Diamond Rough Cut 2019 released. Five years ago, Alec Bradley released a cigar with a very unusual shape. Not a figurative, but a special press. It wasn’t a round cigar, it wasn’t a classic box-presses cigar. No, it was pressed in a diamond shape and called Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut. And due to the success, it progresses into a yearly release.

For 2019, only 1500 boxes are made and they are currently being shipped globally. It’s a 6 ¼ x54 toro in the all Nicaraguan Alec Bradley Nica Puro blend. The cigars are made at the Plasencia factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. And the idea for this cigar came from Plasencia. They wanted to pay tribute to the Alec Bradley Trilogy. That was a triangular-shaped cigar that Alec Bradley created years before.

Ministry of Cigars - Diamond Rough Cut 2019 released

Unusual shapes

The Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut isn’t the only oddly shaped cigar on the market. It’s not even the only oddly shaped cigar made by Plasencia. They are also responsible for the Casa Magna Domus Magnus II shaped after a Bic lighter. And the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto II Hexagon.

In the Dominican Republic, it’s La Flor Dominicana that takes the title when it comes to unique shapes. Litto Gomez invented and patented the chisel, but the factory press cigars took box pressing to a new limit. And they release a football-shaped cigar for the Super Bowl every year. They are not the only one though. Arturo Fuente takes torpedos and box-presses the bottom half. And calls them ‘shark’, which are highly sought after in several Fuente blends. And for charity, Fuente creates a lot of odd shapes as well, such as the footballs and the chili pepper.

Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut

And now, the Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut 2019 is released. In the iconic diamond-shaped boxes again. Each box contains 16 of the uniquely shaped cigars. And with only 1500 boxes available this year, the production is limited to 24.000 cigars. We suggest hiding the box from wives and daughters. Our boxes got confiscated, one my by wife, one by my daughter. I was lucky enough to be able to keep the cigars though. Yet those very cool boxes are now in use for jewelry and as a cool pencil case on my daughter’s desk.

Ministry of Cigars - Diamond Rough Cut 2019 released