JR Cigars has announced the latest installment of its 50th Anniversary series will come from Foundation Cigar Company. The cigar is called the El Güegüense JR 50th Collector’s Edition. It’s a cigar based on Foundation’s El Güegüense 5 Year Aniversario blend.
El Güegüense translates to “The Wise Man.” El Güegüense is the name of a literary work that is very much a part of the fabric of Nicaragua culture. Melillo selected the name to pay homage to Nicaragua as he spent many years living there while at Drew Estate.
The El Güegüense JR 50th Collector’s Edition features a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 wrapper, a San Andres binder and Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 fillers from Jalapa and Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigar is being released in one size – a 6 1/4 x 46 Lonsdale. This cigar is offered in a custom ten-count box with an art piece on the inside cover. The artwork was designed by Melillo and Foundation Art Director Alex Garcia. A total of 500 boxes have been made. Pricing is set at $13.00 per cigar; $116.95 per box.
This cigar will be available on August 17 exclusively at www.JRCigars.com.
Thus far, the following releases have been a part of the JR 50th Anniversary Series:
- Romeo y Julieta Edicion Limitada JR 50th
- Mother Church by Crowned Heads
- Montecristo Cincuenta JR 50th
- Aganorsa Lunatic JR 50th
- Davidoff JR 50th
- Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua JR 50th
- JR Ultimate 50th Anniversary
- Alec & Bradley Wagyu A5
- Foundation Cigars El Güegüense JR 50th Collector’s Edition
In addition, JR crafted a limited amount of 50th Anniversary Humidors.
At a glance, here is a look at the El Güegüense JR 50th Collector’s Edition:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Binder: San Andres Mexican
Filler: Nicaraguan (Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)
Londsdale: 6 1/4 x 46
Photo Credit: JR Cigar