At the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, Foundation Cigar Company will make its Menelik cigar available for a limited production run. The Menelik is a cigar that had been seen at Foundation Cigar Company events over the past couple of years.
Menelik was the name of an ancient emperor of Ethiopia, who was said to be the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Menelik was also known as Ibn al-Hakim, which translates into “Son of the Wise Man.” This ties to two of the company’s flagship brands El Güegüense (The Wise Man) and The Tabernacle (the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant which was said to be dismantled by King Solomon).
Menelik features a San Andres Mexican wrapper over a Nicaraguan Corojo binder and fillers from Condega, Estelí, and Jalapa. It will be available in one size – a 4 1/2 x 52 soft-box pressed petit robusto measuring 4 1/2 x 52. The cigars will be presented in 12-count boxes. Pricing is set $13.00 per cigar or $156.00 per box.
The 2019 IPCPR Trade Show opens June 29th, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At a glance, here is a look at the Menelik by Foundation Cigar Company.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: San Andres Mexico
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Jalapa
Filler: Condega, Estelí, Jalapa
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Petit Robusto: 4 1/2 x 52 (Soft Pressed)
Photo Credits: Foundation Cigar Company