Foundry is a new boutique brand by General Cigar. I’m not exactly sure what the deal is with the band ornament. It is said that each year, a new blend will be released, along with a new band ornament. Eventually it will all mean something. Anyway… Thanks to General Cigar for sending me some samples of the Foundry. Let’s see how it smoked.
Binder & Filler: ?
Size: Wells 6 x 50
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper was oily, velvety smooth, and a little veiny. Cedar was the only aroma off of the wrapper, and the foot was a mild natural tobacco. Overall, the cigar was solidly packed, with some tight spots near the head. The draw was on the snug side, but it fell within my tolerances. The pre-light flavor was mild earthiness with wood.
The ash held for about one inch, and the burn required two minor corrections.
The first third was pretty mild and straight forward. Smooth cedar and earthy notes were dominant, yet mild. Through the nose, I could barely detect any spice or pepper, just woody notes. The smoke feel was very smooth and dry.
The second third basically kept the same flavors, but they crept up a notch in strength. Things seemed to feel more balanced in this third as well. An easy bitter sweetness, along with butter, joined in at the half way point to round things out.
The last third was status quo with the second third. There was a slight increase in strength, but things remained in the lower medium to medium range.
This was a good, simple cigar. Advertising gimmicks aside, this is a cigar geared towards the mild to medium bodied smoker. Coffee would compliment this smoke nicely. Otherwise, it is a bit too mild and one dimensional for my taste. If you’re a mild smoker, or a beginner, this may be up your alley.
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