Foundation Cigars
El Gueguense (Wise Man) Robusto by Foundation Cigar

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo
Blender/Creator: Nicholas Melillo, “Chief of the Broadleaf”
Factory: TABSA factory in Estelí
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 20, 2018
Price: 10.40
Date Smoked: December 31, 2021
Quantity: 2

El Gueguense (Wise Man) Robusto by Foundation Cigar

COVID-19 Day 221:
There’s always time for an El Gueguense (Wise Man) by Foundation Cigar!

It seems as though I can’t get enough of Aganorsa Corojo tobacco these days… to prep my palette for a cigar purchase today of the newly released El Güegüense 5 Year Aniversario cigar that celebrates Foundation Cigar’s 5th Anniversary, I’m sparking this exquisite El Güegüense in Robusto by Foundation Cigars. Stay tuned, I’ll be smoking that other one soon.

I purposefully took this out of the TupperDor to smoke today in anticipation of smoking the new 5-Year.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Day 203:
 El Güegüense, Foundation Cigar, Maduro, Mexican San Andres Maduro, Nick Melillo, Robusto, The Wise Man I got rained out this morning of my Cigar Walk so I’m taking advantage of an opportunity to be able to smoke this El Güegüense (Wise Man) in Robusto from Foundation Cigars for some scrumptious Aganorsa Leaf Corojo tobacco… it has been way too long since I’ve been able to “sit” and enjoy the nuances of this Nicaraguan Puro, Aganorsa Corojo packed Cigar.

Yes, this is a Box Worthy cigar that remains in the Cigar Rotation.

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Stay Chill

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 169: 3.0-Mile Cigar

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 34: 4.0-Mile Cigar


 El Güegüense, Foundation Cigar, Maduro, Mexican San Andres Maduro, Nick Melillo, Robusto, The Wise Man I am totally comfortable with the El Güegüense (Wise Man) by the Foundation Cigar Company a creation of Nick Melillo formally of Drew Estate cigars. Its complex flavors are enough to keep me interested.

Toasty creamy earthy tobacco flavors with some wood and coffee notes to start the first third that lasts all the way through only to ramp up at the halfway point.

I can relax with the El Güegüense (Wise Man) by the Foundation Cigar today because this cigar like the others I’ve smoke is performing as I expected.

Yes, you should try this. It has a permanent home in my TupperDor.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

I think I found my Sweet Spot with this glorious Wise Man (El Güegüense) Robusto (5.5 x 50) from Foundation Cigar.

The Wise Man cigar had tons of smoke and earthy flavors that kept me company as I prepared to journey into the Wealth Preservation topic with a Financial Thought-Leader Daniel Morris of Morris+D’Angelo.

I’m studying today
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A Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Puro along with a mixture of Corojo and Criollo filler tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa; what could be bad.

This cigar delivered some sweetness on the cold draw that after blazed produced a perfect draw with a razor burn and lots of smoke. Big flavors to start of pepper and wood that mellowed at the first 3rd. The rest was a creamy smooth ride until the final 3rd. the Pepper Spice started to pick up so I decided to take my time with this… Sure enough, everything smoothed out…

I’m learning…

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Stay Chill

This is a great stick. Stock this in the TupperDor

The Experience

Ash: Even
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Leather: 3
Pepper: 2