Alec Bradley is rolling out their second cigar and bourbon pairing under the recently-launched “Uncut Series.” This time, the brand couples its Black Market cigars with Rebel Cask Strength Bourbon Single Barrel Select.
Alec Rubin said, “For our second Uncut Series release, we sought out Rebel because their brand ethos lines up so well with that of the Alec Bradley cigar brand. We’re both about bringing a bit of rebellion to our respective categories. Since we’re big fans of Rebel’s wheated bourbons and know that their single barrel picks are higher proof than most, Bradley and I instinctually gravitated toward a pairing with Black Market, and I feel we really hit the mark here. This one-of-a-kind single barrel pairing is as bold as it is refined, and has all the makings of the ultimate cigar and bourbon experience.”
Philip Lux, Rebel Bourbon brand manager said, “Our focus is on creating whiskey that’s bold and smooth and it’s how we’ve made a name for ourselves in a crowded and competitive market. It’s not unlike how Alec Bradley has carved its path by creating cigars with a complexity that sets them apart. With our collective focus on delivering the ultimate in enjoyment to cigar and whiskey enthusiasts, I’m confident this pairing will be a big hit.”
Rebel Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon (126 proof/63% ABV) is a five-year-old spirit with a mash bill of 68% corn, 12% malted barley and 20% wheat. Aged in hand-selected charred oak barrels, the palate is rich and complex with notes of chocolate-covered cherries and herbaceous undertones. Alec Bradley Black Market features a Nicaraguan wrapper and has notes of espresso, oak and vanilla. They claim the two together is a perfect pairing.
The Uncut Series featuring Alec Bradley Black Market cigars and Rebel will only be available through Bourbon Outfitters, starting on October 31, 2023.
Only 160 Uncut Series pairing packages have been created to include a 750 mL bottle of Rebel Cask Strength Bourbon Single Barrel Select and three Alec Bradley Black Market Toro cigars (6” x 50). The rare offering will sell for $79.99 and can be purchased exclusively here.
Given the exclusivity of the cask-strength, single barrel bourbon, this is a one-time pairing that cannot be replicated.