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Illusione Releases 2014 Singulare Anunnaki

Nov 12, 2014 | By Gregory Mottola
Illusione Releases 2014 Singulare Anunnaki

If you are well-studied in ancient Mesopotamia and its mythology, you'd know that the word Anunnaki refers to a group of ancient Sumerian deities. If you're familiar with the Illusione cigar brand, you wouldn't be surprised to learn that Anunnaki is also the name of this year's limited-edition Illusione Singulare release. It's a 5 1/2 inch by 54 ring Nicaraguan puro that showcases Corojo '99 tobacco grown on a farm in Nicaragua called Chilamate.

"We use the tobacco from Chilamate mostly for ourselves," said brand owner Dion Giolito, who's never been shy about incorporating mysticism into the branding of his cigars. "It's different from other tobaccos grown by Aganorsa and has complexity in the lower primings, making it more medium bodied. That also fits well with my personal palate. I'm more of a medium-bodied smoker."

According to Giolito, utilizing lower-priming tobacco meant that he didn't have to rely as much on stronger ligero tobacco for flavor when blending the cigar. Ligero grows on the upper portion of the plant and is typically more full-bodied and nicotine-dense due to its greater exposure to the sun. Anunnaki's blend contains only 15 percent ligero.

Packaged in boxes of 15, Anunnakis are made in Nicaragua at the TABSA factory and retail for $13 each. Only 2,000 boxes were produced.

The Illusione Singulare Anunnaki cigars were previewed in Las Vegas at the Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke cocktail party. They are now available to ship to retailers.

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