Often when you talk about cigar brands, they fall into two categories: ultra-premiums with stellar cigar ratings and down-to-earth blenders aimed at pleasing everyday smokers. It's not often that a brand manages to be both.
But one look at Alec Bradley cigar ratings, and another at their price-tags, and you'll know that they're one of those rare brands that do it all. Maybe it's because Alec Bradley founder Alan Rubin started in the industry rolling budget stogies for the common man. But whatever the reason, Alec Bradley keeps making affordable cigars even after winning a Cigar of the Year award.
And the thing is, the critics love Alec Bradley's budget sticks too!
So sure, Alec Bradley cigar ratings go through the roof for ultra-premiums like the Alec Bradley Prensado. The Prensado Churchill was even 2011's Cigar of the Year and got a whopping 96 points from Cigar Aficionado. That's higher than almost every other cigar in existence. And the famous Alec Bradley Tempus clocks in at a 94 rating, almost as high as the Alec Bradley Prensado.
But when it comes to Alec Bradley cigar ratings, the affordable cigars do nearly as well. Seriously, the Alec Bradley Project 40 costs just over $5. That's the same as a (slightly overpriced) cup of coffee. And it has multiple 92+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado, including a 93 in 2019. That's just one point lower than the ratings of the freakin' Tempus! And at half the price for a generous 6x52 toro. That makes the Alec Bradley Project 40 06.52 one of the best deals on the market.
When it comes to Alec Bradley cigar ratings, the sky really is the limit. But those astronomical Alec Bradley cigar ratings don't come with the same kinda price-tag you see from other brands this fine.