One of the lines we are thrilled to carry in our Tallahassee cigar shop is the Alec Bradley line. Alec Bradley’s cigars have received considerable attention as of late due to the fact the company’s Prensado Churchill was just named the 2011 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado magazine. Many cigar smokers were fairly stunned it took home the top spot in the world for 2011 especially since the cigar that has been generating the most on-line buzz from creator Alan Rubin is the newly introduced Black Market.
The Black Market is easily one of the most flavorful cigars in the Alec Bradley line and is already being considered by many cigar smokers as the top cigar produced to date by Rubin and company. The Black Market is a full flavored cigar but not too full bodied. This would be considered more of a medium to full for most seasoned cigar smokers.
Our Tallahassee cigar shop carries this excellent smoke in two sizes and the one we tried for this review was the Toro measuring 6×50. The cigar is made with a wrapper from Nicaragua, a Sumatran binder and filler from Panama and Honduras.
The cigar burnt perfectly from start to finish, which is a sign of flawless construction. There were plenty of flavors going on the entire way. If you are a fan of both spicy and sweet cigars this is a perfect blend for you. There are plenty of notes of fruit, chocolate, spice and espresso to satisfy any type of smoker. This is a cigar that packs a punch when it comes to wonderful flavors.
Best of all, it was only $7.40. A great price for such a high quality, flavorful cigar.