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Limited Edition Cigars: Excalibur Illusione

Limited Edition Cigars: Excalibur Illusione

Posted by Ana Cuenca on Sep 13, 2022

Limited Edition Cigars: Excalibur Illusione

More than 8.6 million people in the United States smoke cigars at least occasionally, if not on a regular basis. Cigars are artisan products that require a lot of care to make correctly. Even the smallest details can change a great cigar into a bad cigar or vice versa. 

If you love cigars, especially the occasional limited edition cigar, then you shouldn't pass up the famous Excalibur Illusione. You might have not heard about this cigar before, which makes sense because it is only a limited edition cigar and it is quite new as well. Only a small number of these cigars will ever be produced, around 4,960 boxes. 

For that reason, if you want to enjoy a rare cigar, it is best to get your hands on this brand right away. But what is so special about the Excalibur Illusione cigar anyway? What makes it any different from any other cigar?

What kind of flavors and aromas can you expect when you smoke it? Keep reading and learn more about this unique cigar below. 

What You Need To Know About the Excalibur Illusione Cigar

The first thing you should know about these cigars is that they are a product of the Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). Specifically, it is the result of a collaboration between the Illusione Cigars founder Dion Giolito and the STG founder Justin Andrews. The result of this collaboration is a very unique and flavorful cigar: the Excalibur Illusione. 

But what exactly makes this cigar special, you might ask? Besides the fact that it is a quality, limited edition cigar, the craft that goes into these cigars is also significant. Both the tobacco, the wrapper, and everything else that goes into this cigar have been carefully thought out beforehand. 

If you ever have the chance to get your hand on a box of these cigars, you will first notice that the cigars come in a beautiful royal blue box with a unique illustration and, of course, the brand name written on the front. It is when you open the box that the real magic starts to happen. Each Excalibur Illusione cigar has a small band that is the same royal blue as the box, and the band is contrasted by gold accents. 

The design is meant to invoke certain imagery of the famous Medieval legend, King Arthur. The composition of the cigar is mostly Nicaraguan. The wrapper, binder, and filler of this cigar are all derived from Nicaraguan tobacco. 

The Details

This blend is what gives this cigar a special flavor and aroma that is hard to find anywhere else. The color of the cigar itself is a relatively natural, medium brown; not too dark and not too light. The length of the cigar is 7 1/4 inches. 

For that reason, this cigar is not best for beginners or for those who aren't yet used to smoking very long cigars. On the other hand, if you have been smoking cigars for a long time and are already quite used to them, then you shouldn't have any trouble with this cigar. The strength of this cigar is medium, so you won't need to worry about the strength of the smoke giving you a big kick in the face. 

You also won't need to worry about it being too weak either. Keep in mind that these cigars are made by hand as well. Handmade cigars are always much better quality than those made by machines. 

This is because making a cigar by hand ensures that the tobacco leaves inside aren't damaged and instead keep the majority of their flavor. Handmade cigars also burn better and at a steadier rate. This cigar is in the presidente shape, which is long and straight except for the rounded end. 

How To Enjoy an Excalibur Illusione Cigar

Because this type of cigar is of medium strength, you can easily appreciate the many different flavors and aromas that the cigar has to offer without being overwhelmed by the smoke. Many find that this is a very flavorful and rich cigar with hints of espresso coffee, leather, and cream. 

At the same time, there are some more unique flavors, such as those of cloves and nutmeg. This gives the cigar an almost Christmas-like flavor profile, and it also makes the cigar a bit spicy. Because it is a relatively long cigar, it is best that you smoke it slowly. 

After all, the best cigars are those that are smoked slowly. If you try to smoke it too fast, you won't be able to appreciate all the aromas and flavors that it has to offer. More than that, you might get sick if you try to smoke it too fast, effectively ruining the experience. 

If you really want to improve your smoking experience, you can always try pairing this cigar with your favorite drink. Drinks that complement the cigar's flavors are best. For example, a nice glass of whiskey or bourbon will surely do a good job of complementing the flavors of an Excalibur Illusione cigar. 

Combining the cigar with a good drink is also a great way to relax and focus on the different flavors and aromas. 

All About the Excalibur Illusione Cigar

The Excalibur Illusione Cigar is certainly a cigar you'll want to try before it's gone forever. Only a few thousand boxes will be produced, so it's important to act fast. These cigars are mostly made of Nicaraguan tobacco, and the flavor they carry is that of cloves, leather, and espresso. 

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