It doesn’t get any better than Dion Giolito of Illusione. Whether its his core Illusione line or Epernay or “Cruz”ado he literally has a stellar cigar for everyone. In the video Dion goes into detail about his new offerings. New size of Epernay, Maduro versions of the Illusione line, special MK Ultra and my personal favorite, the gold wrapped “Cruz”ado. Dion also spreads the love around and gives major props to some things Drew Estate is involved with.
IPCPR 2019: Complete Digest
And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2019 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming. Have a fine weekend and a fine cigar!
IPCPR 2019: 19 Minutes with Pete Johnson
And of course, it wouldn’t be a trade show without the next installment of the Minutes With Pete Johnson. That’s right, it’s time to talk Tatuaje. We get started talking about the stealth release of the full-sized Chuck and Tiff, now with the proper Monster Series treatment. Then there’s Mexican Eperiment, with a limited runs […]
IPCPR 2019: Drew Estate: ACID 20
So you probably guessed it after seeing all the ACID intros to our trade show videos, Drew Estate pulled out the stops to honor the 20th Anniversary of ACID. Josh Roque takes us on a tour of a booth within a booth, the not-so-secret flavor playground of Fabien Ziegler, the ACID 20 booth. Once we […]
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Elvis is in the building!!!
Looking forward to trying that maduro!
The video I was waiting for! Now just need to see the J Drew video. I think I could just live off of Dion’s and Jon’s cigars and don’t even need anything else. Of course won’t be doing that LOL. The ~hl~ Maduro is one of the best Lancero cigars I have smoked so I can’t wait to try the Maduro in the other lines. And I have smoked the Drew Estate M F 13 and it was one tasty cigar!
Dion has been the best interview I’ve seen so far from the show. Just seems like a cool guy who likes cigars.
I love Dion’s stuff. Am salivating over these new babies… Can’t wait!
Wow great interview and I am looking forward to seeing how those Maduro cigars taste! Although I have to admit I’m most excited about the ultra and the Cruzado 🙂
I always dig the interviews with dion, he’s such a wealth of knowledge and his love of cigars comes across as passion vs sales schtick.
The ultra sounds phenomenal…can’t wait.
Great interview! I’m really excited for the Ultra!
And props to Dion for pimping Drew Estates. Always a class move to talk up your fellow cigar makers, I love that.
QUESTION: Dion talks about using the San Andreas wrapper on his full-production maduro line. Does that mean it’s different than the maduro wrappers on, say, the HL Maduro that’s been trickling out since last IPCPR? He says that he’s experimented with a few maduro wrappers, so I’m wondering if he’s talking about the previous maduro releases.
Let me see if I can get an answer from Dion for you. Good question.
Spoke to Dion last night and he said all of his maduro wrappers are San Andreas including the ~hl~.
Cool, thanks Jerry. I’ll assume that includes last year’s hl maduros as well. Thanks again!
Great interview, between Dion and Jonathan Drew you’ve done some great work! Love following these two up & comers in the art!
Dion cracks me up; that practiced furrowed brow, the Conspiracy references, and you think it’s just possible he MIGHT be putting everyone on. This from a fellow conspiracy buff! 😉