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Magic Toast by Alec Bradley

Will this cigar butter your bread?

By
Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Wrapper
Honduras
Binder
Honduras & Nicaragua
Filler
Honduras & Nicaragua
Vitola (Size)
Robusto (5 x 52)
Price (USD)
9.00

Admittedly I am not a huge AB fan, but I couldn't ignore the buzz around the Magic Toast. Looking over the components used, I quickly became excited to give it a try, as I am partial to Honduran tobacco. The marbling on the wrapper doesn't go unnoticed, giving it a wonder visual appeal. The overall construction of the cigar was superior compared to the majority of AB cigars I have smoked previously. 

The cigar started off burning great but as time went on I began to get runs that unfortunately I didn't anticipate. Nothing overly detrimental to the smoking experience, but annoying nonetheless. 

Where I had high hopes was perhaps where I was most disappointed. The flavors simply weren't complementary to one another. The lack of balance had me scratching my head in confusion and unfortunately, not even a positive subtle change occurred. What I thought had the makings of being a great cigar, just fell short the hype and expectation. $9.00 is what you will pay for this cigar which is typical for what it is, so it won’t break the bank but i certainly think $9.00 can be better spent elsewhere.


Hot Ticket Score

88.0

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You can get your hands on this cigar for just around $8.00 which makes it a pretty damn good deal. There isn’t anything challenging about this cigar, so in terms of recommendation, but really feel there are some out there that may find this cigar to not be in their wheelhouse. If you do grab one, do yourself a favor… Drink it in the morning with a good cup of coffee. You won't regret it. 

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Brand
Alec Bradley

As a company we’ve had our ups and downs, but we are proud of the fact that many have come to love and enjoy our cigars. I could sit here and tell you things like “our brand is synonymous with quality” and “we make the best cigars”, etcetera, but the reality is that we just want to make cigars that people can enjoy. The part of our history that really makes us who we are today comes down to a 10-second encounter that changed everything.

Author
Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.