Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Announces the Upcoming Release of "Reclaimed"
Real Cigar Molds, Numbered 1 Through 800, Containing Seven Limited Edition Figurado Cigars Preselling Now
Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 5, 2022)
Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced the presale of its upcoming US exclusive release- Reclaimed, a Limited Edition 7-pack sampler, presented in real factory-worn cigar molds emblazoned with the Alec Bradley Reclaimed logo. Only 800 individually numbered, highly collectible Reclaimed sets, containing one, 6 1/4" x 54 ring-gauge, Figurado iteration each of Black Market, Medalist, Prensado, Magic Toast, Maxx, Gatekeeper and Tempus will be sold. The sets are scheduled to arrive to Alec Bradley appointed US tobacconists ahead of the holiday season.
"Reclaimed epitomizes the creative nature of Alec Bradley, the cigar culture and tobacciana," said Alec Bradley Director of Sales & Marketing, Jonathan Lipson. "Each individually numbered Reclaimed factory-worn cigar mold is unique and the ultra-limited cigars enclosed are exclusive to the sampler. Reclaimed provides our brand advocates the opportunity to experience premium cigar history."
To begin the project, the company 'reclaimed' eight hundred antiquated cigar molds, ultimately saving them from obsolescence and destruction. Each upcycled mold is unique in source, wear, and size. To safely hold the seven Figurados, a rectangular cigar slot was carefully routed into the center of each mold. The dimensions thereof are universal across all Reclaimed samplers to protect the structural integrity of even the smallest mold in the lot.
Unlike most Alec Bradley projects where branding is built around the cigar, Reclaimed's contents needed to be built around the container. Choosing a vitola for the project could only come after establishing the carved out mold's capacity. Once the dimensions were confirmed, a 6 1/4" x 54 ring-gauge Figurado was selected for its sleek lines and unique silhouette to complement the rugged beauty of a re-envisioned cigar mold. A mere 800 bespoke cigars per each of the seven lines represented in Reclaimed were produced. The rarity of both the sets and singular cigars are sure to make Reclaimed a prized possession for any cigar connoisseur able to procure one.
"These 800 cigar molds may have reached the end of their manufacturing process lifecycle, but their usefulness and novelty have yet to expire," said Second Generation Cigarmaker, Bradley Rubin. 'Repurposing them to house limited edition cigars is a fun way to bring a little piece of the factory to our customers and enhance the overall smoking experience."
Alec Bradley is now inviting appointed US tobacconists to secure a share of the 800 Reclaimed samplers for mid-November 2022 delivery. MSRP before any applicable excise or sales tax will be $79.95 per Limited Edition, individually numbered set. 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.