Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that the second release of the Limited Edition Black Market Esteli Diamond is slated for June 2021. Only 1500, sixteen-count boxes will be produced for global consumption in 2021. Alec Bradley confirms that tobacconists are currently being offered the opportunity to secure allocations of Black Market Esteli Diamond boxes.
Based on the Cigar Aficionado 93-Rated Black Market Esteli blend, the first edition of the Esteli Diamond was announced in March of 2020 for a June 2020 release. Subsequently, due to Covid19, production was interrupted, and the cigars weren’t shipped to tobacconists until October 2020.
Alec Bradley Director of Sales & Marketing, Jonathan Lipson stated:
“The 2020 Black Market Esteli Diamond cigars were an immediate success. Covid19 disruptions changed the game for us in 2020, but consumer demand for the limited edition cigars and the ability to slot production in 2021 happily allows us to target a June release. We are elated that we are able to provide this treat to our partners and advocates!”
Due to the unique shape, the Black Market Esteli Diamond requires extra care in the manufacturing process. The base Black Market Esteli blend is rolled with an extra filler leaf of Ligero Habano from Nicaragua and then carefully pressed to its diamond shape before aging. The proprietary diamond shape pays homage to the Alec Bradley Trilogy, an innovative triangular shaped cigar created by founder, Alan Rubin.
The 2020 Black Market Esteli Diamond will be expressed in a single (6 1/4″x 54) ring gauge and will carry an MSRP of $10.15/cigar before taxes. The company describes it as a medium to full bodied cigar with a blend defined as:
- Wrapper – Nicaragua natural
- Binder – Honduran and Nicaraguan
- Filler – Nicaragua
Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Diamond cigars are being produced at Plasencia Cigars Nicaragua.
About Alec Bradley Cigars
Founded by Alan Rubin in 1996, Alec Bradley has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading producers of fine, handmade premium cigars. Alec Bradley has received the cigar industry’s highest critical acclaim for its Prensado, Tempus, MAXX and Black Market premium cigars, to name a few. Their commitment to satisfying enthusiasts worldwide is demonstrated by their passion for excellence, creativity and the highest quality standards.