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Wednesday, 02 November 2011

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Alec Bradley Fine & Rare Line Coming Soon


Alec Bradley is no stranger to quality cigars, and if the upcoming Fine & Rare line lives up to the hype, it should follow in the footsteps of its predecessors. Company President Alan Rubin had this to say about the line in the official press release: “I'm really excited about this cigar, too. We've done a lot of special things over the years, but this cigar is really in a class by itself. We took as much time as we needed to carefully select only the best of the best tobaccos. It's one of the reasons we could only make a limited number of boxes. As for the smoke itself, it's aromatic, full-flavored and as about complex as it gets.”

As for what earns the Fine & Rare its lofty name, the cigar is made up of 10 different tobaccos in all. In fact, Rubin believes that the Fine & Rare is the only stogie currently on the market to have such diversity. The composition begins with a filler blend of seven different tobaccos. No details on the actual components of the filler have been released, which simply adds to the suspense and aura of the cigar even more. Dual binders from Honduras and Nicaragua come next, and a Honduran Trojes wrapper seals the deal. Rolling a cigar with such a complex composition is no easy task, so the team at Alec Bradley placed a special team from the Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas factory in charge of its production, and Alex Miguel Artica supervised the entire operation. Production of the Fine & Rare was completed in August 2010, so the cigars have had a decent time to age.

The Fine & Rare wouldn’t live up to its name if it was a widely distributed cigar, so its production has been capped at 1,111 boxes of 10. Its only size will be that of a 6 x 52 Toro. To showcase the limited nature of the cigar, each Fine & Rare has a unique serial number stamped on its band. In addition to the numbered stamping, each cigar features signatures of the following pieces of the talented Alec Bradley team: President Alan Rubin, Vice President Ralph Montero, Supervisor Alex Miguel Artica, Master Roller Antonia Baquedano Aluarenga, and Master Buncher Juan Miguel Rodriguez.

To match the quantity of 1,111 boxes being released, the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare will become available on November 11, 2011. Of course, the limited quantity of the line means it will not be easy to purchase. Rubin noted that 1,000 boxes were pre-ordered by retail stores in July. All of the sales took place in a mere 15 minutes, so you know this is one cigar that many are looking forward to lighting up. As for the remaining 111 boxes, Rubin will decide how he wants to use 100 of them. The remaining 11 will be sold to raise funds for charities supported by Alec Bradley. You can expect to pay $14 for a single Fine & Rare, if you are lucky enough to find one.

On a side note, if you tend to follow the Alec Bradley brand and are looking forward to more new releases, the team in charge of the Fine & Rare has supposedly started tinkering with another special project set to release next year.

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