Inspired by Houdini’s struggle with the concept of afterlife, Illusione Cruzado is inspired from the mystical - the earthly and not-so-earthly. Cruzado means “crossed” in Spanish. Cruzado is made in Illusione’s TABSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
“Cruzado, by Illusione is a medium to-full-bodied cigar with great balance between flavor and strength. The tasting notes I get are cream, soft leather, and cashew (sweet nuttiness), and would pair well with light-to-medium beers, cream soda, and light bodied bourbons. If you enjoy this cigar, you should also try the mj12 from Illusione or the 1988 from Warped Cigars,” writes Matt W of The Cigar Box Indianapolis.
Wrapper: AAA grade Rosado Corojo
Filler and Binder: a blend of Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99 tobaccos
Rating: Cruzado has recent ratings of 90 to 92 (Outstanding) from Cigar Aficionado.
Sizes (Vitolas): Short Robusto (4-1/4 x 48), Robusto (5 xc 50), Gordo (6 x 56), Churchill (6-3/4 x 48)
Tasting Notes: leather, coffee, winter spices, citrus, cedar, toasted almonds, cashews, cream, pepper
Price: $8 - $12
The Cigar Box is a family-owned, retail cigar store with two locations in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Learn more at www.thecigarboxonline.com.