Windsor, CT – June 27th, 2018 – On the heels of Wiseman Maduro Robusto’s 93 rating in Cigar Aficionado, Foundation Cigar Company adds a Cuban box press Lancero to the line. The product will be released at next month’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. Booth #349.
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 and will be released in September of this year. Foundation Cigar Company President and master blender, Nicholas Melillo, blended the Wise Man Maduro beginning with a dark, oily Maduro wrapper from San Andres Mexico, Corojo 99 binder from Jalapa Nicaragua, and finished with filler leaf from both Esteli and Jalapa. The cigars reflect full flavor and expansive complexity with hints of chocolate, earth, pepper and spice and are medium to full-bodied. The first production run is 500 boxes.
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.”
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