Just prior to the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, Illusione Cigars announced a major expansion to its portfolio. One of the new offerings unveiled at the show was a new line called the Illusione Garagiste.
The name Garagiste refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region, producing “garage wines” who somewhat are considered renegades.
In a way Garagiste is a little bit of a renegade blend for Illusione. It’s the first Illusione blend to utilize an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. At the same time, the blend keeps true to what Illusione has done in the past utilizing Aganorsa tobaccos. In particular, the blend focuses on two tobaccos – Viso Corojo and Viso Criollo from a specific farm from Aganorsa fields.
Illusione Garagiste is available in four sizes – each packaged in 20 count boxes.
At a glance, here is a look at the Illusione Garagiste:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A – TABSA)
Short Robusto: 4 1/4 x 48
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 52
Gordo: 6 x 56
Photo Credit: Cigar Coop
Cigar Review: Illusione Garagiste
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