The name ‘black market’ makes one think of a market in Morocco, stocked with things you can’t get elsewhere. Perhaps some ancient artifacts, jewels and gold stolen from crumbling governments and from pyramids, substances illegal in most of the world, firearms pilfered from the hands of soldiers in the third world who would rather have money than a weapon. You think of things that have passed through numerous hands, to the point where it’s almost impossible to tell what the nation of origin is, goods that you now have sitting in front of you for your purchase and your whims. In that way, the name of the cigar, the Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto, is a fitting name.
The Black Market Robusto, when smoked, releases an immense plume of smoke, which brings to mind the smoky and dingy image we have of a black market, and the pleasing and earthy aroma that comes along with the smoke. The filler of the cigar is entirely from Panama and Honduras, long leaf tobaccos all, with a Sumatran binder that can only be appropriately described as ‘zesty’. This is wrapped in a wonderful and dark Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper, providing the flavor of spice and pepper with every puff.
Generally priced as a standard cigar would be, the Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto is the kind of cigar that you will want to try. Whether you purchase from an internet cigar shop, or find one for sale in the humidor of your local cigar retailer, don’t pass up on the Black Market Robusto. It's incredibly tasty!