In 1996, founder Alan Rubin claims that he knew nothing about cigars except for how to clip the end and which end to light. It was passion that encouraged him to invest his life into the business and create Alec Bradley Cigar Company. Fast forward to now: after several 90+ ratings, awards, and a cult-like following, Alec Bradley continues to make cigars in pursuit of one goal: to give you, the cigar smoker, an unforgettable experience.
The Prensado Lost Art Toro you have in your shipment today is the long-awaited sequel to the very highly rated Prensado, which received a 96 rating from Cigar Aficionado and was the #1 Cigar of 2011. The Prensado Lost Art not only pays homage to its predecessor but also to the lost art of handmaking premium cigars. According to Alec Bradley’s website: “Though automation has made it much easier to produce goods in mass quantities, it still takes a plethora of skilled artisans to create a premium cigar by hand.” Just like its namesake, this cigar is simply striking. It features a Honduran Corojo wrapper, Honduran and Nicaraguan binders, and is chocked full of the finest Nicaraguan and Honduras long-fillers. Full-bodied, well-constructed, and totally indulgent, you’ll find rich notes of pepper, espresso, and leather. Enjoy this powerful smoke with your favorite bourbon after a nice dinner.
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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