Nicaragua tends to get all the publicity these days, thanks to the likes of My Father and Padrón. But just across the border to the north, Honduras produces tobacco that is just as powerful, nuanced, and interesting. And more and more, people are starting to realize just how great the tobacco is from Honduras.
One brand that has always known what Honduras has to offer is Alec Bradley. Since Alec Bradley got into premium cigars they've worked with two major partners: Nestor Plasencia and Raices Cubanos, which makes most of their cigars. Both are based largely in Honduras and know their Honduran tobacco.
So when you light up Alec Bradley cigars, odds are it's Honduras tobacco you're tasting. The award-winning Alec Bradley cigars also have Honduras to thank for their ratings and best-seller status. Both the Alec Bradley Tempus and Alec Bradley Prensado, Alec Bradley's most successful cigars, feature the same distinctive wrapper tobacco from Honduras.
Called “trojes,” this natural wrapper comes from a tiny farm right on the border between Honduras and Nicaragua. It combines the best of Nicaragua and Honduras for a potent but elegantly balanced smoke. And it's the secret weapon in the Alec Bradley arsenal, winning them the #1 Cigar of the Year spot in 2011 and multiple 90+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado.
Alec Bradley also has Honduras to thank for their reputation for making smooth and refined cigars compared to the mainstream. Tobacco from Honduras tends to be just a little milder than Nicaraguan though with a similar rich earthiness. That's why Alec Bradley cigars range from mild, like the Alec Bradley Medalist, to true-medium like the Alec Bradley Tempus or Black Marker, to medium-full like the Alec Bradley Magic Toast or Coyol. Only a few push into full-bodied. And those tend to use more tobaccos from Nicaragua like the Black Market Estelí.
Please browse our Alec Bradley Honduran Cigars at your leisure.