August of 2010, a small team of rollers at the Raices Cubanas factory
in Honduras produced a cigar with 10 different tobaccos in the overall
blend. They didn’t know it at the time, but it was to be named Fine
& Rare, and this new brand from Alec Bradley Cigar Co. is scheduled
to hit retail shelves on November 11.
As far as brand owner Alan Rubin is concerned, this is the only cigar with a 10-tobacco blend. It consists of a Honduran wrapper from the Trojes farm, dual Honduran and Nicaraguan binders and a filler blend that he hasn’t disclosed.
Come November, one size will be released, a 6 inch by 52 ring toro that is set to retail for $14. Only 1,111 boxes of the Fine & Rare have been produced, each numbered cigar bearing the signatures of Rubin and company vice president Ralph Montero, as well as the project manager, roller and buncher.
“Since we were only able to make 1,111 boxes, we thought it would be fun to release the cigars on 11-11-11,” said Rubin.
While one thousand of these 1,111 boxes contain ten Toros each, there are a hundred 20-count boxes that come with 10 Toros and 10 Torpedos. The remaining 11 boxes will be reserved for charity—30-count packages holding 10 Toros, 10 Torpedos and 10 Perfectos.
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