El Güegüense

Foundation’s El Güegüense 5 Year Aniversario Scheduled for September

Five years ago Nicholas Melillo launched his own cigar company, Foundation Cigar Co., with a line called El Güegüense. Now, the company will celebrate its…

The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

As he approaches his 40th birthday, Nicholas Melillo can easily say he has accomplished quite a bit in the cigar industry. He spent more than…

2015 Awards: Factory of the Year

There are some that look forward to this award even more than our top 25 list, and I understand why. Factory of the Year isn’t…

2015 Awards: New Company of the Year

Launching a new company is a significant challenge, a big part of which is making sure that what you promise gets delivered and that there…

El Güegüense Corona Gorda

In January 2014,  Nicholas Melillo left his job as the evp of international operations for Drew Estate Tobacco Co., after being with the company for 11…

Weekly News (Sept. 28, 2015)

Cigar News Chogúí Coming to the U.S. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chogüí Cigars (@choguicigars) Crowned Heads Adding Four Kicks Lancero…

Foundation Ships El Güegüense

Nicholas Melillo’s debut cigar is debuting. El Güegüense, the first release from Melillo’s Foundation Cigar Co., is now on its way to retailers. The Nicaraguan…

IPCPR 2015: Foundation Cigar Co.

One of the first-time exhibitors at this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show was no stranger to the show floor, but now with his own…

Weekly News (July 13, 2015)

Cigar News Altadis USA & Pete Johnson Collaborate for Henry Clay Tattoo Asylum 13 Corojo 7 x 70 Replaces 6 x 70 Asylum 13 Ogre…