Alec Bradley’s annual release of the highly limited production Fine & Rare is always a treat! This year’s cigar promises to be yet another fantastic blend.
The first Fine & Rare, released in 2011, was the result of Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder Alan Rubin setting out to make the most complex cigar in the world. While the term ‘complex’ typically refers to flavor in the cigar world, Rubin wanted to go beyond that and make complex something that described the intricacies and obstacles he faced while blending his masterpiece, the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare.
Fine & Rare was first brought to market in 2011 and it made headlines by using an unheard of ten different tobaccos in its blend. Since that release, Fine & Rare has become a highly anticipated annual release. Each year’s annual release has taken on different shapes, sizes and blends and each year, ten specially aged and selected tobaccos are chosen. The tobaccos are then rolled into a shape that represents the blend the best.
2019’s inaugural release of Fine & Rare HOF / 506 is a box-pressed Gran Toro measuring 6 1/4 x 54. This year’s release is especially meaningful to the Alec Bradley family in that it is dedicated to the life and legacy of Alan’s father, David Rubin, who passed away in late 2018. A photo of David Rubin is prominently displayed on the front of the band and on the back are the words, “In Honor of David Rubin.”
“The 2019 release is the most important of the Fine & Rare releases since its inception,” Alan said. “This is an homage and dedication to David Rubin, my father; who inspired me to always work hard and never give up- so we strive to be the best. My true commemorative piece in honor of my father David Rubin. We love and miss you; Alan Rubin and family.”
Due to the intricate construction of the blend and the cigar, Fine & Rare HOF / 506 is only entrusted to a single duet of master rollers. Due to hit our shelves in November 2019, Fine & Rare HOF / 506 features a silky smooth estate-grown wrapper from Trojes, Honduras, draped over select and proprietary tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras. Only 2,500 10-count boxes were produced for global distribution and are exclusive to Alec Bradley Appointed tobacconists. With the Maryland Cigar tax included. this year’s release will be priced at $23.54 here at Chesapeake.