Cigar Review: El Gueguense “The Wiseman”

Basic Information:

Name – El Gueguense “The Wiseman”

Producer – Foundation Cigars

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Nicaragua Corojo

Tobacco Blend –  Nicaragua

Pricing – $10.76

Body – Medium +


This cigar is a nice marbled reddish brown color with very few veins. The seams are invisible and this cigar is finished with a triple cap.


Aroma – Smoked Wood, Cedar

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Nuts

After Toast:

First Third – Initial notes of wood and cedar play on the plate along with a pepper sensation on the back of the throat. A nice sweetness kicks in with the cedar a few minutes into this third. The burn is slightly jagged and ash flaked but solid.

Second Third – The wood notes, similar of fresh cut oak, take the main stage with a touch of sweetness. The finish is a bit earthy, which is a change from the beginning. The ash fell at the start of this third and burn remained wavy.

Final Third – The wood and cedar notes are up front and center again. The cedar comes a tangy note that really entices the palate to salivate. The burn remained wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Lagavulin 16

Wine – Dolce Late Harvest or Del Dotto Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Overall Experience:

This El Gueguense from  Foundation Cigars was a nice Nicaraguan treat! The wood like notes really make for a good medium + body experience. I think this brand is up and coming and heading in the right direction. I picked this up at a viewing party at Prime Cigar in Miami for the movie Handrolled hosted by Foundation cigars.



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El Gueguense

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