Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 24 June 2013

User Rating: / 3

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Summer keeps churning along, and so do cigar reviews here on  On today’s menu are the Alec Bradley Nica Puro Churchill and the Room101 Namakubi Ecuador Papi Chulo.

Alec Bradley Nica Puro Churchill

I have a confession to make.  I love the Alec Bradley brand.  I love the quality of the cigars, the presentation, you name it.  It’s a great brand.  Despite all of its releases, Alec Bradley has never had a Nicaraguan puro hit the market – until now.  Named the Nica Puro, this rather recent release has received solid ratings from many who call it balanced and rich.  That’s not surprising considering the brand, but I want to find out for myself, so let’s begin the review.

I chose the Churchill format of the Alec Bradley Nica Puro for this review.  It measures 7 x 50 and is just one of six formats in the line.  The others include the 4.2 x 52 Bajito, 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 x 52 Toro, 6.2 x 54 Torpedo, and the 6.2 x 60 Gordo.  As mentioned, the cigar is a Nicaraguan puro, which means that all of the tobacco used to construct it comes from Nicaragua.  Bold filler tobacco lines the interior, while a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper coats the exterior.  The strength of the Nica Puro is listed as medium-bodied.

As far as first impressions go, the Nica Puro Churchill is a winner.  The cigar looks flawless in all aspects.  The dark brown (almost black) wrapper is quite oily and features a few very minimal veins.  The cigar has no soft spots.  The double bands are the highlight of the appearance by far.  They display the Alec Bradley Nica Puro name as well as plenty of ornate graphics.  The size of the bands put together is not only impressive, but so are the various colors.  They really are a work of art and together form one of the best looking set of bands around.  As I take a whiff of the cigar, I pick up a leathery scent.  The cold taste is sweet.

After lighting, the Alec Bradley Nica Puro Churchill exhibits solid burn qualities.  The draw is easy and there’s plenty of thick smoke.  The light gray ash is solid for at least an inch.  No touch-ups are needed at all and the cigar stays lit on its own without the help of my lighter.


0 # NamakubiThe Wolverine 2013-06-25 01:57
I really want to try this cigar out :-)

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