Hailing from Honduras, Alec Bradley Tempus is a concoction of tobaccos cultivated since 2001, carefully selected strictly for their incredible quality and blended to create the ideal full-bodied cigar that is as smooth as it is flavorful. Available in a toothy, zesty Habano or a smooth and semi-sweet maduro.
Produced at Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas in Honduras, Tempus is Latin for “time” which is more than an appropriate title for this blend. When creating Tempus, Alan Rubin spent years in an area along the border of Honduras and Nicaragua where a particular tobacco was growing in extremely small quantities on only a few acres of land. Alan began purchasing the best wrapper from this farm, in small amounts, over a period of several years and finally obtained enough to produce a phenomenal cigar; one that balances strength with flavor, creating a very smooth character.
Alec Bradley Tempus contains a mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, held tightly together by an Indonesian binder. These leaves are then concealed with a Honduran grown Habano wrapper, which adds a bit more strength to the blend along with some spicy undertones. Upon lighting, Tempus produces notes of pepper and earth with some nuances of espresso in the aftertaste. As the cigar burns, hints of spice overwhelm the palate but then mellow towards the nub. This cigar is never overbearing and is incredibly balanced, allowing for a smooth, full-bodied experience with a medium finish. Cigar Aficionado's Cigar Insider awarded Alec Bradley Tempus a ‘94' rating!
Gives its more highly rated cousin, Prensado, a run for its money. Perfect burn and nice, slightly heavier than light, draw. I get predominant notes of deep, aged leather with some dark dried fruit in the background. Also nicely tamed pepper and some oak as you get further in. This one will always have a spot in one of my humidors.
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4 out of 5
Aug 24, 2015
My favorite for the golf course. Lite it up on the third hole and it will take you all the way home. Perfect size, great smoke.
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5 out of 5
Aug 11, 2015
this cigar is great a little tough on the draw at first but about a half inch into it the draw gets really smooth and the taste of earth and exspresso hit you and last right down to the nub .also burns very evenly right down to the nub.i will definatly keep a few in my humidor
I love the feel of this cigar, the box-pressed shape lends to a perfect draw of heavy, sweet smoke. Alec Bradley is one of the most underrated brands out there with production at the world's top factories. The new Tempus Maduro has become a staple for me. I find this cigar pairs very well at the beginning of a heavy meal with a medium-bodied red wine.