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El Güegüense

Battles: 317

Wins: 81%

Score: 94

El Güegüense

"El Wha-What-Now?!" you're most certainly asking yourself. It's certainly one of the most intimidating arrangement of characters that call themselves a cigar title. "It's pronounced 'el way-when-say,'" brand owner Nick Melillo reassures.

This cigar is the first creation to come out of Foundation Cigar Co., Nick's first project after leaving Drew Estate in 2014. Nick worked out of Nicaragua with Drew Estate and founderJonathan Drew for 11 years before branching out on his own. He's best known for his work on blends such as Liga Privada No. 9, T52, UF-13 Dark, JD4, L40, Dirty Rat, Feral Flying Pig, Undercrown Dogma, and Nica Rustica.

El Güegüense comes out of Nicaragua, which is sort of Nick's thing, and the blend uses 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. All this, and the cigar's concept is based on, you guessed it, Nicaraguan culture, basing the name on the country's well-known literary work of the same name (which translates to "The Wise Man").

cigar Breakdown

Corojo ’99, Nicaragua

Wrapper

Natural

Shade

Corojo ’99, Nicaragua

Binder

Nicaragua

Filler tobacco countries

Foundation Cigar Company

Company

TABSA

Factory

Regular

Production

2015

Release year

$ 9.90 - $ 12.50

Price

strength6/10
body6/10
flavor9/10

Core flavors

CedarMuskButterscotchFloralToffeeCabinet SpicesCocoaGraham CrackersToasted BreadPerfume