The Tabernacle is the cigar that showcases Nick Melillo’s passion for the Connecticut Broadleaf. Nick blended this smoke using a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a San Andres binder and combined a filler using tobacco from Jamistran in Honduras and the Jalapa and Esteli Valleys in Nicaragua. The bold smoke itself is rich and meaty with a roundness of flavor that touches on almost every pleasurable aspect of the palate, with earthy tones, hints of raisin, ripe fruit and steak, and a finish of a fine dark Swiss Chocolate paired with an espresso.
The Tabernacle is a tribute to the earthly resting place of the Shekinah, the divine presence, something sacred. And that is what Nick Melillo will say is embodied in the cigar, “I have been working closely with farmers in Connecticut for over 10 years. Broadleaf is something more than tobacco for me. It is something sacred.” “When people get together to enjoy this cigar, that is the Tabernacle.”
The Tabernacle uses true Connecticut Broadleaf that was selected and has been curing for two years.