Sunday, April 14, 2013
Alec Bradley - New York - Empire
Strength: medium full
Wrapper: '98 Criollo
Ring size: 54
Approx cost: $8
Bdawg says: New York tobacconists are under the yoke of a draconian new tobacco tax—75 percent of the wholesale cost of a cigar, one of the highest taxes on cigars in the United States specifically for New York vendors.
I am a huge Alec Bradley fan. This is not one of my favorites. A reddish brown rustic wrapper. The draw is easy producing a dirty gray ash. The flavor is very spicy, and peppery. A little too harsh for me. The burn was slow and even.