Foundation Cigar Releases Highclere Castle Senetjer

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Foundation Cigar Company / Highclere Senetjer

Foundation Cigar Company has released its latest cigar, Highclere Castle Senetjer, to select retailers. Highclere Caste Senetjer is a one-time limited edition perfecto made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the unearthing of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb. Senetjer is ancient Egyptian for “incense,” which directly translates to “of the gods.”

“I have been in love with the culture and history of Egypt since I was a little boy. It is a great honor to work on this project with Lord Carnarvon and Adam von Gootkin. This product is truly something unique and special,” Melillo stated in a press release.

King Tut’s tomb was discovered by the archeologist Howard Carter and was funded by the great-grandfather of Lord Carnarvon George Herbert. To celebrate this find, Foundation Cigars’ Nicholas Melillo worked with the Herbert family to create this limited edition cigar. Highclere Caste Senetjer comes in a decorative box designed to replicate one that was found in the tomb. With the help of archaeologists Colleen and John Darnell, Highclere Castle was translated into ancient hieroglyphics and was inscribed on the box facing.

Highclere Castle Senetjer is presented as a 6 3/4 x 52 perfecto. Its blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and well-aged undisclosed fillers that have been aged for three years. It will come in 12-count boxes with a suggested retail price of $33 per cigar.

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