Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve

Alex Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve

Alex Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve

This past week I was lucky enough to get some samples from Alec Bradley Cigars to review for The Alec Bradley SCR comes in 5 sizes, a corona (5.5 x 42), robusto (5 x 50), churchill (7 x 48), torpedo (6 1/8 x 52) , and a gran robusto (5.5 x 60). This cigar is a highly anticipated release and I couldn’t wait to smoke them. I went through all my samples in a 24 hour period.

Cigar: Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Honduran Trojes
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Honduras, Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium

Appearance and Construction (19/20): The stick features a gorgeous looking wrapper that has some veins but nothing that stands out. The seams are hard to find on this well rolled cigar that has a little bit of tooth and a triple cap. The over sized band of the cigar sports the letters SCR in the middle with red, silvre, amber and olive mixed throughout. The cigar sports a band on the foot that denotes the SCR stands for Select Cabinet Reserve. This cigar is one amazing looking robusto.

Flavor & Notes (28/30): The prelight draw has some fruity notes that remind me of a dried apricot and borders on ginger. As I light this most anticipated smoke my the first third is a slice of heaven. The first has some wonderfully rich coffee notes with something that reminds me of graham crackers and a touch of chocolate.  As we cross into the 2nd third of this amazing cigar the coffee notes give way to a rich creamy chocolate with a slight spice that gently caresses the palate and dances through the nose. The final third of the cigar begins with notes of mocha and cinnamon spice. The cigar has a nice coffee finish.

Burn/Ash/Draw (24/25): The cigar has a nice burn with only the slightest jagged edge to it. The ash is dark in color but has no flake to it and holds for inches at a time. The draw is impeccable and offers just a slight resistance.

Overall (23/25): The samples I smoked were both outstanding. This cigar is a home run, and what I like best about it is how it stands alone. It doesn’t try to be the Tempus in any way shape or form and it is a nice new smoke from Alec Bradley. This cigar will be a staple in a humidor for a long time to come.

Rating: 94
Price: $6.25

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  • Travis Lindsay

    Is there a bad AB cigar? Not in my book. And, based on your review, this one won’t disappoint. Great cigars at a great price.

  • Tony Ricciardi

    This is an amazing smoke. I am reviewing the Grand Robusto size next week. Sneak Preview -> I loved it. Will definitely be in my top 10 of the year.

  • OlivaSerieV

    This is a great smoke! Probably my favorite Alec Bradley cigar! Thanks for the review!

  • JC

    I had this cigar last night with a George Killian’s Irish Red … THIS CIGAR IS AMAZING! The flavor Holy cow it’s awesome, It does have a woody / sweet taste. Kinda reminded me of fall, Got me all ready for Football season!

    I would Highly Recommend this cigar!

    Probably one of greatest I’ve ever had! ( I smoke 3 to 4 a week)

  • cleon

    Clean the inner surface of the cabinet cigar humidor so that you can remove the dust particles and other unwanted remains.

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