The return of the Alec Bradley Trilogy line is one step closer today, as the company has begun shipping the trio of limited edition cigars to retailers around the country after debuting it as Smoke Inn in August.
Originally debuting in 2002, the cigars were notable for getting a triangle press, giving them a distinctive shape compared to the round and box-pressed cigars that are more commonly found in humidors. However, the line was discontinued about a decade ago. Now, the triangle shaped Trilogy returns, with each of the three blends in the lines getting a 6 x 52 toro vitola, and each being offered in 10-count boxes. Each of the three blends is getting 2,000 boxes, and each version has an MSRP of $15. The boxes are notable as they are designed to look like cigar molds that show the triangle press used to create the cigars.
While the blends aren’t exactly the same as the original cigars, they have been recreated to replicate the original versions as closely as possible. All three versions use a Connecticut seed binder grown in Honduras, while the fillers come from Nicaragua and Honduras.
As for the wrappers, the Authentic Corojo uses a Honduran corojo leaf from the Jamastran Valley, the Exotic Maduro uses a Nicaraguan leaf from the Jalapa region, while the Native Cameroon’s wrapper comes from Africa. All three cigars are made at Tabacos de Oriente in Danlí, Honduras.
The Trilogy line’s return was championed by Bradley Rubin, one of Alan Rubin’s sons and one of the company’s namesakes. “Trilogy has been a passion project for me since I started with Alec Bradley in 2017,” he said via a press release. “I’m honored that my dad, Alan, finally allowed me to move forward with the project; and now we have the opportunity to share a part of Alec Bradley’s history with our brand advocates, old and new.”