Alec Bradley has announced another cigar and single barrel bourbon pairing under the recently-launched “Uncut Series.” This time around, the brand is pairing its well-known Black Market cigars with Rebel Cask Strength Bourbon Single Barrel Select.
For our second Uncut Series release, we sought out Rebel because their brand ethos lines up so well with that of the Alec Bradley cigar brand. We’re both about bringing a bit of rebellion to our respective categories. Since we’re big fans of Rebel’s wheated bourbons and know that their single barrel picks are higher proof than most, Bradley and I instinctually gravitated toward a pairing with Black Market, and I feel we really hit the mark here. This one-of-a-kind single barrel pairing is as bold as it is refined, and has all the makings of the ultimate cigar and bourbon experience.
Our focus is on creating whiskey that’s bold and smooth and it’s how we’ve made a name for ourselves in a crowded and competitive market. It’s not unlike how Alec Bradley has carved its path by creating cigars with a complexity that sets them apart. With our collective focus on delivering the ultimate in enjoyment to cigar and whiskey enthusiasts, I’m confident this pairing will be a big hit.
Philip Lux, Rebel Bourbon brand manager
Rebel Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon (126 proof/63% ABV) is a five-year-old spirit with a mash bill of 68% corn, 12% malted barley and 20% wheat. Aged in hand-selected charred oak barrels, the bourbon is a result of expert blending and finishing. The palate is rich and complex with notes of chocolate-covered cherries and herbaceous undertones. The company says this profile enjoyed alongside the espresso, oak and vanilla notes of the Nicaraguan-wrapped Alec Bradley Black Market is a “finely calibrated and fascinating” pairing.
The Uncut Series featuring Alec Bradley Black Market cigars and Rebel will only be sold through Bourbon Outfitters, beginning October 31, 2023.
Only 160 Uncut Series pairing packages have been produced. They include a 750 mL bottle of Rebel Cask Strength Bourbon Single Barrel Select and three Alec Bradley Black Market Toro cigars (6” x 50). This package will sell for $79.99 and can be purchased exclusively through the following link: https://bourbonoutfitter.com/collections/alec-bradley
Given the exclusivity of the cask-strength, single barrel bourbon, this is a one-time pairing that will not be repeated.