Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 7, 2020) – Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that they will be producing their proprietary ‘Diamond’ shape in the ‘Cigar Aficionado’ 93- Rated Black Market EstelÍ blend. The Black Market EstelÍ Diamond will be a limited edition 6 ¼” X 54 ring gauge extension to the line. Only 1500, sixteen-count boxes will be produced for global consumption in 2020.
The Black Market EstelÍ Diamond is the follow-up to the popular and critically acclaimed Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut which was first introduced in 2014. In 2020 the Black Market EstelÍ Diamond will be replacing the Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut.
“The Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut has been a hit with premium cigar enthusiasts every year since it was introduced,” said Alec Bradley Director of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Lipson. “The shape pays homage to (Alec Bradley Founder) Alan Rubin’s triangular cigar – Trilogy. For 2020, we wanted change things up a bit and try diamond pressing the superb Black Market EstelÍ blend. The Black Market EstelÍ Diamond is sure to please palates globally!”
The unique diamond shape requires extra care in the blending process. To bolster the blend, Alec Bradley needed to add an extra leaf of Ligero Habano from Nicaragua. The addition of the leaf makes the blend a little bolder than its regular release cousins.
The 1500 boxes of Black Market EstelÍ Diamond are on pre-sale now to tobacconists worldwide, with plans to ship in June. The medium to full bodied Diamond features a dark natural wrapper from Nicaragua, a double binder combination of Honduran and Nicaraguan leaves and fillers from Nicaragua. Black Market EstelÍ Diamonds are being presented in 16 count diamond shaped boxes and will retail in the US, before any applicable taxes, for $9.85 per cigar. Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Diamond cigars are being produced at Plasencia Cigars Nicaragua. For more pictures click here.
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