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. 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.
"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)
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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's Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and Filthy Hooligan Shamrock will return for 2022. Tobacconists can now pre-order these limited edition cigars for Spring of next year.
Alec Bradley is now shipping their PCA exclusive size of Magic Toast Box, the Pressed Gran Toro. The new size was first announced in May this year and shown off at the PCA trade show in July of 2021. Only 1,000 boxes of this new size were made, and only available for attendees of the trade show floor.
"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)
"The way this cigar started out I was greatly surprised. Great flavor and construction. As the cigar progressed it became less enjoyable and almost lost what it started out as. Overall though it was a great experience and had me interested all the way through. " -Matt H. (Mattehh)