El Güegüense (The Wise Man)
El Güegüense, pronounced "El-Wah-Wen-Say," was released in 2015 as the debut brand of Nick Melillo's Foundation Cigar Co. The name is based on one of Nicaragua's most culturally iconic folklore dramas and translates to "the wise man." The imagery on the box correlates to the masks used in the performance. This Nicaraguan puro has a Corojo '99 wrapper, Corojo '99 binder and fillers composed of Corojo '99 and Criollo '98 from Jalapa and Estelí. El Güegüense and its offshoot, The Wise Man Maduro (launched in 2017), are made at the TABSA factory in Nicaragua.