Excalibur teams up with Dion Giolito for the Illusione of Excalibur, a limited-edition blend that marks the brand’s first cigar to be made in Nicaragua.
The Illusione of Excalibur is a puro blended by Giolito and STG’s Justin Andrews, featuring a Nicaraguan Corojo 1999 wrapper from Jalapa, a 2012 Nicaraguan Corojo binder from Jalapa and a blend of Criollo and Corojo tobaccos from 1998, 1999 and 2006 grown in Esteli.
In a nod to the legendary sword of King Arthur that inspired its name, Excalibur Illusione comes in royal blue lacquered boxes with gold detailing, each containing ten of the 7.25 x 54 cigars ($19.99), which will be available starting July 4.
“In college, the Excalibur #1 Maduro was my go-to when I could afford them on a college budget,” Giolito said in a press release. ” I wanted to make a cigar in the spirit of Excalibur with a bold character and packaging that pays homage to the brand’s origins. I believe this blend really hits the mark.”