Cigar Ratings & Reviews

My Weekend Cigar: Alec Bradley New York ‘Six Two’

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The pre-light flavors were spicy and sweet. Once lit, the cigar revealed flavors of sweet tobacco with a malt-like earthiness. The smoke was also thick and creamy with an appealing sweet/spicy aroma. As the cigar continued through the first act, I found notes of cherry wood, vanilla cream and a toffee-like flavor in the mix. So far, I was impressed. The smoke, which was also exceptionally smooth, was right in my comfort zone. “We have the makings of a real flavor bomb here,” I thought.

As the cigar continued to smoke through the first third, the best way I could describe it was it had a spicy (but not peppery) base and aroma with a hint of nutmeg on the finish.

I did have some burn issues with the first sample in which the cigar began to “shark” on me going into the second act (see “before” photo). However, instead of trying to fix it, I put some faith in it and let it continue to burn. After all, it still tasted great, and lo and behold, it eventually righted itself and never looked back (see “after” photo at right). In fairness, the second sample burned right on point from start to finish.

As it entered the final third, the flavors really ramped-up revealing notes of allspice, caramel, nutmeg and some fruity notes. At this point I was beginning to wish this cigar would be available sooner to those of us who live outside New York State.

IMO, this is one of Alec Bradley’s best cigars to-date, and I won’t be surprised if the New York edition gets high marks and kudos from the cigar zines and the blogosphere.

All-in-all, these cigars were a real joyride. If you enjoy full-flavored cigars somewhere in the medium to full-bodied range, I can highly recommend the Alec Bradley New York edition – at least the “Six Two,” for now.

(_[GK]__{{{~

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles
cigar advisor news - alec-bradley to release reclaimed sampler - release - cover photo

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Announces the Upcoming Release of ‘Reclaimed’ Figurados

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alec Bradley Cigars want you to experience a piece of cigar factory history with their Reclaimed sampler. Limited to only 800 samplers, Reclaimed includes seven figurados, each representing one of Alec Bradley’s top selling blends. Learn more here.

Read More
cigar advisor #nowsmoking cigar review video of cloud hopper by warped cigars - cover

#NowSmoking: Cloud Hopper Edition One by Warped Cigars

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this edition of our #NowSmoking cigar review series, we’re highlighting a budget-friendly boutique Corona from Warped called Cloud Hopper. It’s got a lot of flavor packed into its small size (and smaller price tag), so tune in for all the delicious details.

Read More
cigar advisor 5 things about steve saka cover

5 Things That Made My Career: Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (Podcast)

Reading Time: 5 minutes This podcast with Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Cigars founder Steve Saka reveals the five milestones that took him to rock star status. Starting with his discovery of premium cigars in the Navy, it’s an illuminating listen with one of the cigar industry’s most idiosyncratic and admired personalities.

Read More
#nowsmoking Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua cigar review Rafael Nodal Cigar Advisor Cover rep

#nowsmoking: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro

Reading Time: 4 minutes Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez are at it again: another Nicaraguan puro, and Rafael joined Gary for this review of the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro. Made from long-aged tobaccos grown on AJ’s Nicaraguan estate farms, you’ll learn the how, why, and much more of what went into creating this intriguing vitola.

Read More