Last week, retailers began reporting the delivery of the latest Alec Bradley Fine & Rare.

This year’s release features a slightly updated band, but the cigar is actually the same. The 2016 version is the Fine & Rare HJ10-i, which was originally released in 2013. It features a Honduran Trojes wrapper, dual Honduran and Nicaraguan binders and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua.

A spokesperson for Alec Bradley declined to provide details to halfwheel, other than stating a formal announcement was coming. Cigar Aficionado first reported the details.

The heavily-detailed bands have been updated to include the details for the 2016 release, as well as an orange accent as opposed to the light sand-colored accents that adorned the original release.

Production is limited to 2,000 boxes of 10 cigars with pricing set at $16. The cigar is made at Raíces Cubanas in Danlí, Honduras.

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