Monday, October 20, 2014
This past Sunday night with a nice evening in the shop planned and some fantastic weather to boot I decided it'd be a nice evening to break into my cigar stash and pick a winner. As i rummaged through I settled upon a nice a nice toro from Alec Bradly and before i get into the details of the smoke here are a few specs.
Origin : Honduras
Alec BradleyFormat : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Honduran Connecticut Shade
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Honduras, Nicaragua
Price : $5 MSRP (street price should be considerably less)
My first impression was that it's well constructed and has lasted well in my humidor these past few years. It cut well and didn't fall apart. The wrapper a honduran grown wrapper from Conn. Shade seed was very nice not oily and didn't lose it's structure throughout the smoke.
It lit easily and had a nice draw not too tight but not wide open. The smoke itself was dense and light and was very enjoyable. It started off mild as one might expect from a Conn. wrapper but it wasn't as mild as one might expect it bordered a touch toward medium. The first bit had a lot of cedar and and was smooth and not bitter or biting. It burned perfectly level and held an ash nicely. The middle was more intense than expected but certainly not in a bad way it became more coffee-esque as it progressed from the middle on with the last few inches getting a bit more rough. Overall it was a great smoke and for the $5 price tag it's hard to beat. I haven't been disappointed by by any of the Alec Bradly sticks so far and look forward to sampling more as time goes on!