In 2008, Illusione released an exclusive cigar to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the European Cigar Cult Journal magazine, which has since been changed to Cigar Journal. Known as the ~eccj~, the 5 5/8 x 46 corona gorda was made up of a Nicaraguan corojo rosado wrapper covering Nicaraguan tobacco in the binder and filler. Only 4,500 cigars were released priced at $8 each and they were sold exclusively through New Havana Cigars.
That blend went on to become the Illusione Epernay.
Illusione went on to release Cigar Journal’s 20th anniversary and the ~eccj~ 20th was shown off for the first time at the 2014 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. The new version is a 6 1/4 x 48 cigar that is made up of a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos composed of Nicaraguan Criollo 98 and Corojo 99 tobaccos.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Filler: Nicaraguan Crillo 98 and Corojo 99