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No matter how far we might stray from it, home will always be an important anchor for all of us. Foundation’s Charter Oak features tobaccos grown in the Connecticut River Valley of founder Nick Melillo’s home state. The name itself pays respect to a historically significant tree near which Native Americans would congregate and grow tobacco of their own.
But the respect doesn’t stop there as Melillo also honors his grandfather, a WWII vet who enjoyed Connecticut tobaccos with Charter Oak. Made of either a Connecticut Shade, or a Connecticut Broadleaf, wrapper and fillers from the Jalapa and Estelí regions of Nicaragua, the Charter Oak elicits a creamy flavor accented with chocolate, and hints of roasted nuts and pepper.
Good news! Charter Oak Connecticut has received an impressive 93-point rating, noting: "Rich woods and complex herbs set the tone for this attractive robusto. Each puff leaves impressions of oaky vanilla, spearmint and caraway seeds along with floral notes and a cashew nuttiness."