Foundation Cigar Company has announced the addition of a box pressed Lancero to their Wise Man Maduro line. The product will be released at the 2018 IPCPR trade show.
Foundation Cigar Company President and master blender Nicholas Melillo blended the Wise Man Maduro beginning with a dark, oily Maduro wrapper from San Andres, Corojo 99 from Jalapa for binder, and finished with Filler leaf from both Esteli and Jalapa. The cigars are described as full flavored and medium to full-bodied. The first production run is 500 boxes of 13 cigars.
Nick Melillo says, “I was inspired by the reputation of the Lancero format, known for an appeal that tends to run deeper into the cigar connoisseur realm, to use an artistic rendering of El Güegüense, also known as Macho Raton, as the central figure on our 13count box. As this deeper story goes, El Güegüense traveled between the different colonial territories of Mexico and Central America in order to sell his goods. Accompanied by his sons, Don Forisco (his right hand) and Don Ambrosio (his detractor), they, and four mules (machos), ‘Machomoto, Macho-viejo, Macho-Mohino and Macho-guajaqueno were used for his heavy work, and symbolized how the indigenous population was being treated by the Spanish colonizers.”
The 7 ½ x 40 Cuban-box-press Lanceros will be available in 13-count boxes and are being produced at TABSA in Esteli, Nicaragua. The MSRP for the cigars will be $13 per cigar and $169 per box. They are set to be released in September of this year.