Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. Today, I bring you the Illusion ~HL~. I obtained this cigar from the Regency Cigar Emporium as a suggestion by the store clerk. In our conversation, I asked the clerk about his thoughts on the ~Hl~. The clerk quick fired back and said ” If you loved the ~Mj12~ then you will love this one as well.” I value this person’s opinion, so I said “What the heck, lets give it a try!” and the rest is history.
CIGAR MAKE UP:
WRAPPER: Cafe Colorado
BINDER & FILLER: Nicaragua / Nicaragua
Length/Ring: 7 1/2 X 40
Strength: Medium to Full
Price: I paid $ 9.50 for mine.
My Observations: This is a very interesting looking cigar that has been well crafted. This is due to its medium brown leaf wrapper, and small non noticeable veins. On my finer touch inspection, I found no soft spots and I really have to say that I am extremely excited about smoking this creation by Don Giolito. Finally, I found the triple cap placed marvellously.
Cigar Label: I like the simple color scheme used, which consisted of a white band with gold lettering and gold trim. Very simple and very nice!
Snip: “V” cut.
Pre-Draw: Smooth with a small hints of a floral type taste.
Flavors: The 1st third - of this cigar consisted of slight hints of pepper, spice, and cinnamon. The 2nd third - consisted of cinnamon, spice, and a new flavor consisting of berries. The last third - continued with the spicy cinnamon flavor but soon changed directions to a wonderful milky way bar type sensation much like I found in the ~Mj12~ experience. Over all this is an incredible smoke, which will leave you begging for more.
Burn line: Basically even throughout my smoking experience.
Liked it: Yes, very much
Recommend it: Yes
Hint: Get your hands on this baby! It’s that good!
Until Next Time