Join us at Cutters on Friday, January 15 for the Alec Bradley event 6-10pm. Learn about the flavors offered in Alec Bradley cigars, and then come in to try them out!
From the Fine and Rare’s combination of 10 different tobaccos to the Spirit of Cuba’s filler from Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico within Nicaraguan and Connecticut wrapping, rich aromas and flavors await you within the entire collection.
Moving in Several Directions
Alec Bradley cigars have been traditionally known for their mild to moderate taste, and for being a relaxing alternative for aficionados on a budget. The company has broken with this tradition by moving into the Tempus line, such as the Tempus Nicaragua, the Tempus Maduro and Tempus Natural.
The Uniqueness of Alec Bradley
Entering a crowded market as the cigar boom of the 90s was ending, Alan Rubin experimented with a range of different cigars. Originally going for golf course popularity and for the after dinner flavor combinations, Rubin eventually found the right niche with a combination of hand-rolled work on a budget in the Occidental Reserve line and the full flavoring of the Tempus line.
One of the pivotal changes that Rubin made to set his cigars as distinct was to begin crafting the Trilogy, a triangular cigar that combined the heft of a 50 ring with a feeling reminiscent of a 46 ring cigar.
Rubin has achieved remarkable success with his motto that “you can’t make cigars when you’re sitting behind a desk,” often personally experimenting with cigar forms to see what will work best and sending samples to stores to build market share.
Earthy flavors have become a staple of Alec Bradley ever since Tempus hit the scene. With a richness that comes from three different growing regions in Nicaragua, the Tempus Nicaragua is among the most popular brands in the company. At the same time, the effortless draw that makes the brand more attractive to the casual set makes the Tempus Maduro’s Mexican wrapper and Honduran-Nicaraguan filler blend a crowd pleaser. Adding some fullness and heartiness to the mix is the Tempus Natural’s Nicaraguan long-fillers.
For more rustic tastes, the exclusive Coyol combines an excellent aroma and the flavor to match it. Another popular blend is the Mundial, which took 5 years to perfect and is extremely satisfying. The trojes wrapper, classic perfecto shape and four fillers balance out the mix very well. The Black Market is another blend that brings the rare treats of Honduran and Panamanian farms to Sumatran binders for a unique taste.