Alec Bradley has announced that their Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper cigar will be moving production from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo's (EPC) Tabacalera La Alianza in Santiago, Dominican Republic to Tobacos De Oriente in Danli, Honduras. The company says the change is due to increased demand from a combination of EPC Pledge Prequel and Gatekeeper receiving #1 and #7 Cigar of the Year from Cigar Aficionado magazine. The blend remains unchanged.
Alec Bradley Cigar Co., recently acquired by STG, showed off a new vitola at TPE 2023, the Limited Edition Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Diamond Press. Only 1500 boxes of the new size were produced. Each diamond-shaped box, painted in black and gold, will hold sixteen, 6 ¼” x 54 ring-gauge, Gatekeeper Diamond Press cigars.
Alec Bradley is adding a third cigar to their Experimental Series, the Alec Bradley Announces Double Broadleaf. This released follows the original Project 40 in 2019 and the Project 40 Maduro in 2020. The Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf will be packaged in dual tone green and natural wood 24-count boxes and come in five sizes. The new line will be shown off at the upcoming PCA tradeshow in Las Vegas in July.
Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has announced that they bringing back their proprietary triangular shaped Trilogy line of cigars in very limited quantities. Alan Rubin came up with the idea for Trilogy during a fishing trip with some other cigar manufacturers. The topic of cigar shapes came up and one of the others told Rubin that he just cannot come out with another round cigar. Rubin took the statement to heart and started brainstorming until he made his way to a South Florida Home Depot, where he created the triangular mold.
"This was an enjoyable cigar with distinct, easily discernible flavors which fluctuated in their prominence throughout the smoking experience. It was aided by solid construction and a lack of overall boringness. While not presenting itself as anything groundbreaking, I would certainly smoke this cigar again." -Matt Cade (CADE)
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"After initial inspection I wasn’t sure what to expect, however, this cigar smoked fantastically and produced delicious flavors. From pre-light draw to last puff, the cigar performed above expectations and had great smoke output. Not exactly my cup of tea as it was a little sweeter than I prefer, but I would gladly smoke another. Fantastic smoke if you have under an hour. Nub was the best part. Puff slowly and enjoy the end my friends." -Adam B. (Bushboi)
Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has announced the 'Taste of the World Chunk' Sampler just in time for fathers day. 2,000 total samplers will be made available for purchase. These collectable 8-count boxes are finished in a luxurious high-gloss blue lacquer. In this collection, you will find 2 "Chunk" sized cigars each of the sampler exclusive 'Gatekeeper' and 'Kintsugi' with the Canadian exclusive 'Black Market,' and global release 'Magic Toast.' All Alec Bradley Chunk cigars measure in at a short and stout 4 1/4" X 60 ring gauge, previously unreleased sizes in the in the Gatekeeper and Kintsugi blends.
Alec Bradley Cigar Company has announced a new US exclusive release: Reclaimed. This is a Limited Edition 7-pack sampler, presented in real factory-worn cigar molds bearing the Alec Bradley Reclaimed logo. Only 800 individually numbered Reclaimed sets will be sold. Each contains seven cigars, 6 1/4" x 54 ring-gauge Figurado iterations each of Black Market, Medalist, Prensado, Magic Toast, Maxx, Gatekeeper and Tempus will be sold. The sets are scheduled to arrive to Alec Bradley appointed US tobacconists ahead of the holiday season.
Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has started shipping their new line that debuted at PCA this year, the Double Broadleaf- Experimental Series. This line marks the third in the company's Experimental Series following the Project 40 and Project 40 Maduro.
"Other than the bitterness in the final third, this was an excellent smoke. I will definitely smoke this again once I find out what it is. Bourbon, Peaty Scotch, and nearly any beer would pair well." -James H. (Keikan Jim)