For the eleventh time, Alec Bradley is releasing their Fine & Rare limited edition cigar this April. This iteration will be limited to 2,500 boxes and called the Fine & Rare BC-(13)4EV.
The cigar was originally intended for a November 18, 2021 release, but supply chain issues pushed that back. The cigars comes packaged in a collectable high-gloss, two-tone blue box and ornate cigar bands.
Alec Bradley brand advocates have come to expect the arrival of the annual release Fine & Rare to tobacconists in November. We are disappointed by the delay, but we are still very excited to bring BC-(13)4EV to market! We want to assure our tobacconist partners and consumer supporters that Alec Bradley has not ceased the annual tradition of Fine & Rare. BC-(13)4EV will be worth the wait!
The cigar measures 7 x 50 making it the first Churchill sized cigar in the series. The blend uses ten different tobaccos including an estate grown wrapper from Trojes, Honduras, and a blend of rare binder and filler leaves from Nicaragua and Honduras.
Unlike previous 10-count Fine & Rare sets, the upcoming release will include a special eleventh cigar, called BC-(13)4EV-B, celebrating the 11th anniversary of the project. BC-(13)4EV-B’s size and blend are not being disclosed yet.
The Fine & Rare made its first appearance in 2011, It is an iterative project that Mr. Rubin created to push the boundaries of cigar blending. Each version of Fine & Rare uses 10 unique tobaccos.. Due to the complex nature of Fine & Rare, only a single pair of master rollers have ever been entrusted to construct them.
Alec Bradley will be urging tobacconists to sell the entire 11 cigar experience as a single unit. Only 25,000 BC-(13)4EV and 2500 BC-(13)4EV-B cigars were produced for the release. For the US market, MSRP is $260 per box. International prices will vary. Presale of Fine & Rare BC-(13)4EV to appointed tobacconists worldwide will begin shortly and are scheduled to ship in April 2022. Fine & Rare is being produced at Fabrica De Tobaccos Raices Cubanas- Danli, Honduras.