Alan Rubin, the founder of Alec Bradley cigars, has been blending and producing cigars since 1997, many of which have received 90+ point ratings from Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Insider, and Cigar Journal, just to name a few. His cigars also consistently make Cigar Aficionado’s annual Top 25 list, making them some of the most sought out in the industry. If you don’t know where the name Alec Bradley came from, look no farther than Alan’s two sons, Alec and Bradley, who are now partnering with their father in the family business. The Tempus Maduro in your shipment was given a well deserved 90 rating from Cigar Aficionado and our panel couldn’t agree more. The Tempus Maduro starts with a silky dark chocolate colored Mexican San Andrés wrapper leaf that is specially fermented using an old Cuban technique. Underneath, the cigar features a Honduran binder leaf and is finished with Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers. Rich and full in body, this smoke features notes of coffee, cocoa, pepper, cedar, and slight maduro sweetness. Pair this smoke with a Knob Creek Quarter Oak or your favorite bourbon.
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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