Foundation’s Olmec Features Dark Mexican Wrapper From San Andrés


In a tribute to Mexico and its ancient Mesoamerican people, Foundation Cigars is releasing a new brand called Olmec, which showcases a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. According to anthropological history, the Olmecs were the first major civilization in Mexico, and occupied the tropical lowlands of modern-day Tabasco and Veracruz, including the San Andrés region where tobacco is currently grown.

I have admired the Olmec civilization since I first traveled to San Andrès to purchase tobacco back in 2006” said brand owner Nick Melillo.

Made in Nicaragua by A.J. Fernandez, Olmec is a regular-production line rolled with Mexican San Andrés wrappers around Nicaraguan binders and fillers. It’s offered in two versions: Claro or Maduro. According to Melillo, the Maduro is slightly stronger.

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