Alec Bradley announces today that the brand is rolling out an exclusive cigar and single barrel whiskey pairing series for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). Called “The Uncut Series,” the platform will debut with a special pairing of Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf cigars and Starlight Rye Whiskey Cigar Batch, which is aged in exotic Brazilian Amburana barrels.
The whiskey was harvested from a single barrel and personally selected for its elegant nose and rare characteristics by Alec Rubin, Alec Bradley’s brand manager of strategic partnerships. The cigar pairing was chosen by Alec Bradley Brand Ambassador Bradley Rubin to compliment the many layers of the Double Broadleaf blend.
Alec Rubin said, “The Uncut Series was created to celebrate the unbreakable bond between cigars and spirits, and it gives me great pride to launch with an Alec Bradley pairing. Through this exciting new initiative, we will leverage our relationships with boutique players and powerhouse brands in the spirits world to pair one-of-a-kind single barrel picks with cigars from STG’s renowned portfolio of handmade brands. We believe that the Uncut Series will heighten the enjoyment of both passions and look forward to the excitement these limited-edition pairings will bring to cigar and spirits enthusiasts.”
Christian Huber, seventh generation master distiller of Starlight Distillery said, “We are honored to be the American whiskey brand that was selected to launch STG’s Uncut Series. Uniquely similar to the traditions of cigar makers, our spirits represent a terroir-driven craft that has been handed down generation to generation to create memorable moments of enjoyment. Through its Starlight Rye Whiskey single barrel pick, the Alec Bradley team has created what we consider to be the ultimate cigar and whiskey pairing and we are as excited as they are to bring this collaboration to life.”
The Starlight Rye Whiskey Cigar Batch single barrel pick (113.1 proof/56.5% ABV) is a four-and-a-half-year-old spirit aged in rare, sustainably-sourced Brazilian Amburana casks that impart distinctive notes of maple syrup and cinnamon against the backdrop of fresh bread, creating an experience reminiscent of French toast. When paired with Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf’s notes of earth, wood and pepper, the pairing creates a captivating study in sweet and savory.
The Uncut Series inaugural release featuring Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf cigars and Starlight Rye Whiskey Cigar Batch will only be available through Bourbon Outfitters, starting on September 22, 2023.
Only 101 Uncut Series pairing packages have been created to include a 750 mL bottle of Starlight Rye Whiskey Cigar Batch and four Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf Robusto cigars (5” x 50). The rare offering will sell for $99.99 and can be purchased exclusively through the following link: http://www.bourbonoutfitter.com/collections/alec-bradley