Alec Bradley Family Blend T11 5 Pack cigars are expertly blended at Tabacos Raices Cubanas in Honduras, the factory that also makes Alec Bradley Tempus and Prensado cigars. Family Blend consists of specially selected Honduran & Nicaraguan longfillers, plus an Indonesian binder seamlessly rolled in a gorgeous, carefully aged Honduran Trojes wrapper. Expect a well-balanced, medium-bodied cigar brimming with rich flavor underpinned by delectably subtle nuances. Join the family of Alec Bradley cigar lovers and order a box now.
Smoking for four years. 3-4 sticks per week. Have tried primarily 90+ rated cigars. You name it. Tried it. My favorite is the BHK 52. But my go to out of my whole humidor is this beauty...the Alec Bradley Family Blend.
I just read the review from the guy who didn't like these, and I'm surprised by the negative review. You have to be really careful with your expectations when a cigar gets a high rating like these did. The T11's are definitely worthy of their rating. CA hit the nail on the head with this one. Very complex flavor, and the typical qualities that get the top rated cigars their ratings. I was very impressed, smoking both a few from my local store, and with the box I bought from famous-smoke.com as well. If you regularly smoke 94 rated cigars and like them, you will like this one. If you typically think their ratings are bs, don't bother.
I've smoked several T11s now from a couple different shops and I have to say I have loved all of them. I haven't had any problems with an Family Blend cigars. The burn and draw has always been consistent and the flavors are good with a medium body. The construction is fantastic. I still have several more aging so hopefully they keep getting better.
This cigar has a smooth appearance with small veins, and slightly oily wrapper. I bought my cigar from a store that lets the cigars age before they sell them. I let mine sit an additional 6 months in my humidor and upon lighting the cigar I was delighted with strong pepper and leather notes. the notes became smooth and turned into a leather and anise flavour. the draw was tight at first, and soon became easier with thick creamy smoke. I can see how this some might not like this cigar as it does start off rather strong, however after letting this sit I was delighted and I think that is the key with this one.