Earlier this year, Dion Giolito announced that he would be discontinuing the Illusione ~23~ culebra and replacing it with a to-be-announced ninfa. That cigar will be known as Illusione ~33~.

While it might have ~33~ in the name, the cigar actually measures 6 1/4 x 32. As Giolito indicated earlier this year, it’s a Nicaraguan puro that centers around criollo from a specific farm in Estelí, although there’s some Estelí corojo in the blend.

Illusione 33 box

Pricing is still unknown, but the cigars will come in boxes of 14 with an estimated ship date of September. The ~33~ will debut at next week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans, La.

The boxes read “into the light” in addition to the ~33~ branding. As for the meaning, Giolito explained to halfwheel that those who know what it means will know, but declined to elaborate claiming that all not branding needed to explicit marketing.

Like most of Illusione’s newer releases, the cigar is being made at Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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Charlie Minato

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