2,200 Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Belicoso’s produced, 1,200 to be donated to Cigars For Warriors
Deltona, FL (May 25th, 2022)
The Prensado Gran Belicoso was created in early 2019 during a retreat Alec Bradley held for its entire US staff in Central America. Based on the award-winning Prensado blend, the elegant 5 ½” X 56 ring-gauge Gran Belicoso was limited to a total production run of 1300 ten-count boxes, never to be made again.
However, in 2021 Jason Faulkenburg contacted Alec Bradley Director of Sales & Marketing, Jonathan Lipson, with hopes to commission the Prensado Gran Belicoso for Ash Quarterly’s ongoing support of Cigars for Warriors. Alec Bradley Founder, Alan Rubin, agreed to the project, as Cigars for Warriors is an organization near and dear to his heart. Only 2,200 cigars were produced and will be featured at Ash Quarterly’s event on July 2, 2022, at Executive Cigar Lounge in Sanford Florida, where consumers will have the ability to purchase and donate Prensado Gran Belicosos directly to Cigars for Warriors. Additional cigars will be available in-store at both the Sanford and Melbourne locations of Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge, as well as online through ashquarterly.com.
“We’re honored that Jason chose Alec Bradley to make a cigar benefiting our brave men and women overseas,” Mr. Rubin said. “We generally don’t reissue single-run limited editions, but the cause was too compelling for me to say no.”
Along with Ash Quarterly and Cigars for Warriors, Mr. Lipson will be onsite at the event to present the Prensado Gran Belicoso on behalf of Alec Bradley.
Jason Faulkenburg, Founder of Ash Quarterly, had this to say about the project: “Cigars For Warriors is such an amazing charity that provides a moment of normalcy to our troops stationed in combat zones overseas. We are honored to be able to help provide cigars to these men and women. We have donated one cigar for each Rating Club pack we sell since shortly after we launched in 2018, but we wanted to do something special this year. That’s when I approached Alec Bradley about creating something special for them and they didn’t hesitate to come on board. We couldn’t be happier with the blend they chose and how fantastic these cigars came out. We are even more excited to donate more than 50% of the cigars produced.”
Storm Boen, CEO of Cigars For Warriors, gave this statement: “We here at CFW are very honored to be able to work with Alec Bradley, who has always been generous to our troops. Working with the Faulkenburgs and Ash Quarterly has been a true pleasure to work with since the first time we met years ago, with immediate support. They have shown what true support of the military means. Absolutely great magazine, and even better people running it!”
Full Name: Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Belicoso
Dimensions: 5 ½ x 56
Blend: Wrapper: Honduras (Trojes) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Honduras/Nicaragua
Production: 2,200 Cigars with 1,200 set aside for donation to Cigars For Warriors.
About Alec Bradley Cigars
Founded by Alan Rubin in 1996, Alec Bradley has been acknowledged as one of the world's leading producers of fine, handmade premium cigars. Alec Bradley has received the cigar industry's highest critical acclaim for its Prensado, Tempus, MAXX, and Black Market premium cigars, to name a few. Their commitment to satisfying cigar enthusiasts worldwide is demonstrated by their passion for excellence, creativity, and the highest quality standards.
About Ash Quarterly
Ash Quarterly was founded in 2018 by Jason Faulkenburg as the first and only cigar magazine to come with cigars. In the years that followed Ash Quarterly has continued to innovate by creating the first and only Cigar Rating Club, a monthly club that allows members to rate the cigars for Ash Quarterly Magazine. Ash Quarterly prides itself on giving consumers a voice in its quarterly publication through ratings, consumer articles, and more.
About Cigars For Warriors
Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a registered 501(c)3 charity operating nationwide whose mission is to provide premium cigars and cigar accessories to US troops serving in active combat zones. Since 2012, over 1.3 million cigars have been donated to US servicemen and women, in addition to coffee, magazines, cigar lighters, and cutters.
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