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El Gueguense Lancero Cigar



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Foundation Cigar Co. - El Gueguense Lancero Cigar - single

Nestled in the heart of the Connecticut River Tobacco Valley, the world’s premier tobacco-growing region, there’s a building in a tobacco field...
This isn’t another curing barn; this isn’t another fermentation warehouse; this is the world’s only corporate cigar office based on a farm - the office of the Foundation Cigar Company!!

After serving 12 years at one of the most innovative (and largest) cigar companies in the world, as Executive Vice President of International Operations and Head Blender, in 2015 Nick Melillo branched out on his own, finally forming the Foundation Cigar Company!

His first line, El Güegüense, immediately took the cigar world by storm, reaching Cigar Afficionado’s top 25 in 2016. The El Güegüense’s maduro sibling, The Wiseman, subsequently reached #3 in Cigar Afficionado’s top 25 2019, a feat uniquely achieved purely by word of mouth with an advertising and marketing budget of zero. Following awards include the industry changing Charter Oak winning #1 Best Buy (Cigar Afficionado) and the Highclere Castle Victorian being awarded 95 points. Foundation’s newest line, the Olmec, also won Cigar Of The Year (Cigar Snob) – quite an achievement, having only been released in July of that year! Famously and without being prompted, paid or promoted, the cigars are now regularly being championed as the best cigars available by Joe Rogan, the world’s most popular podcaster.

Renowned for sourcing and utilising the very best tobacco in the industry, Nick will certainly continue winning awards for his subsequent blends (including the Tabernacle, Menelik, Upsetters and Highclere Castle Edwardian), and Nick will certainly continue developing ground-breaking blends using the world’s finest and rarest tobaccos. But what is at the heart of Foundation Cigar Company is the cigar smoker themselves – that smoke-filled moment of pure presence, that quietly thunderous connection to ancient heritage, modern science, and genuine passion for the leaf.

This is something that Melillo and Foundation Cigar Company will provide endlessly to any who will sit and take audience.

All for the love of the leaf.

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

For 500 years, Nicaragua has served as a crossroads of cultures, ever since indigenous inhabitants mocked arriving Spanish Conquistadors in a colourful, costumed satirical masterpiece called El Güegüense. The dance continues to this day, transcending all cultural, social and political barriers – if you are Nicaraguan, the El Güegüense brings you ever closer to your roots, encompassing true National peace in those few precious moments of timeless art and humour.

A true tribute to its father nation, this Nicaraguan Puro (a blend certainly not easy to perfect), the El Güegüense showcases what Melillo has learned from a lifetime at the pioneering edge of the cigar industry. True to Melillo’s previous record, El Gueguense proved and continues to prove to be a ground-breaking series, transcending barriers and launching this ancient dance in to the 21st century.

Pronounciation of El Güegüense: El Wah-Wen-Sey

Packaging: Single Cigar
Strength: Medium
Flavour: Medium
Length: 7 1/2"
Ring Gauge: 40

Wrapper: Corojo '99 Jalapa
Binder: Corojo '99
Filler: Corojo '99 Jalapa, Criolo '98 Estelli 

Medium in body, and full of rich cedar with a delicate spice, developing well with a balanced sweetness... Delicious!


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