By 1996, Alec Bradley Cigars had created huge industry buzz. The cigar smoking community was waiting for Alec Bradley to do something special. That "something special" arrived with the launch of Tempus. The result was a phenomenal cigar that represents the quality product consumers have come to expect from Alec Bradley. Invigorated by the success of Tempus, the Company continued to develop and launch a number of highly rated lines, notably SCR, Family Blend, Prensado, and Maxx Connecticut.