Illusione doesn’t release new cigar lines every day, let alone every month. Yet in 2016, spurred by the rapidly approaching FDA regulation, Dion Giolito’s company released more cigars than any fan or follower might expect, almost as many as has been released in the past three of four years combined.
Among those was a new extension to a cigar launched in early 2013, the *R* Rothchildes. In this case, Giolito swapped out the original’s Mexican San Andrés wrapper for an Ecuadorian Connecticut version, with Nicaraguan tobacco used for the binder and filler. Like the original release, it would only be released in a single, 4 1/2 x 50 vitola, and would be priced at a wallet-friendly point: $5.50 per cigar. Giolito would once again put them in 50-count boxes, priced at $275.
While that may sound appealing enough, this Rothchildes became Illusione’s first venture into the world of Connecticut wrappers, albeit coming from Ecuador as opposed to from the U.S. Giolito said that he was never a fan of Connecticut, but was influenced to using the wrapper both on Rothchildes and on its bigger ring gauge sibling, Gigantes, by way of the Gigantes CT.
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