Alec Bradley Tempus Terra Novo

Alec Bradley Tempus

Origin : HondurasAlec Bradley
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Honduras Criollo 98
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Honduras Criollo 98, Indonesian Embetunada
Price : ~$7 each

This is my 1st tasting of an Alec Bradley Tempus. I have read some pretty good things, particularly that this cigar scored a 94 in Cigar Aficionado. So, I was definitely looking forward to trying this stick. I don’t smoke Alec Bradley cigars too often, and the couple that I’ve had I wasn’t too impressed with. Maybe, this will be the cigar that makes me think of this company in a different light…

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Alec Bradley Trilogy Native Cameroon (Quick Smoke)

Alec Bradley Trilogy Native Cameroon

Origin : Honduras
Alec BradleyFormat : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Cameroon
Filler : Nicaraguan, Italian
Binder : Honduran
Price : ~$4 each

Another from the vault, this little cigar was made famous by its gimmicky shape. Instead of a normal box-press, the Alec Bradley Trilogy Trilogy had a tri-press or three sided shape. Alec Bradley stopped incorporating the tri-press into the Trilogy.

The cigar has a nice silky feel to it; it’s solid and fits well in your mouth. I punched it and it drew great. Flavors of leather, cedar and smoke abound, but stayed constant through the length of the smoke, so no real complexity here.

Even after smoking it down to an inch left, it still held its tri-pressed shape, which was kinda neat. Aging suited this cigar nicely.