UPDATE: This contest is now closed
Our winners this week were chosen by Foundation Cigar Co. owner Nick Melillo on the Smoke Night LIVE show, as well as voted on by the Dojo community.
- 1st place winner: tranced_26 – El Güegüense Churchill 10-pack
- 2nd place winner: Donald S. – El Güegüense Churchill 5-pack
- 2nd place winner: Amanda R. – El Güegüense Churchill 5-pack
The first question any inquisitive fan will inevitably ask when seeing the new El Güegüense cigar for the first time is, “How the heck am I going to pronounce this?…” Allow us to settle your concerns straight off – El Güegüense = “El wah when say”
Now that that’s all straightened out, let’s get down to the nitty gritty! The cigar is the first line in the new Foundation Cigar Co. founded by ex-Drew Estate blender Nicholas Melillo, aka Nick~R~Agua. Nick got his start working directly under Jonathan Drew at Drew Estate back in ’03. After continuously working his way up the DE ladder, he became an integral part of the DE team, eventually working on blends such as the Liga Privada No. 9, Liga Privada T52, Nica Rustica, Liga Dirty Rat, Liga UF-13, Undercrown Dogma (yes!), and more…
After leaving Drew Estate in early 2014, Nick got to work on his own venture—soon to be known as Foundation. Located in a familiar Estelí, Nicaragua, Nick has setup his new brand as a merging of old-world traditions with modern-day styles and customs to produce unique premium cigars. The first cigar, El Güegüense, is intrinsically Nicaraguan—boasting a puro blend and inspired from Nicaragua’s signature folkloric masterpiece (theatrical play) of the same name.
This week’s contest theme is: What’s your foundation?
Yeah, we know, we love a good play on words… This week’s contest is simple—show us, the Dojo community, your foundation (i.e. your rock, base, thing that keeps you going!) for a chance to win some of the industry’s hottest cigars!
Some examples of an entry may be:
- Smoke a cigar with your family
- Smoke in (or near) your prized automobile
- Show the Dojo your cigar collection
WARNING: Cigar Dojo does not assume responsibility for injuries or accidents caused by this contest – Enter at your own risk
Use #myFoundation with entries
Entering the contest is as simple as:
- Take a cigar-related pic showing your foundation
- Post your photo to the Cigar Dojo app
- Include hashtag #myFoundation
Note: Contest entries should be new, i.e. created for this contest.
An example of an entry might be as follows….
Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, October 7th at 6pm (MDT) until the night of Friday, October 8th (MDT). The winners will be announced on Friday night during this week’s episode of Smoke Night LIVE, featuring Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigar Co.
Our prizes this week are…
10-pack Foundation Cigar Co. El Güegüense Cigars
Our 1st place winner this week will receive a whopping 10-pack of the brand new El Güegüense cigars in a massive, 7×48 Churchill vitola! These Nicaraguan puros feature a classic, Cubanesque profile with impeccable construction and a medium-full body. The El Güegüense have been among the most highly anticipated cigars to come out of the 2015 IPCPR trade show, now you have the chance to score a whole bundle.
5-pack Foundation Cigar Co. El Güegüense Cigars
TWO 2nd place winners will both receive a 5-pack of the very same El Güegüense cigars from Foundation Cigar Co. in the hefty 7×48 Churchill vitola!
NOTE: This week’s winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff & Nick Melillo based on on artistic quality (best images), creativity, and originality. Winners will be chosen live on the Smoke Night LIVE show.
Entries and extra credit will add to your chances, giving you a better shot at being picked.
Post your entries on the Cigar Dojo App and include the hashtag #myFoundation
Entries are limited to 2 per day so make them count!
When you post your entry image in our cigar app, you are officially entered into this weeks contest! Simple eh? By posting an entry you are agreeing to the contest rules which are as follows:
Create your own status update for Twitter or Facebook and earn extra credit
Want to help out the Dojo? Post your entries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (as well as Cigar Dojo of course) and try to include these four elements:
An example might be….
Post your family, hobbies, pets, etc. with #myFoundation for a chance 2 win @FoundationCigar on @CigarDojo this week http://cigardojo.com/?p=21724
#myFoundation and my smoking buddy is my dog! Show yours on @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win @FoundationCigar this week! http://cigardojo.com/?p=21724