Illusione Cigars
Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars

Vitola: Petite Robusto
Length: 4.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: April 28, 2018
Price: $5.00
Date Smoked: November 25, 2021

Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars

11/25/2021
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 613: 2.5-Mile Cigar
 Dion Giolito, Illusione Cigars, llusione, Maduro, Mexican, Mexican San Andres, Nicaraguan, r, Rothchildes, San Andres It’s the fourth Thursday in November… National Day of Mourning (aka Thanksgiving).

On today’s Cigar-Walk I contemplated the “Real” significance of today’s “Historical Meaning” that I remember that began as a high school student in 1970… The National Day of Mourning.

Today, I will create smoke from this Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars as an act of Respect to our North American Indigenous Brothers and Sisters.

Some Indigenous Elders say that tobacco is used to connect the Worlds since the plant’s roots go deep into the Earth and its smoke rises high into the sky. In this regard, the tobacco plant is highly respected and honored. Giving and sharing tobacco is a beautiful way of our Indigenous peoples. Ceremonies using tobacco invoke a relationship with the energies of the universe, and ultimately the Creator, and the bond that is made between Earthly and Spiritual Realms is not to be broken.

I have always been aware of the American Indigenous cultural and spiritual significance of Tobacco in the United States. Today I become more motivated to do more research to learn more about this topic.

Stay Tuned… Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


10/19/2021
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 575: 2.5-Mile Cigar
 Dion Giolito, Illusione Cigars, llusione, Maduro, Mexican, Mexican San Andres, Nicaraguan, r, Rothchildes, San Andres An exquisite 2.5-Mile trek on this morning’s Cigar-Walk with this tasty little dandy… in this Mexican San Andrés wrapped Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars.

Enough punch in this to deliver those awesome Mexican San Andrés tobacco flavors in the wrapper that stood up to the chilly outdoor conditions this morning.

As soon as I get my Cigar-Budget in order… it’s time to purchase a box of these mighty-fine Illusione Rothchildes *r* Maduros! Box-Worthy for sure!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


02/18/2021
COVID-19 Day 333


09/23/2020
COVID-19, Day 186
 Illusione Cigars, llusione, Maduro, Mexican, Nicaraguan, r, Rothchildes, San Andres, Dion Giolito Well, I think the verdict is in on the Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars… and I’ll be seeking a Box Purchase of these very soon.

Packed with Maduro flavor, these Rothchildes are an affordable flavor journey any time, anywhere.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill
Stay Healthy
Stay Sane


06/17/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 87: 2.5-Mile Cigar


02/25/2020
Illusione Cigars, llusione, Maduro, Mexican, Nicaraguan, r, Rothchildes, San Andres


10/13/2019
I’m a fan of almost every Illusione cigar I’ve smoked in my come back to the Cigar Hobby. Today’s Illusione Rothchildes *r* (Maduro) was a reminder of how wonderful this cigar hobby can be without spending a ton of money.

The Illusione Rothchildes *r* (Maduro) is a very affordable cigar of deep rich tobacco flavors that has consistently delivered what I’ve come to expect from this firmly packed dark Maduro beauty.

Once lit, smooth cocoa, earth, and coffee fill my pallet; I expect this to continue from prior experience from this firmly packed cigar. The draw is a little snug so I retrieved a wooden toothpick and poked a few holes in the cap area… it helped.

About an inch in, the retrohale starts to produce a nice pepper spice to add to the cocoa, earthiness, and coffee tobacco flavors. I sense some leather coming on board.

At the last third… this is what I’ve been waiting for, more creamy smoke of earth, dark cocoa, and coffee. This is a perfect and affordable cigar from Illusione.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


09/23/2019


08/27/2019
Illusione Cigars, Illusione, Maduro, Mexican, Nicaraguan, r, Rothchildes, San AndresI can’t believe that I’ve ignored the Illusione Rothchildes *r* (Maduro). This being my second time with this cigar, the first time way back in November 2018.

Right off the start, the Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper and Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 draw me in along with the incomparable Nicaraguan Aganorsa fillers… What could go wrong?

Sweet cocoa, earth, leather, and coffee are coming on board at the first third.

I’m in the zone with this Illusione Rothchildes Maduro… Deep rich creamy tobacco flavors from lots of medium-bodied chewy smoke… Sakamoto Happy!

At the last third, only more of the same just ramped up a bit. This cigar stays in the rotation. Again, I can’t believe that I’ve somehow left this cigar behind. Maybe it’s because I’ve left it marinating for a few months (May 2019).

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


11/15/2018
Smokey Chewy Earthy Cocoa
Black pepper arrives on the retrohale and the rest of the journey is good.

Halfway through and I’m chewing on my smoke; Hot Chocolate Coffee Smoke

At the final third, everything ramps up and, I’ll exclaim that this isn’t bad for an affordable cigar ($5.75 at 82nd Tobacco & Pipe)

Of course, look at the pedigree
I’ll probably look to get some more of these. Maybe a 5-pack

04/28/2018


The Experience

Appearance:Toothy
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Long
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 4
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 1
Pepper: 2