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Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro Centuria Cigar Review.

Alec Bradley Maduro Centuria Cigar Review.

Brand History:

The Alec Bradley Cigar Company has one goal: to give the cigar smoker an unforgettable experience. Founded by Alan Rubin in 1996, Alec Bradley Cigar Company has distinguished itself as a world-class boutique producer and purveyor in the premium cigar industry. The Alec Bradley brand is synonymous with quality and accessibility, garnering top ratings from critics and expanding a loyal clientele.

In 1996, Alan Rubin was charting a new course in his life. Having sold the family import business, he wanted to create a company dedicated to his passion: cigars. Mr. Rubin sought to bring the handcrafted tradition to the market without losing any attention to detail. To oversee daily operations Mr. Rubin brought in Ralph Montero; Mr. Montero is currently executive vice president. A partnership with Henke Kelner produced Occidental Reserve, Alec Bradley’s entrance into the premium cigar market. The product line expanded with Trilogy, a triangle press, and Maxx, which offered a 60-ring gauge at an accessible price point.

By 2007, Alec Bradley Cigars had created huge industry buzz. The cigar smoking community was waiting for Alec Bradley to do something special. That “something special” arrived with the launch of Tempus. Tempus established Alec Bradley Cigars as a top competitor in the market. Tempus (which is Latin for time) represented all the time-consuming traditions Mr. Rubin loved: waiting for the perfect crop of tobacco; partnering with a small, family-run operation to produce, ferment, and roll the tobacco; and personally overseeing the blending process. The result was a phenomenal cigar that represents the quality product consumers have come to expect from Alec Bradley. Invigorated by the success of Tempus, the Company continued to develop and launch a number of highly rated lines, notably SCR, Family Blend, Prensado, and Maxx Connecticut.

Currently, Alec Bradley Cigar Company has ten full-time employees at their corporate offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and 13 sales representatives covering eighty percent of the United States. The Company markets and distributes 12 lines and introduced 2 more lines in 2011 (the Alec Bradley Black Market and the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare). When Mr. Rubin was asked about the success of Alec Bradley he stated, “we live true every day, believe in our products and respect one another”.

A smooth and marbleized wrapper with a crisp pre-light aroma at the foot. Solid as to the touch with the new band a picture of Island Jim himself and extra unwrapped tobacco at the foot. The feel reminds me of the Leaf by Oscar

Journey Profile:

1st Third
Once lit instantly delivering some spices. An easy draw that provided a lot of smoke. Creamy mouth-feel with that spicy flavor on the finish and through the nose. Big flavor and body to start with a lot of cedar and tobacco notes on the palate.

2nd Third:
Plenty of spices through the nose with an earthy, full tobacco flavor and some cocoa notes. Light sweet brow sugar flavors and aroma through to the palate. Some cedar and toast notes withmild and smooth flavors on the palate.

Final 3rd:
Initial toast and spice aromas through the nose with a creamy mouth-feel and dominating tobacco and wood flavors. More creamy mouth feel with some cedar and a blend of earth. A mix of coffee and peppery spice texture that was underlying and seem to fall to the back.

Final Thoughts:
An underlying sweetness on the finish. Developed into a full-flavored, well-balanced cigar. Very good construction with thick clouds of smoke with a flaky looking gray ash. Medium-full bodied whole way through with a nice complexity to the flavors.


Myron Gooch Sr.

Wrapper: San Andres.

Binder: Honduran, Indonesian.

Filler: Honduran, Nicaragua.

Size: 7” x 49.

Rating: 90



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