Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Announces Macho Raton for PCA 2022

El Güegüense is a transcendent satirical drama that embodies several facets of the Nicaraguan experience. Nicholas Melillo, the owner of Foundation Cigars, wanted to pay tribute to the country through this cigar’s name & blend. The brand’s legacy continues with Macho Raton for El Güegüense Corojo & The Wise Man Maduro.

There are many characters within this fabled story, none more important than its main character, El Güegüense, also known as Macho Raton. At the story’s core lies a tale of ingenuity and challenging authority. Similarly, Foundation is creating another iteration of its flagship brand and pushing industry norms.

Each Macho Raton is a perfecto size that measures (4 ¾ x 60) and comes in two different wrappers. The Corojo wrapper in El Güegüense Macho Raton highlights well-balanced cedar notes and is medium-bodied in strength. Not to be outdone, The Macho Raton for The Wise Man Maduro shines with a rich Mexican San Andres wrapper that provides robust flavors of cacao & espresso.

Nicholas Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigars states:

“Our 5yr anniversary cigar was such a hit that I had to release line extensions in this beautiful perfecto. 12ct boxes make these an easy buy”

Macho Raton will be produced in limited quarterly quantities and distributed to Foundation customers carrying El Güegüense and The Wise Man Maduro. These new sizes will be debuted at the PCA tradeshow in Las Vegas and will begin shipping to retailers throughout the country come late summer 2022.

El Güegüense – Macho Raton 4 3/4 x 60 Perfecto

  • Wrapper – Corojo 99 Jalapa
  • Binder – San Andrés Mexico
  • Fillers – Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa

MSRP $14.00 per unit / $168 per box
12-count boxes

Wise Man Maduro – Macho Raton 4 3/4 x 60 Perfecto

  • Wrapper – San Andrés Mexico
  • Binder – Corojo 99 Jalapa
  • Fillers – Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa

MSRP $14.00 per unit / $168 per box
12-count boxes

About Foundation Cigar Company

Foundation Cigar Company was formed by Nicholas Melillo in June of 2015 and debuted El Güegüense, The Wise Man – Corojo, which was awarded among Cigar Aficionado’s ‘Top 25 Cigars’ of 2016. The Company launched The Tabernacle, Charter Oak, and the infused line, The Upsetters, in 2016. In 2018, The Wise Man Maduro was named #3 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado and The Charter Oak was named Best Value Cigar. Foundation’s home offices reside in the Connecticut River Tobacco Valley and its production in Estelí, Nicaragua. Foundation Cigar company’s goal is to bring top-quality premium cigars to connoisseurs around the world.