Introduced in 2009 by the founding fathers of Alec Bradley Cigar Company, Alan Rubin, Ralph Montero and George Sosa, the Alec Bradley Family Blend ranked as the sixteenth best cigar of 2009 and scored an impressive 94 by Cigar Aficionado. This medium-bodied beauty starts inside with an aged mixture of Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers that is held in place with a feisty Indonesian binder, ending with a Honduran light chocolate brown wrapper that glistens with oils and boasts a smooth, silky sheen with a finished pigtailed head. Once lit, this smooth and balanced smoke will have layered flavors of toast, wood, and leather, with a smidge of earthy undertones. Our panel loved it and suggested pairing it with a Belgian Triple.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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