The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2009
Alec Bradley Family Blend
Family is an important word in the business of cigars, an industry in which the secrets of tobacco are often passed down from father to son. Alan Rubin has made family a priority since he founded his cigar company in 1997: he named it Alec Bradley Cigars after his two sons. This year, he decided to honor not only his father, but the fathers of his two key associates in the business, by releasing Alec Bradley Family Blend, a one-size fat cigar capped with a tight pigtail. The smoke is marvelous, subtle, elegant and balanced, with a medium body.