While more plentiful than the Pryme, the Tempus by Alec Bradley cigars still has more than a hint of premium quality about it. It all starts with the filler comprised of Cuban-seeded Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos. It finishes with Habano-seeded wrapper leaves grown on a small scale on the Nicaraguan-Honduras border, a tasty and dark leaf that delights the palate when lit.
Firmly constructed, the Tempus draws well and requires little fiddling. The emphasis is on an enjoyable smoke. The finish is long-lasting with pepper notes shading to a surprising sweetness. Some report hints of chocolate, coffee, and occasionally dried fruit as undertones. The Tempus has a finely tuned medium body to it as well.
Whatever taste emerges from a Tempus, cigar connoisseurs never want this flavor to end; fortunately, the Tempus is slow-burning for an extended interlude of fine tobacco enjoyment. The complexity of the Tempus’ flavor and aroma never fail to delight the experienced cigar smoker or the eager novice willing to plunge into uncharted waters.
Available in a few ring sizes and a handful of lengths, the Tempus has a bit of the swank boutique about it. Indulge in a 52 ring 6.5-inch Tempus Imperator for maximum enjoyment during a long, ruminative think. The 41-ring, 7.5-inch Tempus Creo is just right for grasping in one hand, the other cradling a fine glass of single-malt Scotch. Naturally, a classic Churchill configuration makes its own statement of power, substance, with a touch of well-bred whimsy.