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Cigar News: Foundation Announces El Güegüense 5yr Aniversario

Come September 2020, there will be a new El Güegüense cigar, in the form of the 5yr Aniversario Collector’s chest. Nicholas Melillo debuted the original El Güegüense as one of the first lines in his Foundation Cigar Company in 2015. Now the company is releasing a limited edition 4 ¾ by 60 Perfecto in a special blend for the 5 year anniversary.

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Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona

“The cigar for filled my appetite for a hearty smoke that would be great after any meal. It reminds me of one of my favorite cigars with a different wrapper and an amped up strength. I cannot wait to find out what it is so I can try the other sizes of this fabulous smoke.” -John A. (John A.)

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Cigar News: Foundation Cigar Company Announces “The Upsetters”

Foundation Cigar Company has announced its second line known as “The Upsetters”, a blend of Jamaican and Nicaraguan fillers which is a travel story itself, documenting Melillo’s endless trips to tobacco fields and curing barns. While Foundation’s first brand, El Güegüense was a Nicaraguan puro that paid homage to the culture of Nicaragua

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Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | El Güegüense Torpedo Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | El Güegüense Torpedo

“I absolutely loved this cigar. This was one of the best cigars I have reviewed this year, if not the best. Whatever it is will be a contender for cigar of the year for sure. The flavors were plentiful, balanced and interesting. Construction was top-notch. I highly recommend everyone try this cigar, and I will buy a box. Highly recommend this.” -Emmett (BMP_Emmett)

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Cigar News: Foundation Cigar Co. Unveils its First Brand

According to Melillo, El Güegüense is blended with vintage-specific tobacco. The blend consists of a Corojo ’99 wrapper and binder from Jalapa, though from different farms, while the filler is made up of Criollo and Corojo tobaccos from 2011 and 2012 crop years. (Note: Corojo ’99 does not indicate harvest year, but seed variety.)

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