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Foundation Announces 5yr Anniversary El Gueguense Collector's Chest

Foundation Announces 5yr Anniversary El Gueguense Collector's Chest

Foundation Cigar Company is proud to announce the limited edition El Güegüense - 5yr Aniversario Collector’s chest.

In September of 2015, Nicholas Melillo released Foundation Cigar Company’s debut offering: El Güegüense (​el-way-when-say​) or “The Wise Man.” A 100% Nicaraguan Puro that celebrates the nation’s land, people, and traditions, it takes its name from the cunning protagonist of the country’s annual Festival of San Sebastián. Fans of the cigar treasure its smooth, balanced, and distinctively Nicaraguan flavor.


Foundation El Gueguense 5yr Anniversary Collector's Edition


“​Moving to Estelí in 2003,​” says Melillo, “​made a profound impact on my life. For my debut release I wanted to pay homage to Nicaragua’s unique culture and it’s rich and flavorful tobacco.”

El Güegüense debuted to a Top 25 ranking from Cigar Aficionado, establishing Foundation’s reputation for quality. The Maduro expansion of the line would go on to earn Cigar Aficionado’s #3 ranking. Both the Corojo and Maduro respectively achieved Halfwheel’s #1 Consensus Cigar of the Year.


Foundation El Gueguense Limited Edition 5 Year Aniversario


To commemorate Foundation’s 5-year anniversary, Melillo has blended and designed a limited edition 4 3⁄4 by 60 Perfecto in a one-of-a-kind collector’s chest. The 20-count box, resembling the one held by The Wise Man during the festival’s Great Dance, represents the hard-work, ingenuity, and deep cultural wealth of the Nicaraguan people.

“This box is one of the most unique I have seen in all of my years in the industry,” ​said Melillo​. “Foundation’s art director, Thief Operandi, did an amazing job on the artwork. It perfectly complements this rich, elegant, and complex blend. This is a true collector’s piece.”

The special blend features an elegant Corojo 99 wrapper, a blend of high-quality fillers from Jalapa and Estelí, and is held together by a specially selected binder from San Andres Mexico.


Foundation Limited Edition El Gueguense


This limited-edition chest will be available to select Foundation partners throughout the U.S. come late September.

“We are proud to share this milestone with the many fine retailers and connoisseurs who have supported and believed in us these past five years. We look forward to many more exciting years together.” – Nicholas Melillo

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8/21/2020 8:41 AM
Will you be selling these??
9/3/2020 5:57 AM
Please email me when boxes become available. jmrozjr@att.net thank you.
9/8/2020 8:22 PM
I want some of these definitely.
2/1/2021 9:12 AM
I would like a box as soon as they are available. Like everything Nick Does.