Foundation Cigar Co Olmec Maduro
But here with us today is the Foundation Olmec Maduro – an homage to those who were here long before we ever posted our first photo of a smoke ring online.
The binder and fillers are grown in Nicaragua – Estelí, and Jalapa. The wrapper is a touch spicier and, indeed, dark. It was grown in the Mexican San Andrés valley, in the same soil that the Olmecs planted their squash, beans, and manioc (which you may know as “cassava”). The ancient soil yields a vital leaf with plenty of personalities, fermented at low temperatures to preserve oil and flavor. The filler is prepared with patience and aged in bales for roughly three years before it is rolled into Olmec Maduro cigars.
Foundation has created something rich and enjoyable, especially for people who like dark, earthy flavors. Notes of raw cacao, espresso, and spice are all in the mix. The company notes that the spice doesn’t go overboard into the aggressive category. This isn’t a “punch you in the mouth” cigar. The vibe is more “sitting around the fire, smoking handrolls with your tribe.”
History is an excellent source of inspiration to cigar makers, and this one has roots that go back to one of the most long-lived civilizations to inhabit Latin America.
Please browse our selection of Foundation Olmec cigars, also available in lighter Claro blends, at your leisure.
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Foundation Cigar Co Olmec Maduro FAQ'S
What are the flavors like?
Cacao, dark espresso, medium spice.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Foundation Olmec Maduro cigars are for fans of dark, earthy flavor that don’t want to go too hard on the spice notes.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s a pleasure.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Pelican Bad Santa dark ale would be a fine companion to the Olmec.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you’re not feeling like you belong in modern times.
We haven’t heard any flaws pointed out yet. Seems like a solid blend.