Charter Oak Cigars pay homage to the farming lands in Connecticut where master Tobacco Blender, Nick Melillo, was born and raised. Featuring fine Cuban seed leaf varieties from the well-known Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua, these smokes have either a Connecticut Shade wrapper or a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The artwork represents the tree mentioned by Dutch explorer, Adrian Block’s journey guidebook in 1608. It is estimated the tree began growing in the 12th century. The tree has a long history and has become a symbol and landmark for both Connecticut and Hartford. Legend has it a hollow space in the tree was used to hide the colony’s charter. Nick wanted to pay tribute to his home state as well as create a quality cigar for everyday. Nick said, "I wanted to create an economy-minded, everyday smoke for connoisseurs; something tasty and delicious but didn’t break the bank", and we agree he nailed it.