THE MENELIK Foundation's most exclusive cigar
THE MENELIK Foundation's most exclusive cigar
THE MENELIK Foundation's most exclusive cigar

THE MENELIK Foundation's most exclusive cigar
THE MENELIK Foundation's most exclusive cigar
THE MENELIK Foundation's most exclusive cigar

ROBUSTO                 41/2 x 52 – 12 ct box

 

CAPA: San Andres Mexico

CAPOTE: Corojo 99 Jalapa

TRIPA: Esteli, Condega, Jalapa

 

For the first time, Foundation Cigar Company is making its most exclusive cigar, the Menelik, available for sale in a limited production run. Foundation fans will recognize the Menelik from events held in the past couple years, where this unique cigar was only offered personally by Foundation’s owner Nicholas Melillo. Those who managed to get their hands on one have praised its flavor profile, noting rich tones of cocoa, spice, and earthiness. The Menelik is a soft-box pressed petit robusto that measures 4 1/2 x 52.

 

The slightly pressed characteristic of this cigar—a quality it also shares with the Wise Man Maduro—lends itself to a more flavorful smoke with a consistent draw. As a finishing touch, it also features a pigtail, or culita, cap.

ROBUSTO                  41/2 x 52 –
12 ct box

 

CAPA: San Andres Mexico

CAPOTE: Corojo 99 Jalapa

TRIPA: Esteli, Condega, Jalapa

 

For the first time, Foundation Cigar Company is making its most exclusive cigar, the Menelik, available for sale in a limited production run. Foundation fans will recognize the Menelik from events held in the past couple years, where this unique cigar was only offered personally by Foundation’s owner Nicholas Melillo. Those who managed to get their hands on one have praised its flavor profile, noting rich tones of cocoa, spice, and earthiness. The Menelik is a soft-box pressed petit robusto that measures 4 1/2 x 52.

 

The slightly pressed characteristic of this cigar—a quality it also shares with the Wise Man Maduro—lends itself to a more flavorful smoke with a consistent draw. As a finishing touch, it also features a pigtail, or culita, cap.

The Menelik Story

 

The cigar’s richness takes a cue from its namesake, Menelik, the 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.” It’s easy to see the familial relation between the Menelik and Foundation’s award-winning debut brand, El Güegüense (The Wise Man). Both possess a Corojo 99 binder and touches of dessert-like sweetness that come in waves.