Illusione ~88~ Robusto


Size Matter: 5 x 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo Rosado 

(Maduro Wrapper: Capa Fina-grade San Andrean Maduro )

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo '98 and Corojo '99

Birthplace: Nicaragua

Strength: Full


Things you should know (in no particular order):

  • 88  is part of the Original Documents Series, so named because they were the brand's initial offerings.
  • 888 rated a 90 by Cigar Aficionado.
  • Blended by Dion Giolito, also the company owmer. (We hope his business card says, "Master of Illusione.")
  • He owns a cigar lounge in Reno called Fumare, which we've just added to our To-Do list. (And by "we," I mean "I.")
  • We (I) want him to be our (my) friend--not just because of the quotation, but it cetianly was the tipping point: 

    "Illusione sounded like an inside secret," Giolito adds. "An indy cigar for people part of an inner circle. Plus, the word Illusione sounded nice. Very European."

  • There's a pretty cool article of the Master himself here.