If you ask cigar insiders what they consider to be the best Alec Bradley release, we are fairly confident that most would tout the Tempus as the highlight of the Alec Bradley lineup. Alan Rubin based the release on a unique tobacco used for the Honduran Criollo wrapper, a leaf he discovered in a little farm in Honduras, back in 2001. The leaves have been aging for a very long time which inspired Rubin to name the brand Tempus or TIME in Latin.
The wrapper is very unique indeed, with a rich, dark brown hue, slightly reddish, silky to the touch, and oily to boot, the lead provides rich, dark chocolate notes mixes with a slight nutty aroma. Rich in flavor and smooth in character, the blend consists of a combination of Corojo and Criollo filler from the Trojes region of Honduras, just north of the Nicaraguan border. Bradley’s Alan Rubin originally intended this blend for their Maxx brand, but was concerned with getting a consistent supply of the new tobaccos developed for the Tempus so he released it as a limited release instead.
The Alec Bradley Tempus was rated 94 by Cigar Insider as well as the Cigar Aficionado magazine (in the October 2008 issue).
The Alec Bradley Tempus received an epic 91-rating from Cigar Aficionado magazine in their December 2017 issue!