Alec Bradley Cigars
Prensado Churchill (2016) by Alec Bradley Cigars

Vitola: Churchill
Length: 7.0
Gauge: 48

Wrapper: Honduran Trojes Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran
Blender/Creator: Alan Rubin, President/CEO of Alec Bradley Cigars
Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L Honduras
Country: Honduras
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 1, 2020
Price: $8.53
Date Smoked: November 28, 2021
Quantity: 8

Prensado Churchill (2016) by Alec Bradley Cigars

COVID-19 Day 257:
 2011 Cigar of the Year, Alec Bradley, Alec Bradley Prensado, Churchill, Honduran Trojes Corojo, Prensado Pepper and Spice and everything nice… Through a perfect draw, this “Aged” cigar delivers!

Right away, rich roasted coffee and leather tobacco flavors and spices wash over my palate with a decent pepper spice on the retrohale to go along with this visit with the Prensado Churchill (2016) by Alec Bradley Cigars

The creaminess of the first third gives way to more Woody cedar and natural tobacco notes still with a decent pepper spice on the retrohale

At the last third this has progressed into an earthy chocolate and leather cigar with strong dark coffee notes. The retrohale remains the same.

COVID-19 Day 257:
Today’s “Aged” Prensado in Churchill (2016) by Alec Bradley Cigars was part of a purchase from a local Brick and Morter who was liquidating their Alec Bradley line… I was at the correct place at the correct time. I was able to purchase around 24 SKUs of the “Old Cigar Band” Prensados in five (5) different Vitolas. I was able to grab 10 of these “Cigar of the Year” Churchills.

We had a special guest come by the Cigar Lounge today, so I purposely choose this Award Winner fully intending to just sit back and soak in the wisdom from Tim Wong of Pier 28 Cigars who was at the Cigar Lounge to showcase the Black Label Trading Company and Black Works Studio Cigars.

I was able to luxuriate sufficiently… Great to meet you, Tim!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

Originally released in 2009 this cigar (Churchill) became “Cigar Aficionado’s” top-rated cigar in 2011. I was able to purchase 7 of these Prensado Torpedos from Sellwood Cigar that was originally put into stock in 2016, so I can’t wait to see what a few years of aging will affect this cigar.

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium/Full
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 4
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 2
Leather: 3
Pepper: 2