"Until that last third I would have said that this was a fairly linear cigar with minimal transition. The last third saved it a little bit but I’m not sure most people would have stuck around for it. I would have been one of them. If you are a fan of a light, liner cigar this will be for you. I’ll be interested to see what this cigar is so I can give it another shot." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), the parent company of General Cigar, Forged Cigar Company, and Cigars International, announced today that the company has agreed to acquire the Alec Bradley cigar business. The transaction is expected to close on or about February 28, 2023.
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. is adding a new size to two blends in their Experimental Series. Both the Project 40 and Project 40 Maduro are getting a new 7 x 70 size called, 07.70. They will come in 24-count, futuristic white boxes with their respective line designations. These new sizes will officially debut at the PCA (Premium Cigar Association) Trade Show July 8-12 at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Alec Bradley, recently acquired by STG, has announced a new exclusive cigar and single barrel whiskey pairing series for STG called “The Uncut Series.” This new project will debut with a special pairing of Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf cigars and Starlight Rye Whiskey Cigar Batch, which is aged in exotic Brazilian Amburana barrels.
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 Cigar Company has started shipping their Limited Edition Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and Filthy Hooligan Shamrock for the 2023 St. Patrick's Day season. The company started pre-selling the 2000 box production and 1500 box production of the twenty-four count Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and 10-count Filthy Hooligan Shamrock cigars, respectively, in August 2022 to tobacconists worldwide. Both production runs sold out almost immediately.
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.
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.