El Gueguense Cigars
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El Gueguense

A wise choice.

If you’re anything like me, your first thought is how in the hell do you say this cigar’s name. It’s pronounced - el wah-when-say - meaning “the wise man,” and it’s also one of the oldest known Nicaraguan plays. El Gueguense is the debut blend for Foundation Cigar Company, which was begun by Nicholas Melillo after he left Drew Estate. The cigar’s packaging and bands pay tribute to the play and reflect Melillo’s love for Nicaragua.

El Gueguense is a Nicaraguan puro outfitted with a Corojo ’99 wrapper and binder, and a blend of Corojo and Criollo long-fillers from 2011 and 2012. The blend has been additionally aged in cedar before release and is an elegant, complex, and well-balanced cigar. Expect a full-bodied treat with your palate dancing to notes of cedar and spice with a touch of sweetness.

El Gueguense received an impressive 92-rating and Top 25 Cigars of 2016 honors. The review noted, "The combination of different varietals from diferent regions make this an interesting, tasty melange of Nicaraguan tobacco." 

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Churchill (7.0"x48)
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Churchill (7.0"x48)
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Corona Gorda (5.6"x46)
Box of 25In Stock$247.50
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Corona Gorda (5.6"x46)
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Robusto (5.5"x50)
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Robusto (5.5"x50)
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Toro Huaco (6.0"x56)
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Toro Huaco (6.0"x56)
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Torpedo (6.2"x52)
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Torpedo (6.2"x52)
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Overall Rating4.7 out of 5 Based on 20 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “El Gueguense”

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5 out of 5
The Wiseman knows all.
Wow!!! Best smoke of the year so far. Great construction and burn. Wonderful flavors throughout the whole smoke. Great job on this one Nicko!! Making room in the humi for a box!
2 out of 5
Irregular burn. Some bitterness as you smoke thru it
I wanted to order the Wise Man with the red band, but they were out of stock. So I thought these might be just as good. They were a big disappointment. I had trouble keeping it lit. It didn’t burn evenly. The taste started out good but got progressively worse.
5 out of 5
The Wiseman
What a great cigar absolutely love it. Thanks for the quick delivery and fresh smokes
4 out of 5
Overall solid smokd
Good overall cigar, my favorite cigars come from the Nicaragua region espcially Esteli so I may be buyers. Had it in the humidor for a about 6 weeks. Not sure how long it sat in my brick and mortar. To me this cigar was lacking in the complexity that others experienced. It did have a strong Red pepper kick off the bat and some leather and earth tones other spices I can’t quite explain. It was pretty consistent win the leather earth and cocoa exchanging the main flavor throughout the smoke. Probably full flavor medium in strength but I smoke 2-3 cigars daily. Had to do a few minor touch ups, this could have been because the cigar was slightly overpacked and had a snug draw compared to what I prefer. Decent smoke output. Overall I would smoke this every so often. My daily smoke is usually a “Guardian of the Farm” from Warped which I always seem to enjoy in any size and they always tend to have a great construction for the price point.
5 out of 5
This cigar is a little piece of heaven Great Smoke smooth from the. start wood and nutty flavor and stays the same all the way threw very good cigar well worth the price it's ad good if not better then the famous liga private give it a shot
5 out of 5
The wise man
Excellent full body Nicaraguan puro.. CI got these sticks to me quickly and in great condition.. A must try!!
5 out of 5
curtain call
Like the stage, it's a legitimate cigar. Solid construction. Excellent draw. Burns great. Loads of flavor. Very satisfying smoke.
5 out of 5
Mr. Stogie
Awesome full body smoke, defintely buying more!
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Very enjoyable smoke, nice flavor. Cigar required frequent touch ups though.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
The flavors coming are amazing right up my alley!
5 out of 5
Love it. Great Full body
Love it. Great Full body cigar.
5 out of 5
Delicious smoke from start to finish
4 out of 5
you never know!!!
I always lean toward the "big name" brands, until I visited a really good, experienced smoke shop. And when my regular Brand (DE) had very limited shelf space, the fine gent working there brought me to El Gueguense. Being from Estelli I though, OK......what a great smoke, similar to what my old brand used to be, before they sold out & over expanded, like a restaurant w/ a 32 page menu. Back to this stick, a strong medium, after the initial 10-15 min.....this settled into a nice smooth, creamy, easy draw smoke.....give this a try, its my new FAV !!!
5 out of 5
New kid on the block
Excellent cigar. Full body, but smooth at the same time. The middle of the cigar is where the true taste lies. Nick out did himself with this one. Top 10 worthy easily.
5 out of 5
One of the best of 2015 in my book
The few times I have smoked El Gueguense I've been blown away. Dark, rich, complex... Just incredible. It is on the list of best things I've smoked in 2015, along with Las Caleveras, EP La Historia, Liga T52, tatuaje Reserva (7th)...
5 out of 5
Great selection of cigars at reasonable prices and easy to use website. Good service. I will shop there again.
5 out of 5
amazing, this is the real deal, one of the best cigars on the market. great, complex, rich flavors, lotsa changes and transitions.
5 out of 5
Newest knock out I've smoked
This cigar is certainly worth every penny and every puff. At first light you're punched in the face with flavor and strength after that hit its a smoking dream. An A+ stick that makes me upset to have one left in humidor at the moment. Will definitely replenish this one.
5 out of 5
A wise purchase
The "wise man" is a wise purchase. Very rich and just the right amount of kick. I will buy a box of these in the future when I have a humidor that can accommodate boxes.
5 out of 5
My Favorite Dinner Smoke!
Best Cigar I've had in a very long time. Perfect construction and a superbly blended Nicaraguan Puro. Full bodied flavors of Leather and Dark Cocoa beans. Lots of mellow spices, continuous and robust.