April 1, 2013
Alec Bradley Cigars Company has a philosophy, and that is to give the smoker an unforgettable experience, and that’s exactly what they do.
These well known and highly rated cigars have been on Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 list for three years running.
Alec Bradley Cigars was founded by Alan Rubin in 1996 after selling his father’s company, All Points Screw Co. Alan used the money he received from the sale to start his own business in the cigar industry. When coming up with a name, Alan remembered his father’s word of advice about picking a name that started in the beginning of the alphabet because it would be in the front of the phone book. So Alan decided to name his company Alec Bradley after his two kids.
He started with the Bogey Stogies which he wanted to target to golfers. In 2007, Alec Bradley Cigars was facing debt and Alan knew that he needed to do something that would set them apart in the premium cigars industry. That is when he launched the Tempus cigar. The Tempus Cigar was really the turn-around for Alec Bradley, and they have had continued success launching many more highly rated cigars.
Alec Bradley Tempus Cigar
Only 20% of the cigar rollers at the factory are chosen to make the Tempus brand. Select tobacco from a farm in the Trojes region of Honduras, just north of the border of Nicaragua, and some of the finest tobacco from Jalapa, Nicaragua are used in the making of this cigar. All the cigars are rolled in the traditional Cuban style, tubing each filler tobacco and using a triple cap finished wrapper. The five popular Cuban sizes are packed in boxes of 20 cigars and now a new unique shape in Magistri. Enjoy one of 2008 highest rated cigars by Cigar Aficionados magazine the Alec Bradley Centuria rated 94!
January 4, 2013
Given its steady growth throughout the industry, Gurkha Cigars has definitely earned its trusted name and honest reputation. With over 100 different cigars, this cigar brand has received exceptional ratings of “90,” “91,” and “89” by Cigar Aficionado due to their great cigar flavors and high quality sticks.
The Gurkha Cigar Company was founded by Kaizad Hansotia. From the moment that he began making these cigars he knew that he wanted his packaging to be different than the traditional packaging. ”I wanted my packaging to practically jump off the shelves! You have to hit all the senses; every detail is noticed. I wanted to create a piece of furniture with cigars in it” said Kaizad. To this day the Gurkha brand is known for their premium sticks, great cigar flavors and the use of unique and artistic packaging.
The Gurkha Legend Toro Maduro cigar is rated 89 by Cigar Aficionado. This stick features a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper which is exquisitely rolled around the aged eight year Dominican filler to create a perfect medium-bodied smoke. When starting to smoke this cigar there are notes of earthy flavors as well as a hint of chocolate and leather.
Gurkha Cigars known for their cigar packaging, quality and great cigar flavors in every stick.
The cigar flavors come off very strong from the beginning, you don’t have to wait for it to burn more to really taste it, however as it continues to burn all of the flavors begin to , mellow and blend well together. The Gurkha Legend Toro Maduro is definitely worth a second, third and fourth glance, and at such a good price, all you need to enjoy this is a cigar cutter and the drink of your choice. This 5 pack retails at $90, however at Gotham this cigar 5 pack is a steal at only $59.99 and it comes with a custom Xikar cigar lighter. This cigar and lighter combo is a great gift for any cigar lover, and an even better addition to any humidor.
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