Friday, November 14, 2008

Alec bradley MAXX Traditional

Today i am smoking a new cigar to me, another by Alec Bradley called the MAXX Traditional. This is a line branching off of their regular MAXX line, but in the more traditional sizes. This one is a Toro measuring in at 6inches by 50 ring.
Wrapper-Nicaraguan Habano (a personal favorite wrapper)
Binder-Costa Rican
Filler-Columbia, Hondura, Nicaragua, and Mexico.

The draw on this cigar is great, and the wrapper has a great spicy aroma. So far on the flavor side, im getting alot of an earthy and woody taste that i think comes from the Honduran tobacco Alec Bradley uses. The ash isnt super firm, but isnt falling all over me, which is alway a plus. This cigar is smooth, and i mean really smooth. I usually like a really peppery smoke, but i think this one fits the bill when i want something not so spicy. I could definitely see myself smoking more of these. The smoke is really thick and almost chewy.

This is a really nice cigar for after lunch. Its medium bodied with a really approachable flavor profile. Im a little surprised with a habano wrapper that this isnt a spicy cigar, but that goes to show how versatile this wrapper is. You can put it on a full bodied ass kicker of a cigar and it goes great, but they you can put it on a lighter smoother cigar like this and it works just as well.


Anonymous said...

Why is it spelled Maxx with two Xs? - Salamanzar

Ben said...

Who knows. You know how the marketing world is. It has to be something different and catchy.