At this summer’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Alec Bradley showed off a new line of cigars called Post Embargo, with the promise that it would be on a limited number store shelves by the end of the year. This week, that promise got fulfilled as the cigars began arriving at retail, though dressed quite differently than they were on the show floor in Las Vegas.
The Alec Bradley Post Embargo uses a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos for the filler, dual binder with a leaf coming from each country and a Honduran wrapper finishing off the cigar. It’s available in four sizes, robusto (5 x 52, $8), toro (6 1/4 x 54, $8.25) gordo (6 x 60, $9.25) and lancero (7 1/2 x 41, $8.50). All four sizes come in 20-count boxes, with production handled by Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L., in Honduras.
At the show, Alan Rubin told halfwheel that 1,000 boxes were of the robusto, toro and gordo and 500 boxes of the lancero would be released to retailers who attended the show, with other orders filled in 2016.
The line officially launched in mid-November with a series of events at three cigarCIGARS locations in Pennsylvania.
(Select images via Alec Bradley’s Instagram.)