Foundation The Upsetters The Skipper Description
Friends and bandmates called Bob Marley “The Skipper” not just because he was the leader of their group, but because he was leading the community at large and navigating broad-based change. Socially, politically, and spiritually conscious, the Skipper saw through the status quo and spoke to a new vision for the future where downtrodden Jamaicans and people around the world could awaken to the truth and become empowered to work to improve their lives.
This Foundation Upsetters The Skipper cigar honors his legacy as a leader. It’s a 4 ½ x 38 torpedo rolled in a handsome Connecticut shade wrapper. But inside, things get a lot more interesting. Like the other cigars in this line, this is a “Caribbean atmospheric herbal infusion,” which features Nicaraguan filler and Jamaican “cow tongue” tobacco.
We’re not exactly sure how Foundation flavors these cigars, but we do know that owner Nick Melillo learned a lot of cigar making methods in his time at Drew Estate. There, he may have picked up the secret techniques used to create ACID cigars, which are infused in flavoring chambers that may contain essential oils, herbs, and botanicals. In any event, this cigar tastes of rich Nicaraguan tobacco, but also eucalyptus, sweet tea, and cinnamon. It’s a fascinating mix and definitely a cigar for people who are a little tired with the status quo in their humidors.
The Skipper has moved on, but we know that a same old, same old cigar simply wouldn’t do. We also know that if he were smoking, it wouldn’t just be tobacco filler, but we’re only clear to sell that kind of cigar at this particular moment in history. If Bob Marley taught us anything, however, it’s that tomorrow could be very different from today.