Foundry

Foundry 002 (600x400)

Wrapper : H-47 Pleno Sol
Binder : undisclosed
Filler : undisclosed
Source : brother-in-law gifted me

Welcome to my weekly ramblings. This week I am going to tell you a little about a cigar called Foundry. This cigar is made under General Cigars roof by Michael Giannini and comes in 4 sizes, Wells (6×50), Lovelace (6.25×54), Talbot (5×60 – this is the one i am smoking for review) and Cayley (6.5x60x56x43 – yea, I REALLY want to try some of them!). Price ranges from $7.95 to $9.45.

Pre-Light

First thing you notice on this Foundry is the big honkin gear in the middle of the band, which is metal. Really gives a steampunk vibe to the cigar. Wrapper is a real beauty with a caramel color and a sweet spice scent. Foot gives natural tobacco and cold draw does wood an sweet spice.

Cigar

Getting right down to business with this Foundry and right from the start there is a crack from the foot of the cigar to about 1.5 inches up. Hopefully this will cause no problems but I will keep you posted. Starting out with a woody tone and some citrus as the flavors coming through. After half an inch there is a nutty taste with a sort of dull sensation to it. It kind of just falls on the palette at this point. Sweet spice definitely makes a comeback with the sweetness more prominent than the spice. Ash held on a full two inches.

About the halfway point of this Foundry and flavors are holding steady and the cigar is burning just perfect. Never had a problem with the crack in the beginning. Another crack has developed but has not cracked through the cap so I hope it is ok till the finish. Flavors are still a bit on the muted side and the body is definitely mild. Still getting the nutty taste with a sweet spice with a little bit of coffee taste coming in to play. Still get that dull taste that I cant place perfectly but the cigar is burning well even through the cracks.

Wrap-Up

Would I buy it again? Yes. I liked the mild profile but do wish the flavors were a little more robust. I think this cigar would be great in the morning with coffee and I hope to be able to find them locally to try that at some point.


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