Cigar Review: The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

Basic Information: 

Name – The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua, Honduras

Pricing – $10.00

Body – Full


The cigar is dark chocolate in color with one major vein running up the side of the stick. The seams are tight and finished with a double cap.


Aroma – Barnyard with a bitter cedar.

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Sweet cedar and Raisin.

After Toast:

First Third – Rich nuts, leather and pepper hit the palate hard right out of the gate. Full bodied right from the light. Some dark chocolate notes reveal themselves on a long finish. Burn is perfect and ash is holding solid.

Second Third – The leather takes the stage here as the pepper dies down. A slight sweet anise note hits the finish here as well. Half way through the third, the dark chocolate kicks back in.

Final Third – Dark chocolate, espresso and a maple syrup flavor highlights this third to really give a memorable ending to this cigar. Really cool twist on the finish with regards to the flavor profile. It leaves you wanting more of it.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Oban 14

Wine – Markham Merlot or Del Dotto Chardonnay

Overall Experience:

The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars had a really complex flavor profile along with a full-bodied experience. Definitely a great cigar choice for those looking for something strong to cap a long day. Give this one a shot and pick on up from your local shop! I was fortunate enough to have this one at a preview party for a new film called HAND ROLLED: A Film About Cigars, while meeting with the gentleman who created the film. Great hosts and truly passionate guys about the industry. A wealth of knowledge and pleasure to listen to their daily grind to produce this film.


Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.

About Foundation Cigars –

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