A limited edition Illusione is heading to Fox Cigar Bar. On Monday, the Gilbert, Az.-based store will begin selling the Illusione Sin Cinta. Sin cinta, which translates into tapeless or no band, is a predictably unbanded 6 x 52 toro limited to 50 cabinets of 50 cigars.

Sin Cinta is a Nicaraguan puro using a corojo wrapper from Jalapa and fillers from both Estelí and Jalapa. It also uses double binders: a corojo ’98 from Jalapa and criollo ’98 from Estelí. The cigars were rolled in November at TABSA, the same factory response for Rothchildes and the recent batches of Singularé.

Pricing is set at $8.99 per cigar or $400.00 per box. The cigar will be sold locally beginning on Jan. 27 and will not be available for phone orders until Feb. 3, although there is a wait list.

Fox Cigar Bar is no stranger to exclusive releases. Last year alone it received exclusive cigars from Aging Room, La Flor Dominicana and Ortega. This is also not the first external single store release for Illusione, the company produced an entire line for Burn in 2010.

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.