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 1/2 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 for the box. 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 from Jalapa for binder, and 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.
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 13-count box. As the 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.”
The first production run is 500 boxes and will be released in September of this year.
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