“They call me ‘Chief of the Broadleafs’ for a reason,” Melillo continues. “I have been working closely with farmers in Connecticut for over ten years. Broadleaf is more than tobacco for me. It is something sacred.”
On the outside, this cigar uses a CT Broadleaf wrapper, selected by Melillo for this project two years ago.
“AJ Fernandez has been meticulously fermenting this broadleaf wrapper and the combination of both of our passions for tobacco is dangerous.”
The Tabernacle also uses a San Andreas Mexico binder and filler from Jamastran Valley in Honduras, plus the Esteli and Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Mexican San Andreas
Filler: Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Esteli and Jalapa