Most will agree that it was the Alec Bradley Tempus cigar that solidified Alec Bradley's status as a top player in the space of premium cigars. The cigar was inspired from a special Criollo '98-seed wrapper from the Trojes region of Honduras. With time (or tempus, being the Latin translation), the tobacco matured and the overall blend followed the wrapper's lead, taking shape as a fuller-bodied smoke with a thick texture and a hearty flavor profile.
The cigar went on to become Alec Bradley's first to make it onto Cigar Aficionado's coveted Top 25 list, and has since become the inspiration behind multiple spinoffs, including the Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro cigar. With this, a darker take on the original, Alec Bradley didn't attempt to reinvent the wheel, making use of the solid foundation of the Tempus. However, the original Trojes wrapper has been swapped for a gritty Mexican San Andrés maduro leaf, offering a new twist on a familiar core.
What does the Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro cigar taste like?
The Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro cigar is medium-full in intensity, hitting the ground running and never looking back from start to finish. Finely constructed at the Raíces Cubanas factory in Honduras, the Tempus Maduro cigar kicks off with flavors of earth and black pepper, eventually leading into bittersweet complexities of espresso, black licorice, and cocoa.