Alec Bradley Trilogy
Wrapper: Cameroon, Corojo or Maduro
Binder: Honduran Connecticut
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Honduras
Cigar Strength: Medium
ONLY 2000 BOXES MADE
Cigar Aficionado -
One of the cigar world’s more intriguing shapes is back. Alec Bradley's Trilogy, a cigar that’s pressed like a triangle, is back as a limited-edition smoke.
Trilogy has been off the market for more than a decade, so many smokers have never seen one. The cigars have a distinctive press that gives them three sides, and when you look at one from the foot, you see a triangle, rather than a circle
The cigars were first unveiled at the 2002 trade show (then called the RTDA). They came in three blends: Authentic Corojo, Exotic Maduro and Native Cameroon. Trilogy was discontinued in 2010, but some people didn’t forget it. Alan Rubin, owner of Alec Bradley, was begged to bring it back.
It took nearly two years, but Trilogy is back, blended to mirror the original flavor profiles. The cigars have identical blends on the inside, made with Connecticut seed binders grown in Honduras, and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. Where they differ is in the wrapper. Exotic Maduro is made with a maduro wrapper from Jalapa, Nicaragua; Authentic Corojo has a Corojo-seed wrapper from the Jamastran Valley in Honduras; and Native Cameroon is made with Cameroon wrapper from Africa.
The cigars are rolled in Honduras, at Tabacos De Oriente, owned by the Plasencia family.