count sixth size unique to the Habano.

TORPEDO – An Addition Unique to the Habano

TORPEDO                6 x 52 – 50 ct box

 

CAPA: Habano Ecuador

CAPOTE: Nicaragua

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

Foundation’s Charter Oak Habano will additionally be available in a 6 x 52 Torpedo.  Unlike the other sizes, which come in 20 count boxes, the Habano Torpedo will come in a 50-count cabinet.

 

“There’s nothing like a 50-count cabinet—or a 6×52 Torpedo!  Why not put them together in one beautiful package?” – said founder Nicholas Melillo. 

TORPEDO
An Addition Unique to the Habano

TORPEDO          6 x 52 – 50 ct box

 

CAPA: Habano Ecuador

CAPOTE: Nicaragua

TRIPA: Nicaragua

 

Foundation’s Charter Oak Habano will additionally be available in a 6 x 52 Torpedo.  Unlike the other sizes, which come in 20 count boxes, the Habano Torpedo will come in a 50-count cabinet.

 

“There’s nothing like a 50-count cabinet—or a 6×52 Torpedo!  Why not put them together in one beautiful package?” – said founder Nicholas Melillo. 

The perfect every day and every occasion cigar.

Charter Oak Cigars hail from the same fertile valley in Connecticut that native son and Master Blender Nick R Agua aka Nick Melillo was born and raised. Charter Oak Cigars feature some of the most prized and sought after Cuban seed leaf varieties from the exquisite Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua. The cigars are then wrapped in a silky, beautiful Connecticut Shade wrapper and a Sumatran binder for a balanced medium-bodied smoke. Or if one prefers a hearty and rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, leaving you with the perfect every day and every occasion cigar.

The perfect every day and every occasion cigar.

Charter Oak Cigars hail from the same fertile valley in Connecticut that native son and Master Blender Nick R Agua aka Nick Melillo was born and raised. Charter Oak Cigars feature some of the most prized and sought after Cuban seed leaf varieties from the exquisite Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua. The cigars are then wrapped in a silky, beautiful Connecticut Shade wrapper and a Sumatran binder for a balanced medium-bodied smoke. Or if one prefers a hearty and rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, leaving you with the perfect every day and every occasion cigar.

CT SHADE HIGHLIGHTS

CT BROADLEAF HIGHLIGHTS 

CHARTER OAK HABANO HIGHLIGHTS 

A Fertile Valley

 

The 12th century on a plot located on what is now downtown Hartford.

Native Americans, who cultivated tobacco nearby long before settlers, held councils beneath its massive branches. The tree is actually mentioned in Dutch Explorer, Adrian Block’s journey guidebook in 1608. By the mid-1600s, the plot was parceled and a farm was built with the agreement that the local tribe could share this sacred tree.

In 1662 King Charles II issued a Royal Charter to the Connecticut Colony granting an unusual degree of autonomy. However, when his successor, James II appointed an English Governor-General to reclaim the Charter, it was hidden in what became known as Charter Oak, one of our country’s greatest symbols of American Independence.

 

 

“I wanted to create an economy-minded, everyday smoke for connoisseurs; something tasty and delicious but didn’t break the bank”, says Melillo.