Posts Tagged ‘Alec Bradley Cigars’
Monday, January 28th, 2013
The Alec Bradley Connecticut cigars were a surprise release at the 2012 IPCPR trade show. This cigar was a clear frontrunner and continued to receive praises long after the show’s end. This was the third year in a row Alec Bradley debuted a Connecticut shade. This line stands out from the 2010 and 2011 due to its uniquely aged wrapper and tobacco blend.
The wrapper is a gorgeous dark nougat color with a silky sheen in the appearance. There are absolutely no veins, and only the seams visible were used for the triple cap. All five vitolas are wrapped the same but offer selective ring gauges. The oily aesthetic is from the Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper. The Honduran and Nicaraguan binder and filler combine with the wrapper to the give the stogie a scent of dew covered grass and piney soil. The pre-light draw adds a subtle hint of zest. Cigar smoking enthusiasts report that the first third leads with the tastes of cedar grass and a holiday-inspired black pepper. These profiles are nicely balanced by a natural cream taste.
A citrus tang coyly slips into the background during the second half. The final third and nub of this stogie are characterized by a black pepper nutmeg and sour citrus cream. The spice is quite dominating but never causes a burn or tarnishes the complementary profiles. The construction remained flawless from spark to finish and yielded a cool, firmly wrapped nub. The burn line needed little if any assistance, and presented a flake-less, light colored ash. This stogie was also able to masterfully combine the classic shade medium strength with a refreshingly bold full body. The Alec Bradley Connecticut cigars ingenious subtleties are the reason so many aficionados looking for a vibrant spark to their usual rotation have them in their humidors.
Friday, December 14th, 2012
For cigar enthusiasts or even those who are not, announcing the birth of their baby has become even more of a treat thanks to the Alec Bradley American Classic Baby Births cigars. Each stick is wrapped in the suitable pink or blue label. They can be purchased separately or in a box of twenty. If purchased in the commemorative box, one can choose either the pink or blue. The top of the box offers a unique way to present the gift as well. The infant’s photo can be affixed on the outside top portion, and on the inside there is a place to write down the name, date, weight, and other information. This makes it a great gift to give the new parents or a fun way to announce the new arrival to family, friends, and co-workers.
These are made from the same blend as the Classic cigars with a combination of Honduran and Nicaraguan blend of tobaccos for the binder and filler. All surrounded by a Honduran Connecticut Shade wrapper. The more prominent flavors are espresso and dark chocolate, with cedar, cream, and nuts in the background. Many reviewers also noted either a spice or bitterness during some of the smoke. These only added to the complexity of the stick, and did not take away from the experience.
The Alec Bradley American Classic Baby Births cigars are considered a mild to medium offering. However, many reviewers mentioned that towards the middle of the second third of the smoke, the flavor intensifies. Towards the end, all the flavors tended to mellow a bit giving this a satisfying finish. Reviewers agreed that this is a great stick overall, and an affordable gift option for the new parents.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Alec Bradley American Classic Baby Births make a good gift for buyers wanting to help commemorate the arrival of a new child. The affordable price makes it an attractive option, and the keepsake box will be a treasured keepsake for the new parent.
The tobaccos are grown in Nicaragua and Honduras then aged in the Nicaraguan plant. The wrapper consists of Honduran tobacco leaves. The Nicaraguan binder and filler combination provides the smoker with a rich and creamy flavor that is pleasing to reviewers.
The first third starts out at medium-bodied. The flavors of espresso and dark chocolate prevail with hints of creaminess removing any bitterness. The tobacco flavor is stronger than the rest of the notes, though it doesn’t overpower the smoker.
The second third begins stronger than the first third. The flavor of creamy espresso remains apparent with hints of spice joining the mixture. Toward the end of the second third, the stogie gets stronger. The final third is consistently full-bodied, and is free of bitterness. The creaminess layer keeps pace with the smoke’s strength, so nothing gets out of hand.
A keepsake box comes with the purchase of 20 stogies. Pink or blue coloration announces whether the child is a boy or girl. The top of the box has a place to add a photo of the new bundle, and the inside of the lid is designed for adding information like name and weight.
Alec Bradley American Classic Baby Births are a good gift for a new parent. An attractive price makes these ideal for any budget, and the high quality of the cigar ensures the recipient will appreciate the stogie either alone or with a few friends.
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Produced for the New York market exclusively, the Alec Bradley New York Cigars satisfy the local fare, as well as abroad. The product itself is of Nicaraguan and Honduran origin, giving the targeted audience something to be proud of, with big flavor and bold profiles.
Those who tried it said the wrapper is oily and has a shiny surface with a hint of some color variances. The veins range from small to medium, but the body maintains a rigid shape with no major flaws to take notice of. Smelling the wrapper was said to bring forth the flavor profile in store, with earthy and woody tones taking front stage. The foot however has no differing smell, other than a natural tobacco scent. The draw is described as fantastic with only a bit of resistance, and the ash holds on for about an inch, with the burn going slightly wavy only at times.
The first third of the Alec Bradley New York Cigars has a strong, bold nutty flavor, along with a touch of wood. Also in the profile is a mild spice that seems quite ethereal as it lessens to a more mild finish toward the end, introducing some floral tones. The second and third portion really kicks the flavor profile into high gear, with more noticeable nutty flavors and a bold, spicy kick. The taste of cedar becomes vivid, with some floral undertones accompanying it. Eventually, cocoa joins the gang and really seems to tie the flavors all together, creating a rich and full profile.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
A customer came in and asked Jeremy for cigar pairings for specific drinks. Jeremy rallied his extensive food pairings and coffee pairings experience and came up with the following:
Margarita – Carlos Torano Casa Torano because the cigar has some notes that are similar to keefer leaves, which is a lime leaf used in Thai food
Chardonnay wine – Oliva Connecticut Reserve because the oak notes in this white wine will complement the cigar
Newcastle Ale – Alec Bradley Tempus because the beer is somewhat sweet and will balance out the peppery notes in the cigar
Port is very sweet so we paired it with a La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso because the stick is stout and smooth.
Jeremy deferred to a customer, Britt, for assistance with the single malt scotch. A Don Pepin Blue Label was recommended because the peppery cigar complements the sugars in the scotch.
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
When Alan Rubin began his company, the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare cigars were definitely the success that he was hoping to achieve. Carefully selecting the choicest of tobacco leaves that are found in Honduras and Nicaragua helped him to achieve this great smoke. The decision to keep the ingredients of the filler under wraps also adds to the ambiance appeal and mystery of this great company. The seven different types of tobaccos used in the filler give it the unique flavor profile that tantalizes the palate of all who are lucky enough to enjoy one of these smokes.
Those that have tried them all offered a smile with their cigar reviews because they relayed the fact that smoking an Alec Bradley Fine and Rare cigar was nearly good enough to be called dinner. This fact is true because of the flavor profile offering a unique taste such as honey ham and sweet jam notes. The pepper and spice also seemed to add to the menu. The reviewers stated that this good cigar tasted almost as delicious as a fine delicatessen sandwich packed with flavor.
The dual binders of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco add to the flavor of the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare cigars. When the tobaccos that are used in this flavorful stick are closely examined, it is more than crystal clear why they are considered a quality smoke. Craftsmanship, master blending, and master cigar rolling skills all combine flawlessly to give a perfect contribution to the tobacco world, the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare cigar.
Years of experience, trial, and error have led this company down the road to success. Nothing could provide more evidence of their success than this superb smoke.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Consumers cannot stop talking about Alec Bradley Black Market Series cigars. This is not only because of how well made they are, but also how great they taste. Compared to many of the other companies, this one is fairly new. This company has already reached respectable status among its competitors. With some of the company’s past series of sticks, they have been given some of the highest marks possible. This has given the company a reputation for creating premium cigars at affordable prices. When Alan Rubin, who is the founder of the company, decided to make this product, he made sure not to spare any effort or expense. Rubin traveled to many different countries in order to see what the best tobacco leaf was. Reviewers agree that an Alec Bradley Black Market series cigar is impressive from start to finish.
The secret to the success of this product lies within the wrapper. Four different tobacco leaves are used to create this magical blend. Because most companies only focus on one country at a time, the fact that multiple countries are coming together for this one product is remarkable in itself.
There are two things the cigar smoking aficionados notice right off the bat: The strong and vintage appearance and the outstanding aroma it gives off. There is great pride in putting a product this good out on the market. The way it was carefully constructed was very evident to all who reviewed this wonderful offering.
The first portion of Alec Bradley Black Market Series cigars was said to give off a pleasant roasted coffee flavor. Hiding within that is a very slight taste of spice. This product generates a ton of smoke that gives off a fantastic aroma. The middle of the stick has a kind of oak and cedar flavor to it. The lasting impressions that this product leaves with aficionados is another taste of coffee.
The construction of an Alec Bradley Black Market Series cigar is impeccable. It exudes pride within the craftsmanship.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Alec Bradley cigars have been sold since Alan Rubin started the company in 1996, although they have sometimes been sold under a different name. Before this company was founded, Rubin imported fasteners for cabinets. After hurricane Andrew hit Florida, the company changed to focus on hurricane fasteners. Rubin worked with his father, and the company was quite successful, although they ultimately sold it. Alec Bradley cigars owe their existence to Rubin’s love of the product’s manufacturing process, particularly the fact that the speed of development cannot be rushed by technology.
There is sometimes nothing to do but wait, and that appealed to Rubin, even though nothing else about starting the company for Alec Bradley cigars did. He was not, however, the scion of a cigar making family who grew up eating and breathing tobacco, and was out of his element. By seeking expertise and quality, Rubin has proved that there are many roads to success. Even though the business had both inventory and employees, which were both things he did not want to have to deal with, ultimately it turned out to be a good fit for Rubin.
Rubin’s father had taught him that since “A” comes at the beginning of the alphabet, it is always a good idea for a company to be named with an “A” name. This should then serve to tend to keep any individual company noticed, and then hopefully, called the most, in a given category. Alec Bradley cigars were only brought to market after a rather stormy beginning and history, and after pairing up with a better known maker (Hendrik Kelner of Davidoff). Often it is the history and experience of the founder and his family that determines success, but a motivated entrepreneur that seeks others with that experience can also succeed.
As word is getting out, cigar smoking aficinados are taking notice of the high quality of these smokes that are so reasonably priced. In addition to the Alec Bradley cigar line of inexpensive premium cigars, the company also sells butane torch lighters available at cigar shops everywhere.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
The Alec Bradley American Classic has a Honduran Connecticut Shade wrapper which is actually the product Connecticut seed which is grown elsewhere. The reviews for this product could hardly have been any better. Cigar smokers are nearly unanimous in their claims of the Alec Bradley American Classic cigar being much higher in quality than one might expect at that price point. The premium quality of these smokes at such a reasonable price is becoming increasing well known,and this in turn could possibly lead to an entire re-evaluation of the cigar industry. Cigar smoking enthusiasts are learning that they do not have to spend a fortune to get a quality product and are rapidly filling their humidors with these fine cigars.
The Alec Bradley American Classic Toro measures 6 x 50 and though it is profiles as a mild-medium choice, one reviewer commented that it tastes stronger than that when it is the day’s first smoke. Cream, nuts, and dark chocolate were all flavors present in this delicious smoke.
Considering the accolades being heaped upon these reasonable priced smokes, aficionados of all levels should try the Alec Bradley American Classic line. The more people expect quality product at a lower price, the more likely the manufacturers are to respond. If a smoker tries this stick and likes it, he should probably consider letting his friends know, in order to pass the word as far as possible. Do not settle for having to buy inferior product for lower prices, or quality product at exorbitant prices, when this cigar has proven that it is not necessary. If you’re looking for good value, don’t forget to check our online cigar shop!
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
The Alec Bradley Family Blend cigar was initially created for the fathers of the top three executives, and only later joined the full line for consumers. One almost certainly should expect this blend to be top-notch as it was made for the Board’s parents themselves. Not surprisingly, the Alec Bradley Family Blend was ranked 16th in a list of 2009 favorites in a major publication in the field.
The stick is almost fully Honduran, having both a Honduran wrapper and filler. The binder, however, is from Indonesia. The ash holds for a good while and the stick has an even draw. Flavors include nuts, earth, and cream, with a strong, sweet note. This medium-bodied cigar maintains a delectably consistent flavor throughout the smoke.
For a smoke of this price, an aficionado might expect a little veining or maybe stretch marks on the wrapper, but its rich oiliness and deep chocolate brown color are both indicative of the quality of the Alec Bradley Family Blend cigar. Several comments relate to their appearance, too, noting that it had a pigtail—a feature of some of the finest Cuban cigars nearly unheard of in smokes in this price range. Notes of leather, wood, and nut give the flavors of the Alec Bradley Family Blend a nice depth.
Different cigar smoking fans are sure to make their decisions about future selections of cigars based on different criteria; from all accounts, though, you will surely want some of these in your humidor. These cigars are of such high quality for the money that they are unprecedented and may well change industry standards. That might not be the case, but with such high praise, do you want to take the chance of missing out?