The Wise Man Maduro is getting its thinnest size to date.
Foundation Cigar Co. has announced that it will debut The Wise Man Maduro Lancero, a 7 1/2 x 40 soft-pressed lancero version of The Wise Man Maduro blend, which was released last year. It uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro lancero, a Nicaraguan corojo 99 binder from Jalapa and fillers form Estelí and Jalapa.
“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,” said Nicholas Melillo, Foundation’s founder, in a press release. “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.”
El Güegüense is the name of the company’s debut release. It translates into the wise man.
The initial run is limited to 500 boxes of 13 with pricing set at $13 per cigar. It is expected to ship in September.