Owned by Nicholas Melillo.  The company was formed in June of 2015 and introduced its first release, El Gueguense, in July 2015 at IPCPR.  


Melillo was previously Executive Vice President of International Operations at Drew Estate and is responsible for blending their most highly regarded blends.


Current blends:

  • El Gueguense - Made at TACSA in Esteli, Nicaragua.

  • The Tabernacle - Made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

  • Charter Oak - Made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

  • The Upsetters - Undisclosed factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.  Distributed exclusively by Miami Cigar Company.

  • Menelik - Event-only, not for sale.  Factory not disclosed. (added 4/5)

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Excellent choice Jeff, I might get started today
Sounds like a good birthday smoke. Have a good celebration today, Jeremy.
Thanks Jeff

All the shops around my area and I've only ever seen a couple shops with a box or two of The Upsetters.

No Tabernacle or El Gueguense?

stopped by 2 shops yesterday and nothing. never even restocked the upsetters they ran out of.

Upsetters is distributed by Miami Cigar so that might explain why they had them and not the other lines.  

Great choice!
I guess I won't be participating for a month or 2, when my babies arrive from their long journey and hoping they make it through customs. Nice pick by the way.

Thanks Garron!  Come back and join in when you can.

Tabernacle paired with Bruichladdich Islay Barley turned out to be a excellent pairing, cocoa, pepper, cedar. the unpeated Scotch seemed to be a really nice pairing didn't over run mute any flavors from the cigar. I'm horrible at reviews....

Sounds good, Micheal!  Those Tabernacle sticks are tasty.  Which vitola did you have?  



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