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Alec Bradley American Classic Blend

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Is it me or am I reviewing a lot of Connecticut wrapped cigars these days? Being an Alec Bradley fan, picked up a few of these when I spotted them. When I decide to have a smoke in the morning, I often reach for something with a Connecticut wrapper. This one looked like it may fit the bill. I paired this cigar with water as always…


Wrapper: Honduran Connecticut Shade

Binder: Honduras, Nicaragua

Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua

Size: Classic Toro 6 x 50

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a bit rugged looking, but overall had a nice appearance with no real flaws. The odor off of the cigar reminded me of poop. The foot had a mind earthy smell with a touch of spice. When I squeezed the cigar, I found a few soft spots, but nothing drastic. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a sweet earthy flavor.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for around an inch.

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The first third started with a simple cedar flavor. After about an inch, there was a buttery thing going on. It was a flavor but also like a smoke feel. When passing smoke though the nose, there was that same buttery sensation – No pepper or spice at all. I almost forgot, there were nutty notes in there somewhere.

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The second third didn’t change a lot. The body and strength crept up a bit, but remained upper low to lower medium. A very very mild spice was noticed in the nose. The smoke feel became very creamy with a tinge of sweetness. Simple but good.

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The last third kept pace with the previous segments. The smoke remained very thick and creamy with a tinge of sweetness. Nutty and cedary notes dominated the flavor profile. A buttery aftertaste with a bit of spice clung to the mouth on the aftertaste.

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This was a good mild to medium smoke. Many aspects of it were typical Connecticut wrapped cigar. The flavors were simple but refined. It is this good flavor delivery that keeps this cigar from being boring. I could easily smoke this in the morning with coffee. I think it’s worth a try.

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