Real Cigar Molds Numbered 1 Through 800, Containing Seven Limited Edition Figurado Cigars Heading to Appointed Tobacconists
Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced that the 800 Limited Edition Reclaimed samplers, first reported on by Cigar Aficionado in October, are now shipping. Over the next several days, an exclusive group of Alec Bradley appointed US tobacconists will receive their share of the highly collectible, individually numbered sets. Presented in factory-worn molds, the aptly named Reclaimed samplers contain one Figurado iteration (6 1/4″ x 54 ring-gauge) each of Black Market, Medalist, Prensado, Magic Toast, Maxx, Gatekeeper and Tempus.
“What makes Reclaimed so special,” Bradley continued, “is that a genuine, factory-used cigar mold will continue its lifecycle as a collector’s prized possession, even after all the sampler exclusive cigars have gone up in smoke.”
Alec Bradley ‘reclaimed’ and upcycled 800 antiquated cigar molds, each retrofitted with a compartment to house the seven deliberately sized and shaped cigars. To complete the rugged aesthetic, ‘Alec Bradley’, ‘Reclaimed‘, and an individual series number from 1/800 to 800/800 are emblazoned via hot stamp into the top of each mold.
“Now is the time to lay ‘claim’ to a Reclaimed,” second generation cigarmaker, Bradley Rubin said. “They are undoubtably at the top of our brand advocates’ holiday wish lists and will sell out quickly!”
Alec Bradley is now shipping the eight hundred Limited Edition Reclaimed keepsake samplers to the 99 US tobacconists selected to distribute them. Each Reclaimed set carries a $79.95 MSRP, before any applicable excise and/or sales tax. All cigars created for Reclaimed are being presented in the Figurado shape, measure 6 1/4″ x 54 ring-gauge, and were produced at their respective and original factories of origin – Raices Cubanas, Danli, Honduras: Prensado, Magic Toast, and Tempus / Tobacos de Oriente, Danli, Honduras: Black Market, Medalist, Maxx, and Gatekeeper.