25 CIgars to the Box

20 in stock


Length:  5.5

Ring:  50

Vitola: Robusto

Shape: Round

Strength: Medium to Full Bodied

Wrapper: San Andres Mexico

Filler: Corojo 99 Jalapa & Nicaragua 

Country: Nicaragua


Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year #3 2018!!

El Güegüense or “The Wise Man” is a true Nicaraguan Cigar

These cigars are made with a blend of Cuban Criollo 98 and  Corojo 99 varieties.  Harvested in the areas of Jalapa and Esteli.

Leaves from the third, forth , sixth and medio tiempo primings  were used to obtain good strength, aroma and flavor.

Foundation Cigar Company President Nicholas Melillo released of The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro, for IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. The release provided a line extension to Melillo’s premier brand released during IPCPR 2015, where the Nicaraguan puro enjoyed a highly successful launch, going on to find inclusion in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list for 2016.

Melillo blended the The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro using Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa and covered the cigar with a beautiful, oily, and rich San Andres Mexican Maduro wrapper. “We’ve enjoyed a lot of success with El Güegüense, and it is an honor for people to recognize a project that personally means so much to me.” says Melillo. “I was looking to create a line extension with a whole different level of complexity and the San Andrès wrapper brings just that. The blend encompasses bold flavors of black pepper, dark roast espresso and cacao. Medium plus in body and strength and rounded out with a nutty finish.”


“I have always been drawn to San Andrés, Mexico and have been buying tobacco there since 2003. The wrapper is one of my favorites, not to mention one of the oldest seed varieties in the world, which predates even Cuban seed. The combination of this unique capa and Nicaraguan fillers makes for an amazingly flavorful smoke.” says Mellilo.