The American Classic was a Tampa-style cigar of the early 20th cen­tury that was affordably priced, smooth, sweet and complex. Now, Alec Bradley is reviving this brand!
Alan Rubin rolled the cigar out in July. It is a mild- to medium-bodied cigar made by Nestor Plasencia’s Segovia factory in Estelí, Nicara­gua with Nicara­guan filler, Nicaraguan binder and a Connecticut-seed Honduran wrapper. When asked how Rubin, at 49 years old, could pos­sibly know what a cigar from the Teddy Roosevelt ad­ministration would have tasted like, he told Cigar In­sider: “I’ve smoked some very old cigars, vintage cigars. There wasn’t a heck of a lot [of flavor] left in them, but in some respects one could imagine what they originally tasted like. I know that people didn’t analyze cigars back then like they do now. They liked them smooth and mild.”

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