The American Classic was a Tampa-style cigar of the early 20th century that was affordably priced, smooth, sweet and complex. Now, Alec Bradley is reviving this brand!
Alan Rubin rolled the cigar out in July. It is a mild- to medium-bodied cigar made by Nestor Plasencia’s Segovia factory in Estelí, Nicaragua with Nicaraguan filler, Nicaraguan binder and a Connecticut-seed Honduran wrapper. When asked how Rubin, at 49 years old, could possibly know what a cigar from the Teddy Roosevelt administration would have tasted like, he told Cigar Insider: “I’ve smoked some very old cigars, vintage cigars. There wasn’t a heck of a lot [of flavor] left in them, but in some respects one could imagine what they originally tasted like. I know that people didn’t analyze cigars back then like they do now. They liked them smooth and mild.”