First it was supposed to come out in November. Then, it was delayed to April. But today, fans of Alec Bradley’s Fine & Rare line get a bit of good news, as the 2021 Fine & Rare BC-(13)4EV cigars have begun shipping to retailers.
The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare is a series of annually released cigars produced in limited quantities that use 10 different tobaccos in the blend. Only a single pair of rollers are entrusted to the task of making these cigars.
The 2021 release is a 7-inch-by-50-ring-gauge Churchill that consists of a Honduran Criollo ’98 wrapper from the Trojes region, binders from Honduras and Nicaragua and seven fillers all from Nicaragua and Honduras as well.
Like previous releases of Fine & Rare, the cigars are rolled at the Raices Cubanas factory in Danlí, Honduras.
The BC-(13)4EV comes in blue, high-gloss boxes of 10, with an eleventh bonus cigar enclosed in a coffin called the BC-(13)4EV-B. The size, shape and exact blend details for the extra cigar are not being disclosed, as brand owner Alan Rubin wants the size and shape to be a surprise for smokers who purchase the box. Production was limited to 2,500 boxes worldwide and the retail price for the set is $260 in the U.S. market before taxes. International shipping dates have yet to be finalized.