Alec Bradley has announced the third batch of its Uncut Series. Once again, the brand is teaming up with Starlight Distillery to release a pairing combination.
This installment of the Uncut Series features a 750mL bottle of Starlight Single Barrel Bourbon Finished in Vino de Naranja Casks. The bottle is packaged with four Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Corona cigars. Gatekeeper is a blend developed by Alec and Bradley Rubin, the sons of Alec Bradley founder Alan Rubin. When Alec Bradley was acquired by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), the Rubin brothers joined the company. The Rubin brothers have also been involved with spearheading the Alec Bradley Uncut collaboration series.
The Single Barrel Bourbon was aged in casks that had been previously used to age the Vino de Naranja, a fortified Spanish wine, with orange peels.
Uncut is a series of cigar and small-batch spirit pairings under Forged Cigar Company’s Alec Bradley brand. The following are the installments of the series.
- Batch 1: Starlight Rye Whiskey Cigar Batch/Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf Robusto
- Batch 2: Rebel Cask Strength Bourbon Single Barrel Select/Alec Bradley Black Market Toro
- Batch 3: Starlight Single Barrel Bourbon Finished in Vino de Naranja/Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Corona
Alec Rubin, Alec Bradley’s brand manager of strategic partnerships said, “It would be an understatement to say that a lot of effort went into the selection process for this collaboration. Some might say it bordered on obsession. And while we didn’t set out with a Vino de Naranja-finished bourbon in mind, once we landed there, we were fixated on finding the precise barrel to pair with Gatekeeper. This is a private barrel bottling that will never be replicated. It represents Starlight’s whiskey-making expertise and our fascination with cigar pairing. It’s a real pleasure to partner with Starlight Distillery again, to release this one-of-a-kind bourbon and cigar experience.”
Christian Huber of Starlight Distillery added , “For us, the enjoyment of cigars, like whiskey, has always represented one of life’s true pleasures. Yet for as much as we have enjoyed cigars over the years, our appreciation for fine, handcrafted cigars increases every time we’re in the company of Alec and Bradley Rubin. That’s what this pairing represents to us at Starlight Distillery. It is about deepening the enjoyment of one passion by layering in another finely-crafted indulgence. To us, it doesn’t get much better than that.”
A total of 132 of the Alec Bradley Uncut Batch 3 sets are available. It is being sold exclusively through Bourbon Outfitter. Pricing for the bottle and the four cigars is $99.99