In June, Illusione shipped seven of its revamped OneOff vitolas, but one cigar was noticeably missing: +53 Super Robusto. Now the 5 3/4 x 48 robusto is arriving in stores.

The +53 was one of the most popular cigars from OneOff’s founder Andrea Molinari. Its name, +53, refers to the country code for Cuba and inspired plenty of speculation about whether Cuban tobacco was used for the original blend. Now that Illusione owns the brand there is no speculation about the tobacco: it’s all Nicaraguan.

Dion Giolito has said that the blend is different from the regular OneOffs, but he’s declined to say to what extent. That difference will demand a hefty premium, the +53 Super Robusto is priced at $30 per cigar. For context, the slightly larger Canonazo size is priced at $16.95.

The +53 will be easy to identify compared to the rest of the line as it carries a secondary band.

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