At the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Foundation Cigar Company announced Highclere Castle Senetjer, a limited edition project launched last year, would now be an annual release. This month, the 2023 release is now heading to retailers.
“There was such an outcry & love for Senetjer that we all thought an annual November release was appropriate,” commented Nicholas Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Company in a press release.
Highclere Castle is the brand produced in partnership between Foundation Cigar Company and George Herbert, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon and the famed Highclere Castle Estate’s owner in Hampshire, England. The name Senetjer, the ancient Egyptian word for “incense,” literally translates as “of the gods.” There is a reason for this release under the Highclere Castle. 2022 was the 100th anniversary of Herbert’s great-grandfather (the 5th Earl of Carnarvon) and Howard Carter’s discovery of Pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb in November 1922.
The box of the Highclere Castle Senetjer is a replica of the storage boxes discovered within Tutankhamun’s tomb. Plans are for the Highclere Castle Senetjer to be released in November to coincide with the 101st anniversary of the discovery.
For details on the Highclere Castle Senetjer, see our coverage from the 2022 PCA Trade Show:
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