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Project 40 by Alec Bradley

Did this Experiment pay off?

By
Cory Allen
on
The Breakdown
Wrapper
Nicaraguan Colorado
Binder
Habano Brazil
Filler
Nicaraguan
Vitola (Size)
Churchill (7 x 50)
Manufacturer Region
Nicaragua
Release Year
2020
Price (USD)
6.00
Construction

Medium brown wrapper that is slightly marbled and spotted. fuzzy texture with a fair amount of oil.

Burn

Tight draw. Had a tough time keeping the tobacco burning in the first third. It took and excessive amount of draws to keep it lit. significant uneven burning which caused multiple touch ups.

Flavors
Wood
Cream
Espresso
Sweet
Price Opinion

Underpriced

87.0

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Decent smoke to try

I can't say I was overly excited to smoke this cigar and not because it's an Alec Bradley but just because it is a 7 x 50. UGH!. The draw ended up opening a bit which made the smoking experience much more enjoyable but I have to say the flavors for me were pretty flat. What is present isn't bad and the balance is appealing, it just lacks the deepening of flavors I was hoping it would impart over time. What needs to be pointed out though, and what we have to take in to major consideration with this cigar, is that it is ONLY $6.00. a 7 x 50 for 6 bones? Even if it isn't life changing and at a baseline evenhanded, you can make the argument that it is still a good deal in a lot situations. Smoking this cigar in an instance in which your attention is diverted to conversation or other tasks makes most sense. This cigar is good when you don't have to to think about the cigar itself.

64.0

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Our Community's Score
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.