It’s been nearly two years since Alec Bradley has had a widespread global release. This month fans can look forward to the new Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art, Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí, and the 2017 edition of the Fine & Rare. All three of these cigars were showcased at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show this past summer.
“These cigars are a labor of love. Alec Bradley hasn’t had a global release in over two years. We now have two releases hitting and the return of the coveted Fine & Rare. We are really excited.
The new Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art is designed to compliment the current Alec Bradley Prensado line, but it features an entirely new blend. Made at Raices Cubanas factory, the cigar five different tobaccos including a Honduran wrapper, a double binder from Honduras and Nicaragua, and fillers also from Honduras and Nicaragua. The cigars are available in five box-pressed sizes: Robusto (5 x 52, $9.90), Gran Toro (6 1/4 x 52, $10.95, Churchill (7 x 50, $12.50), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52, $12.50), and Double T (6 x 60, $12.85).
In regards to the Alec Bradley Lost Art Prensado Ralph Montero, Vice President of Alec Bradley also commented, “Throughout time, humans have been searching for ways to produce goods more easily and in mass quantities. From the Industrial Revolution to the assembly line, to computer automation and so on, we see less and less handmade products – period. The process of handcrafting premium cigars hasn’t changed in hundreds of years and every single cigar from seed to final product requires skilled artisans with a very personal and human touch. That’s what Prensado Lost Art represents.”
Concurrently, the Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí is designed to be a complement to the original Alec Bradley Black Market line by bringing a Nicaraguan spin to the company’s popular brand. This cigar comes from the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua and features a Nicaragua wrapper, a double binder from Honduras and Nicaragua, and fillers from Nicaragua. It is packaged in 22-count boxes and available in five sizes: Robusto ( 5 x 52, $7.55), Toro (6 x 52, $8.50), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52, $8.75), Churchill (7 x 50, $8.75), and Gordo (6 x 60, $9.20).
The 2017 edition of the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare is dubbed Alec Bradley Fine & Rare BR1213 Second Issue. This blend was last seen with the 2012 edition of the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare. As seen in each release of the Fine & Rare series, the blend features ten different tobaccos. The BR13 Second Edition features a Honduran wrapper and is available in one size – a 6 x 54 Torpedo. A total allocation of 2,000 ten-count boxes will be distributed to select retailers.
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