"I really couldn’t be happier with this cigar in regard to performance and the flavor profile. It was never overpowering but had the fuller flavor profile that I prefer. I paired this with a barrel-aged stout (2022 Black Tuesday) and it was a perfect match. I would gladly recommend it to any of my cigar-smoking friends, and I will absolutely seek out more when I find out what this is! Very good cigar!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Fred Rewey has returned to the cigar industry. Illusione Cigars has hired him as their new Brand Strategist effective immediately. Rewey made his mark in the cigar industry as the founder and owner of Nomad Cigar Co. from 2012-2018. In 2018 he sold the company to Ezra Zion. He is also the co-founder an online marketing company, Exposure One.
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Voting Process Each of our 16 panelists were given 10 votes to cast. Our list is made up of cigars that were RELEASED in 2015. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoke it at some point themselves.
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"This cigar, in my opinion, was nothing short of outstanding. I venture to say that it had a Cubanesque profile which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine." -Milton (mjohnsoniii)
STG, the parent company of General Cigar, has announced a new collaboration with none other than Dion Giolito of Illusione cigars. The collaboration will go under the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur brand and called Illusione of Excalibur. This is a limited edition cigar and is the first Excalibur made in Nicaragua.
"This was a good cigar, with lots of heavy cream notes, but there weren't any other flavors to keep my attention, It burned, and smoked great. Might be a good cigar in the morning with a cup of java." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
Source: Cigar Aficionado The newest and final addition to the Illusione Epernay cigar line has made it’s way to tobacconists...