Foundry Tobacco created Compounds, Elements, and Musings as a study in contrasts and complexity. By blending and combining different tobaccos handpicked from every corner of the globe Foundry is able to offer a range of cigars, each completely unique. Just two of the blends will stay with Carbon and Uranium. The remaining 16 blends and their outrageous presentations will be retired once their supply is depleted. The quantity of each blend is set according to the scarcity of the tobacco it contains. As unpredictable as science itself, no two blends will retire together.
First look is a toothy wrapper oozing with oil, it has an over sized band with black diamonds that adorns the silver background with another silver band on the foot with a “C” that designates the element Carbon.
First light gave off notes of deep rich earth and dried fruit, raisins came to mind with a blast of subtle charred cedar. After cruise control burn the initial blast of charred cedar mellowed into a background flavor with leather, sweet tea and roasted nuts. The final third the flavors remained constant with dried fruit, leather, deep rich earth with a coffee nuance entering the profile that gave it a sweet and rich earthy finish.
Construction was again flawless as with the previous three cigars we have highlighted from Foundry the Dubnium, and Chillin’Moose. The removal of the band posed no damage to the wrapper. Burn was razor sharp with zero re lights required. One thing that stood out was the wrapper that seemed to smolder creamy white smoke throughout the duration. It has me guessing the wrapper is some sort of Connecticut broadleaf Maduro. Price point as with the previous three was about $6.00 and change that makes this diamond in the rough a gem in your daily rotation.
Wrapper: Best guess Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro?
Filler: Unknown, a marble color at the foot looks like a Habano, Maduro or legero mix
The folks at Foundry Tobacco Company march to the beat of their own drummer. General Cigar Creative Director Michael Giannini founded the brand with the intention of bringing something totally new to the cigar industry, and there’s no doubt that he succeeded. Unconventional, untraditional, and slightly off the wall, Foundry cigars appeal to a particular sort of customer who enjoys great cigars and also has a sense of humor.
First look is an oily Connecticut Habano Rosado wrapper with slight tooth and vein. A slightly over sized label with a cool cigar smoking Moose who seems to be..Well? “Chillin” the cigar smelled of notable barnyard cedar and dry hay that appropriately fit.
First light gave off hints of black pepper with an underlying hint of cocoa and dried fruit. After cruise control burn the black pepper is slightly muted with notable coffee, charred cedar with bitter dark chocolate.
Final third the black pepper kicked up with coffee and flavors of sweet tea, dark chocolate and orange peel that blended perfectly with a spicy after taste on the palate.
Construction was very good with a slight crooked burn that corrected itself at the half point with no re-lights required. The price point is a huge plus that would make this a daily smoke in anyone’s rotation.
Size: Gordo 6 x 60
Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Rosado
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican, U.S Broadleaf, Mexican San Andreas
Binder: Ecuador Sumatra
The Periodic Table shows natures variety at its most basic and extraordinary. Each element presents a unique combination with its own distinct properties. The popular Carbon and Uranium cigars are joined by three exciting extensions to the line: Cobalt, Lithium and Dubnium Db 105.
While this is dedicated to the element number 105, the cigar has a themed mischief by tying in the Cheshire Cat, scouring to Foundry Cigars “the Cheshire Cat beckons us onward to explore the unexplored and discover the undiscovered down the rabbit hole”
First look you notice the huge wrapper sporting a shit eating grin of the Cheshire Cat! I’m giving this label 10 out of 10 for its shear coolness. I was pleasantly surprised when there was virtually zero damage to the wrapper when the label was removed.
Upon first light there where short bursts of bitter pepper that had a pleasant sour burnt cedar after taste. After cruise control burn flavors of dark earth, leather and sweet tea evolved with an underlying muted bitter taste of charred wood that was slightly stronger than was noted at first light.
Final third the cigar evolved into a medium powerhouse with notes of molasses, dark coffee and bitter chocolate. Well balanced throughout there were longer blasts of white pepper on the finish with a spicy aftertaste.
Happy to report the Dubnium Db 105 was more good than gimmick. The construction was flawless with no damage to the wrapper upon removal. The ash held tight past the one inch mark with a razor sharp burn. The milkshake type draw made this an enjoyable cigar from start to finish.
Size: 6 x 60 Box Press