CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways Day 2: Foundry from General Cigar Co.

Yesterday’s response was outstanding! Thanks for all of your comments and support. Please remember to visit the sponsor’s sites, they went out of their way to provide goodies for us. The winner of the prize pack on day 1 of CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways is The Commish! Congrats and e-mail me with your details!


Today we are featuring what I think is one of the most unique and interesting cigars to come out in quite a while.  Here is some background info:

FOUNDRY is a stark juxtaposition between the old and the new. This visually-arresting collection was inspired by the art form of “steampunk,” which is both a retrospective and futuristic interpretation of innovation.

Visual considerations aside, FOUNDRY’s avant-garde approach extends to its masterfully balanced synthesis of flavors. Featuring an indulgent collection of five proprietary tobaccos from four different countries, each aged between three and six years, Foundry’s foundation is amplified through an eight year old wrapper developed by General Cigar. Called H-47 Pleno Sol, the lustrous wrapper imparts a deeply complex, layered smoking experience like no other.









The four-cigar collection is accessibly-priced, and will make its mark on tobacco retail starting in late-October. Foundry features these new cigars: Wells (6”x 50, SRP per cigar is $7.95); Lovelace (6 ¼ ” x 54, SRP per cigar is $8.45); Talbot (5” x 60, SRP per cigar is $8.95) and Cayley (6 ½” x 60 x 56 x 43, SRP per cigar is $9.45). Each frontmark is presented with a unique box design and features both a traditional paper band and a steampunk-inspired metal gear band.

I happen to find this cigar really delicious, considering that none of the four countries that are mentioned above are Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras or Mexico.  I found myself enthralled with the different flavors. For what it’s worth, this will probably make into my top cigars of 2012. Today’s prize is a box of the Wells size, a 6″ x 50 Toro. Thanks to Victoria and Michael and everyone at General Cigar Co. for providing this awesome box of cigars.


You know what to do: leave a comment for a chance to win.  If you are The Commish you aren’t eligible to win this time, but make sure you send me your address so I can ship your prize!


Until tomorrow,




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66 Responses to CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways Day 2: Foundry from General Cigar Co.

  1. jjo

    I would love to have a chance to try this one. Thanks for all you do, Craig!

  2. Joe W

    Awesome, too bad it doesn’t come with a hand-crank lighter =p

  3. Chris M.

    Thanks for the giveaways, Craig!

  4. Paul

    Sounds like a completely different cigar from top to bottom – including the band.

  5. Swede214

    Sounds like one more nice cigar from General Cigar, thanks.

  6. Ralfy Gee

    I’ve had this cigar and it was a very good smoke. I’m not a big General cigar fan, but, I found the “Foundry” to be a tasty stick.

  7. jimbobber

    I look forward to trying out this wrapper.

  8. Nathan Zimmerman

    My B&M does not carry these so it would be a great chance to try one. Here’s hoping…

  9. Joe Lewis

    These look like a real novel approach to a new blend. Would really enjoy trying

  10. Marty Mitchell

    I’ve only seen pictures of this one so far. Would be great to see one a little closer to a lighter.

  11. Pete Totaro

    A very interesting cigar…Foundry is definitely on my bucket list!!

  12. TriMarkC

    I would love to try these! Thanks!

  13. Smokin Aces

    I’ve heard some nice feedback on this cigar…..gotta admit the whole Steam Punk thing is a novel marketing approach.

  14. Dave with a Y

    I would love to try this one. It looks like there is a gear on them and I could use some spare parts around here. Thanks Craig!

  15. Acey

    Never heard of them, but I’m in!