The concept behind Illusione Cigars was to re-create a specific taste profile from years past. Before the Sandinistas took over in 1979, Nicaragua was growing some of the best tobaccos in the world. The cigars made from these prized fields in the Jalapa Valley and Esteli region were strong, bold and clean. Fast-forward to 2012 and these humble acres have been re-invigorated to once again yield their fullest potential, including the premium tobaccos found in the Illusione cigar. All Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo 99 and Criollo 98 seeds, wrapped with a grade one Caf Colorado wrapper, and finished with a traditional triple cap in the premier Raices Cubanas factory. Made in small-batch quantities to maintain top quality and consistency, Illusione cigars deliver a satisfying taste and bold character rarely found in todays cigar market.
Very satisfied with process
By James on May 9, 2023
By Dee on Jun 22, 2021
well made larger cigar for a very fair price. Lots of flavor with a decent though not perfect burn
By John on Oct 15, 2019
By Nicholas on Sep 12, 2019
Nice leathery cigar. Burns well on the beach while surfcasting for Stripers!
By ADAM on Jun 13, 2019
By JESSE on Jan 25, 2018
This cigar was recommended by a friend and it was a great one!!!
My new go to smoke. Well made, good flavor and even balanced smoke.
By Robert on May 18, 2017
This is a great cigar
By Matthew on May 2, 2017
By David on Mar 18, 2017
My previous experiences with this cigar have been exemplary. The first of the new arrival appeared very good with the usual firm construction. The initial aroma pre-light was also as usual. Upon first light however the flavors were harsh, the peppery taste usually associated with the first light of this cigar were not apparent. There were no pleasant tastes of pepper. Just a harshness that defied normal taste associations. The cigar smoothed out somewhat after the first inch. There were very low levels of chocolate/coffee/leather that remained for the first half of the cigar. However by the time I had reached the end of that first 1/2 the harshness had returned. I had had enough. The second stick was no better. I would normally give this a 92 on the C/A scale. These two however have dropped to am 84 IMO. I will try another after letting them rest another month.
By Robert on Oct 26, 2014
the whole line is delicious, but I prefer these to the Epernays
By Michael on Jun 5, 2014
The ring gauge of the Illusione MJ12 Toro Gordo-6 x 54 is 54. For the Illusione Nosotros Toro 6 x 52, the ring gauge is 52.
By Bern on Feb 28, 2011