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Foundation Cigar 5h Anniversary

El Güegüense – 5yr Aniversario Collector’s Chest Coming September 2020

Foundation Cigar Company announced 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.
“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.”

To commemorate Foundation’s 5-year anniversary, Melillo has blended and designed a limited edition 4 ¾ 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.
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.
This limited-edition chest will be available to select Foundation partners throughout the U.S. come late September. Box MSRP: $300.00.
“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,” says Nicholas Melillo.

Katja Gnann

She learned her journalistic skills from scratch at a regional daily newspaper, for which she wrote articles for many years. Through working for the magazine Der Spiegel in Rome she had the opportunity to increase her professional knowledge in the field of media. Katja studied art history and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Palermo and Rome and, during the course of her studies, spent many years in Italy. The country was her teacher in things related to pleasure and lifestyle. She has been working for Cigar Journal since 2004. In 2010 she became editor-in-chief.


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