Cruzado Elitas

Cruzado Elitas

Origin : HondurasCruzado
Format : Corona
Size : 6.0″ x 44
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Criollo
Filler : Nicaraguan and Honduran
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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The Cruzado is the newest creation from the man behind the immensely popular Illusione cigars, Dion Giolito. This new line is billed as being medium-bodied/medium strength in comparison to the full-bodied, powerful Illusione. Apparently to tone down the blend Dion chose to use the viso leaf instead of using ligero. Viso is the priming right below ligero on the tobacco plant. The Cruzado is made at the same factory as the Illusione, at the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras.

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Illusione ~m7~ (Quick Smoke Series)

Illusione M7

Origin : Nicaragua
IllusioneFormat : Perfecto
Size : 6 1/2 x 58
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $10+ each
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The Illusione ~m7~ is a Diadema (a tapered-down perfecto shape) and requires plenty of time to smoke it. It starts off real gently, not too strong, just a nice mild woodiness and a touch of pepper. Also present are toast and tobacco notes. The burn is very uneven, which for some reason is very common in these sizes regardless of who makes them it seems.

As I smoke this big fella, I keep expecting some change in flavor and complexity but it never shows. Towards the end I pick up a little acidity, but that’s about it.

Even though the flavors are good, this doesn’t offer me anything to get too excited about. This may just be a cigar I prefer in a small size.

Illusione ~cg:4~

Illusione ~cg:4~

Origin : Honduras
IllusioneFormat : Corona
Size : 5 5/8 x 46
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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The Illusione line of cigars are a somewhat unknown brand that is rapidly gaining in popularity. It won’t be long before everyone knowns about this Nicaraguan gem. The Illusione is the brainchild of Dion Giolito who is a veteran of the cigar industry. He wanted a cigar that hearkened back to the days before the Sandinistas took power in Nicaragua and nearly destroyed the cigar industry there. Since there was nothing like that available in the market, he went out and created the cigars he wanted. In an unusual twist, this Nicaraguan Puro is made in a factory in Honduras. Just another unique fact about this unique cigar. The Stogie Guys have a great interview with Dion Giolito that is a very good read. I recommend checking it out.

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