A Complete Guide to Alec Bradley Cigars


Since the brand’s founding in the mid-90s, Alec Bradley has grown to be one of the world’s most respected cigar makers, offering an incredible array of high quality premium cigars made from the finest tobaccos available.

This convenient guide was designed to help you navigate the rewarding world of Alec Bradley cigars. Scroll down through the below list to browse our selection of Alec Bradley cigars in alphabetical order to find the AB blends that were made for you.

Alec Bradley American Classic

Alec Bradley American Classic

W – Connecticut (Honduras)

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapping a silky Honduran Connecticut-seed leaf around fillers from Nicaragua, the American Classic is a creamy smoke with notes of toast, coffee, cedar, and a peppery kick on the finish. Medium in body, the vintage taste of the American Classic outshines the old-school Tampa-made premiums it was blended to match.

Alec Bradley American Sun Grown

Alec Bradley American Sun Grown

W – Habano (Nicaragua)

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Kicking the best-selling American Classic’s blend recipe up a notch, Alec Bradley American Sun Grown cigars feature a sun-grown Jalapa Valley Habano wrapper leaf for a fuller, spicier smoke. These medium-bodied Nicaraguan puros are peppery, sweet, and bold in satisfying flavor.

Alec Bradley Black Market

Alec Bradley Black Market

W – Nicaragua

B – Sumatra

F – Panama, Honduras

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Capturing the unique flavor of Panamanian tobaccos in a balanced and bold medium-full bodied cigar, the Alec Bradley Black Market pairs these exotic leaves with a Sumatra binder and hearty Honduran tobaccos under an oily wrapper leaf from Nicaragua’s Jalapa Valley. The resulting smoke is flush with tasting notes of pepper, cocoa, coffee bean, and subtle sweetness.    

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli

W – Nicaragua

B – Nicaragua, Honduras

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Paying homage to Nicaragua’s cigar capital of Esteli, the Black Market Esteli gets its spicy and earthy character from a careful tobacco blend that’s focused on rich tobaccos from the region. Exuding rounded notes of earth, cream, cashew, peppery spice, and more, this aromatic smoke is equally entertaining and relaxing.

Alec & Bradley Blind Faith

Alec Bradley Blind Faith

W – Honduras

B – Honduras/Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

The first cigar released under the company’s second generation “Alec & Bradley” imprint led by founder Alan Rubin’s sons Alec and Bradley, Blind Faith employs an oily Honduran Trojes wrapper leaf over dual binders and a blend of Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99 filler tobaccos. This complex cigar delivers a wealth of flavor with tones of toasty cedar, dark coffee, baking spices, sweet leather, and many subtleties. This impressive debut from the younger Rubins earned a solid 90 rating from Cigar Aficionado.  

Alec Bradley Connecticut

Alec Bradley Connecticut

W – Connecticut (Ecuador)

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow

Origin: Honduras

Earthy and mellow with an elegant, creamy taste, the Alec Bradley Connecticut brings you cool Connecticut character with many tasty nuances. The Torpedo size was rated 90 by Cigar Aficionado, citing its “nutty core framed by hints of cedar, vanilla and nougat.”

Alec Bradley Coyol

Alec Bradley Coyol

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Using Honduran tobaccos in all three components of its blend recipe, The Coyol showcases tobaccos grown on the Honduran farm that it was named for. This earthy smoke with sweet and spicy nuances is equally delicious in flavor and aroma.

Alec Bradley Family Blend The Lineage

Alec Bradley Family Blend the Lineage

W – Honduras

B – Nicaragua

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Hand-rolled at Raíces Cubanas in Honduras using choice Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Alec Bradley Family Blend Lineage was blended to commemorate company founder Alan Rubin’s two son’s (Alec and Bradley) coming of legal age to smoke cigars. Available in six big-ring sizes, the Lineage carries silky flavors of rich earth and cedar with sweet undertones and lingering spice notes for a memorable experience.  

Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper

Alec Bradley Gatekeeper

W – Habano (Ecuador)

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

Joining forces with legendary blender E.P. Carrillo, Alec & Bradley Rubin crafted a medium-bodied blend unlike anything that their names have adorned before. Using a spicy Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf over Nicaraguan binder with fillers from the Dominican and Nicaragua, the Gatekeeper unleashes a smooth succession of rich woody, nutty, and leathery tasting notes over the course of its slow and satisfying burn.

Alec & Bradley Kintsugi

Alec Bradley Kintsugi

W – Honduras

B – Honduras, Nicaragua

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Inspired by an ancient Japanese art form, the silky, sophisticated taste of Kintsugi is medium in body and full in palate-pleasing flavor. Smooth nutty notes and piquant floral tones lead the way through the Kintsugi’s enchanting flavor journey, courtesy of a stout Honduran Trojes wrapper over dual binders and choice filler leaves from Honduras and Nicaragua.  

Kensington Connecticut Reserve by Alec Bradley

Alec Bradley Kensington Connecticut Reserve

W – Connecticut (Honduras)

B – Indonesia

F – Nicaragua, Honduras

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Honduras

Silky-smooth and effortlessly-tasty, the Alec Bradley Kensington Connecticut Reserve spins a delicious Connecticut-seed wrapper around a tough Indonesian binder and long-fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. This classy combination of tobaccos culminates in a one-of-a-kind, mellow smoke with notes of cedar, caramel, and pepper, all revolving around a creamy base.

Kensington Habano Reserve by Alec Bradley

Alec Bradley Kensington Habano Reserve

W – Habano (Honduras)

B – Indonesia

F – Nicaragua, Honduras

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

A deliciously full-flavored, Habano-wrapped version of our best-selling exclusive Kensington cigar by Alec Bradley, the new Kensington Habano Reserve brings even more rich flavor and spice to the cool Kensington profile. Our Kensington Habano Reserve kicks it up a notch in high style, with a taste that’s slightly stronger yet just as smooth as its Connecticut-wrapped predecessor.

Alec Bradley Magic Toast

Alec Bradley Magic Toast

W – Honduras

B – Honduras, Nicaragua

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Born in a moment of inspiration on an evening visit to Alec Bradley’s Honduran tobacco fields, the Magic Toast combines an especially vibrant selection of tobaccos to concoct an unmatched premium cigar experience. Complex tones of cedar, cocoa, leather, natural sweetness, and more reveal themselves in smooth succession over the course of the Magic Toast’s slow and captivating burn.

Alec Bradley Maxx

Alec Bradley Maxx

W – Nicaragua

B – Costa Rica

F – Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Alec Bradley’s very early entry into the now-booming big ring cigar segment, MAXX cigars spin a marvelous mix of world-class tobaccos from Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica into an uber-rich Nicaraguan wrapper leaf. Available in a range of unique sizes with girthy ring gauges as large as 60, the MAXX is a long-time best-seller that’s famous for its bold, complex, and balanced taste.

Alec Bradley Medalist

Alec Bradley Medalist

W – Honduras

B – Honduras, Nicaragua

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

A Honduran-centered blend that recalls the popular mellow cigars of the Cigar Boom era of the 1990s, the Alec Bradley Medalist is a creamy and laid-back ride through simple, winning flavor. Soft notes of cedar and subtle sweetness create the perfect atmosphere for reflection and unwinding at any time of day.

Medici by Alec Bradley

Alec Bradley Medici

W – Habano (Nicaragua)

B – Costa Rica

F – Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Showcasing a dark, oily Nicaraguan Habano wrapper leaf over a chocolaty Costa Rican binder and fillers from four nations,the Medici by Alec Bradley is a robust, complex smoke with notes of cocoa, caramel, raisins, black pepper, and baking spice. Handmade in Honduras, this rare offering hits the spot in your choice of four unique sizes.

Alec Bradley Mundial

Alec Bradley Mundial

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Using the same Honduran wrapper as the acclaimed Prensado atop a precise, ligero-heavy mix of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos, the Mundial is a silky and robust smoke for all the world to enjoy. This meaty medium-bodied cigar delivers strong notes of earth, leather, and spice that have earned it ratings as high as a stellar 92.

Alec Bradley Nica Puro

Alec Bradley Nica Puro

W – Nicaragua

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Alec Bradley’s audacious take on the Nicaraguan puro, the Nica Puro brings you a balanced flavor blast of cocoa, leather, nutmeg, roasted nuts and toasted bread through an effortless draw. It’s a brilliant demonstration of the unmatched richness of Nicaraguan tobaccos.

Occidental Reserve

Occidental Reserve

W – Connecticut

B – Connecticut

F – Dominican

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

A crowd-pleaser since the 1990s, Occidental Reserve was one of the Alec Bradley Cigar Co.’s very first offerings. Named after Davidoff head honcho Hendrik Kelner’s Dominican Occidental factory where they are produced, Occidental Reserve cigars have upheld their best-seller status for decades thanks to their rich woody taste and unyielding high quality.

Alec Bradley Prensado

Alec Bradley Prensado

W – Honduras

B – Nicaragua

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

With an incredible 96 rating and the coveted #1 Cigar of the Year (2011) title tucked neatly under its band, Alec Bradley’s box-pressed Prensado cigar maintains its reputation for greatness. Rolled at Raices Cubanas, the mighty Prensado has become legendary for its hearty flavors of leather, chocolate, coffee, and sweet red pepper.

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

W – Honduras

B – Honduras, Nicaragua

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Boasting a sophisticated blend incorporating the company’s finest Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco reserves, the complex and aromatic Prensado Lost Art is covered in a handsome and oily Honduran Corojo wrapper leaf. This stellar follow-up to the original best-selling Prensado brings you rich and spicy flavor through a clean draw in each handmade stick.

Alec Bradley Project 40

Alec Bradley Project 40

W – Nicaragua or Mexico

B – Habano (Brazil)

F – Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Available in your choice of natural Nicaraguan or San Andres Maduro wrappers, Alec Bradley’s Project 40 is a budget-priced smoke that delivers premium flavor and quality. Whether you opt for the nutty Nicaraguan taste of the Habano or the slightly-stronger, subtly-sweet Maduro, this is one project you won’t regret taking on.

Spirit of Cuba by Alec Bradley

Alec Bradley Spirit of Cuba

W – Connecticut or Nicaragua

B – Nicaragua or Honduras

F – Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Offered in a range of sizes in your choice of Connecticut (natural), Habano, or Corojo wrappers, Spirit of Cuba is a Cuban Sandwich style cigar offered at a discount price. Slow-burning and smooth with woody and spicy flavor, Spirit of Cuba cigars are an excellent inexpensive option for every day enjoyment.

Alec Bradley Tempus

Alec Bradley Tempus

W – Criollo (Honduras)

B – Criollo (Honduras)

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Honduras

Draped in a dark, oily, and toothy Criollo ’98 wrapper from Honduras, Alec Bradley’s fantastic Tempus cigar changed the brand’s trajectory when it earned a much-coveted 94 rating in 2008. The cigar itself is indeed timeless, serving up a woody wave of satisfying taste peppered by hints of coffee bean, rich earth, cocoa, and more. 

Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua

Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua

W – Nicaragua

B – Nicaragua, Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Trading in the original Tempus’ winning blend seems like it could be a risky move – until you taste the sensational all-Nicaraguan tobacco recipe that is the Tempus Nicaragua. Loaded with wildly-rich tobaccos from Nicaragua’s exceptional Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa regions, this tempting take on the fan-favorite Tempus gushes out nutty, spicy, and savory taste in every smooth draw, giving its predecessor some stiff competition. Lucky, most humidors have room for both.  

Alec Bradley Texas Lancero

Alec Bradley Texas Lancero

W – Nicaragua

B – Indonesia

F – Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

The sarcastically-named Texas Lancero is actually a big, beefy, 7 x70 cigar filled with fine tobaccos from all over the planet. With a rich Nicaraguan wrapper hugging a bombastic blend of leaves from Indonesia, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, this larger-than-life “lancero’ provides big, woody, and creamy flavor over the course of its long, slow, and satisfying two-hour-plus burn time.

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