Alec Bradley Family Blend VR1
5 1/2 x 50 - Natural - Box of 20
Alec Bradley Family Blend VR1 contain a blend of of specially selected Honduran & Nicaraguan longfillers, an Indonesian binder, and gorgeous, carefully aged Honduran Trojes wrappers. Expect a well-balanced, medium-bodied cigar brimming with rich flavor underpinned by delectably subtle nuances.
I picked this stick up at my local cigar shop, then looked it up on here to get the rating. But I decided to smoke it before reading any reviews so that my opinion would be MY opinion. The smoke was fantastic. One of the best I've had. I think the really bad reviews were from people who got old, or poorly maintained cigars. Burned even the whole way, tasted amazing. I am also confused about the negetive reviews.
Well put-together stick, though the draw was tight from the very tight pack, but the flavors just didn't cut it. Plain, slightly harsh tobacco. Slightly higher than a cigarette, maybe like a convenience store dollar cigar. Maybe better after a long humidor rest, but not now.
The only negative I can say is that 1/2 way down it started to get a little soft and spotty with the butn. I can't say if that was due to my over puffing and hot boxing it though. It was a great tasting smoke. Reminds me of the Olivia Connecticut reserve. Mild and great flavor. If you like gobs of peppery full flavor, then this isn't for you and perhaps why some of these guys are slamming it in their reviews. I rate this as a 90. Can't go wrong.
The worst cigar I ever tried to Smoke . I say try because I couldn't smoke half of it because the drag was terrible. Soft on one end hard like a rock on the mouth (inhaling ) end. Just plain awfol for the $12.00 price I paid I was better off with 6$ brick house just my luck