I ended up with 2 AB 1633 cigars instead of the 2 black markets, i decided to give it a shot and quite frankly i m disappointed because they are absolutely abhorrent to smoke. My sampler should have been called the Best of Alec Bradley Connecticut Wrappers sampler since they constituted 6 out of 10 60% of the cigar i received. List of what i got and my smoking experience with them. 2 AB Alec Bradley Sun Grown: This is tasty cigar and its a shame that they decided to give me the 1633 instead of more of these beauties. These are great cigars for the price point and are the only reason i don t reel ripped off from this sampler. 2 AB 1633 Connecticut: Godawful cigar that has a loose draw and with a terrible bitterness throughout. How this was considered a good substitute for a Black market is beyond me. 2 AB Connecticut: Not as Godawful as the 1633 but the loose draw didn t help matters. This was a poor tasting cigar that was a chore to smoke. 2 AB American Sun Grown: Blah cigar that was only marginally better than the other Connecticuts. 2 AB Nica Puro: Have not smoke any but i m hopeful since its not a Connecticut. Seems that a loose draw on Alec bradley s is something you want to avoid since they taste terrible. I enjoy black markets and my observation is that those with a loose draw i always have to put down early. It seems that if the construction of AB are too loose the cigar will taste terrible.
I love backwoods they smoke great burn slow and great tasting flavors. There the only thing I can use to roll up and smoke with #Backwoodbandit
Great honest cigars. Only problem is their shipping sux took 5 days to get my order to me and I live 5 hours away in same state
Excellent taste. Consistently delicious. I will continue to recommended it to many people.
Unbelievable value for these fantastic sticks!Great sampler for Drew Estate...... every one of these is tasty!
These were great! I liked the Rosado and American Market the best. Had a little trouble with one Nicaraguan, but it was either a one time issue or cured by 4 or 5 weeks in the humidor.
Enjoyed this sampler and would buy it again.
Backwoods are my favorite. I love the different flavors that come in this sampler pack.
Prior to purchasing this sampler, I had not smoked many of Drew Estates traditional cigar offerings...Now I know what I have been missing !!! These 7 blends are among the best I have ever smoked...Especially the Kentucky fire Cured...There is nothing else like it...each of the cigars showed great, solid construction...burned great and had a clean draw...I loved them...The Famous price made the experience all the more enjoyable...Please send me another sampler...
I bought this sampler for the Prensado and Quattro to add to the aging humidor, the two Flor de Las Antillas were a bonus. The surprise was the Joya de Nicaragua Merciless. An excellent cigar! I ve recommended this sampler to numerous friends.