Alec Bradley Cigars are a South Florida story of success.

The origins of the company date to 1996 when Alan Rubin began manufacturing flavored cigars he thought he could sell at country clubs and restaurants.

He named the brand Alec Bradley after his two children’s names.

Timing could not have been worse, as cigar demand had peaked and was winding down.

The experience left him severely depleted as the economy  turned and lean years followed.

Since then, the Alec Bradley brand has turned into a respected leader in high quality hand rolled cigars.

His smokes have appeared on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list in three consecutive years, and in 2010 his Alec Bradley Family Blend T11 scored 94 points.
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At the moment, the company sells between 2 and 3 million cigars a year.

Below is a review of the MAXX brand, one of the more than 20 that the company produces:

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MAXX Cigars are Medium to Full Strength cigars with lots of character.

Rolled in Nicaragua from aged long filler tobacco leaves originating in Colombia, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Every Alec Bradley MAXX  is carefully covered by a fine Habano Maduro wrapper.

Much like other Alec Bradley Cigars, the finish is excellent

Rated 93 by Stoggie Press  this is what they have to say:.

“…Overall the Alec Bradley MAXX  is a wonderful smoking experience. The construction is solid with a tight ash that held on for a good inch or more after falling after the first 2 inches. The flavors transitioned well and I would say it was as solid medium strength cigar but perhaps more fuller strength for the occasional smoker.”

Not bad for a cigar that costs little more than five dollars!.

If you are looking for a great cigar at the right price, Alec Bradly Cigars will never disappoint you.


  • Strength: Medium-Strong
  • Other Shapes: Churchill(6.0″x54), ( Gordo (5.0″x58)’ Robusto (5.0″x50), Toro (6.0″x50), Torpedo (6.1″x52), Gordo  (6.3″ x 60), Gordo (8.5″x50), Petit Corona (4.0″x46)
  • Wrapper: Maduro
  • Origin: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Costa Rica
  • Filler: Colombian, Mexican & Nicaraguan Blend

At Habano Cigar Club we keep a fresh stock of Alec Bradley Cigars, order them and you will be assured that the quality is always the same.

If you are in South Florida, visit us  at our cigar lounge in Hollywood, Habano BarCafe, we will be glad to see you and show you more of our line of cigars.

Order your Box of Alec Bradley Cigars Now!








Cigar of the Day

ROmeo y Julieta Resreva Real Maduro Cigar of the DayCome on in for a great deal on Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Maduro.

Today only at an incredible $5.99 come taste the darker side of reserva real.

Cigar of the Day – Today’s featured Cigar is Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Maduro.

Reserva Real Maduro has a unique flavor, boasting a deep – full bodied taste as a result of a unique international combination of  fine tobacco leaves.

Start by combining two wrappers : A Mexican dark San Andres Morron  Maduro Leaf and a Nicaraguan Sun grown Maduro Leaf for boldness and  flavor.

Add to the mixture Nicaraguan and Honduran Long Fillers for a flavorful and easy to smoke cigar.

The result is a great smoking experience. Flavorful, with the characteristics of a fine maduro cigar.

At Habano Cigar Club we are happy  to offer our clients a fine array of cigar brands, including Romeo y Julieta.

Our cigar lounge is  a great place to relax and enjoy a drink or coffee, smoke your favorite stick, and watch  sports on one of our flat screen TV’s.

We have all the NFL games for your pleasure, and our lounge chairs are very comfortable.

Be sure to visit our Hollywood Cigar Lounge & ask for the Cigar of the Day.



Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar Review

For this review I chose to smoke one of their Doble Toro’s.

Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar http://habanocigarclub.comIt is a box pressed 6×60 cigar that has all the great qualities associated with Oliva Cigars.

The first thing that appealed to me was the high quality finish of the cigar, it was perfect in appearance and soft to the touch, as if the Ecuadorian Sumatra Wrapper was made of velvet or suede.

I made a V Cut and lit it up as usual, making the flame cover the entire surface.

The initial puff impressed me by the ease to draw, a feature that lasted from beginning to end.

It felt creamy and peppery with a slight touch of spice. But surprisingly mild as I had expected it to be stronger.

As we progressed, intensity increased, hints of Coffee, Cocoa and Orange appeared, making it a very pleasant smoke.

An unusual cigar, medium in strength yet very flavorful.

The Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar is among the best cigars I have smoked, flavorful yet not overwhelmingly strong.

A testimony to the quality of the Nicaraguan blend of leaves used.

Very well finished, without flaws or blemishes, burns evenly throughout and the draw is easy.

Oliva Cigars originally started in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in 1886 by Melanio Oliva. Oliva V

It continued operating at the same  location  for 3 generations till 1959 when the Cuban Revolution forced Gilberto Oliva to emigrate.

The family eventually settled in Nicaragua but it wasn’t  till after the Sandinista regime was ousted that production began in earnest.

By 2005 production  had grown and quality was much improved, testimony to the quality of the brand Oliva Cigar has been awarded 25 Cigar of the Year Awards by Cigar Aficionado Magazine.

The Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar has had at least one winner every year since 2007.

I definitely recommend the Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar as one of the best I have had in a long time.