Foundation Announces El Güegüense Soft Box Press Toro Made Exclusively for Famous Smoke Shop

December 9, 2022 By Matthew Tabacco



Ellington, CT – Foundation Cigar Company owner Nicholas Melillo and Famous Smoke Shop are proud to announce the release of the limited edition El Güegüense Toro Box Press cigars available exclusively from Famous Smoke Shop.
We were pleased to work with such a respected tobacconist as Famous Smoke Shop to craft this beautiful Box Press Toro. It is a special complement to our El Güegüense line” said master blender Nicholas Melillo.
Medium bodied with hints of cedar and spice, this 6×52 ring gauge soft-pressed Toro is composed of a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa, with a San Andrès binder, and Nicaraguan long-fillers from Esteli and Jalapa.

When asked who to collaborate with on an exclusive cigar project, it’s no surprise that Foundation Cigar was there” said Mike Klingerman, Famous Smoke’s International Sourcing and Procurement Manager. “We know Nick has an immense passion for tobaccos and culture and how important El Güeguense is to Foundation and as a tribute to Nicaraguan heritage. We are excited to share these cigars with our customers.

Limited to just 500 boxes, the box press Toro has an MSRP of $16.00 and is available exclusively from Famous Smoke Shop and can be found at

El Güegüense is Foundation Cigar Company’s first blend which launched in 2015. Translated as “The Wise Man,” it is crafted to celebrate the rich cultural history of the people of Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper – Corojo 99

  • Binder – San Andrès

  • Fillers- Esteli & Jalapa

  • Unit MSRP- $16.00 per cigar

  • Box MSRP – $160.00 per 10 count Box

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