Illusione Cigars were created in 2006 by Dion Giolito with one approach: “do the opposite from everyone else in the industry.” Since its introduction, the Illusione portfolio has gained numerous 90+ ratings and has even graced Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of the Year a few times, including Original Documents which has made the list not once, but twice! Artfully created in Honduras, the Original Documents features a AAA Grade Corojo Rosado wrapper leaf and a Nicaraguan binder that secures a blend of Nicaraguan Criollo '98 and Corojo '99 long leaves. Medium in body, expect notes of oak, black pepper, leather, and cocoa. Pair this Cigar Aficionado 93-rated smoke with a Flor de Caña Centenario 18 or your favorite dark rum.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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