Hadassah: Hi everyone.
I’m Hadassah Hallman.
Chip: And I’m Chip Kushner.
Hadassah: And welcome to another edition of
Today on Cigar Talk we’re going to be reviewing
Alec Bradley’s Black Market.
In my hand here I’ve got the Robusto size,
and Chip you’ve got the Toro, correct?
Chip: I’m trying the Toro.
Hadassah: All right, now Chip tell us about
the components of this cigar.
Chip: Well, it’s got a Nicaraguan wrapper,
and then a Sumatran binder, and then as the
filler you’ve got long filler from both Panama
and from Honduras.
And it is just a really nice blend.
I find it kind of peppery off the first light.
I’m finding it kind of settled into a nice
medium body for me.
I know it’s going to get fuller as I get down
How’s yours doing?
Hadassah: I find it to be more on the fuller
side so far.
I’m definitely getting a lot of those peppery
A lot of that comes from that Panamanian filter
… filler, that’s in there.
That’s got that extra kick that kind of puts
it on towards the more full body size.
Not a lot of cigars you find that have Panamanian
components in it, so that kind of makes me
excited about that cigar.
That’s definitely something interesting that
you don’t see often.
Chip: And it’s got just a nice filter.
I mean, the smoke … as you’re smoking it
I find it’s got a nice kind of leathery … a
velvety feeling as you’re smoking it, which
I’m just really enjoying.
Hadassah: It certainly does.
I’m getting those light little bits of leather,
but yes, it’s a very velvety smoke there.
So I say we smoke these down, kind of let
them pick up speed a little bit, and then
we’ll check in with you guys and let you know
how we feel about it.
Chip: Will do.
Hadassah: All right, guys, so we’re progressing
to the middle part of this cigar now.
Definitely picking up a lot more full body.
That black pepper’s now turning to kind of
an almost after-red pepper kind of taste,
that lingers there, but it’s definitely picking
up some speed.
What are you getting so far, Chip?
Chip: I’m also getting … it is definitely
… it started out with more kind of a real
It’s definitely getting stronger as we go
down the cigar.
Not overwhelming, so it’s really nice.
I am still getting that … the pepper.
I’m not getting that much of the red pepper.
I’m still getting just a real black pepper
kind of feel to it.
Hadassah: We never agree on anything when
we smoke, Chip, but that’s okay.
So far we’re building up a beautiful white
ash right there.
Chip’s got a good nice one going as well,
and we’re going to continue smoking these
down towards the end of the cigar, and we’ll
be back and let you know what we think.
Hadassah: All right, so we’re getting to the
end of the cigar here.
That intensity has definitely stayed with
How are you doing there, Chip?
Chip: I agree.
I kind of got … it got that strength built
through the … into the middle third of the
cigar, and it’s maintained through going down
it that I’ve smoken it.
I am having some coffee with it, and it is
really nice with a cup of coffee.
If you like your coffee black and strong,
this is definitely a good one to pair with
Another thing I like to pair with this cigar
is Abuelo Rum.
It’s a good Panamanian smooth sipping rum.
You can have it with Coke, or you can have
it straight, and with this cigar it just sets
it off just perfectly.
Thanks for joining us for another edition
of Cigar Talk.
Chip, thank you for being here with me.
Chip: Thanks for having me.
Hadassah: We’ll see you folks later.