The newest Alec Bradley Fine & Rares are now shipping to stores.
Technically, there are two new cigars as the newest shipment is an 11-count box that contains 10 of one cigar and a single cigar of the other. The main release—i.e. the 10 cigars in the box—is known as BC-(13)4EV, which keeps with the theme of Fine & Rare cigars using a code system. It’s a 7 x 50 Churchill that uses a Honduran criollo 98 from the country’s Trojes region, dual binders from Honduras and Nicaragua, and seven different fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua.
The 11th cigar is known as BC-(13)4EV-B. The company has declined to disclose any details about the cigar other than its name and that it will come in a coffin as Alan Rubin, the company’s founder, wants it to be a surprise for customers. You can see the cigar in the center of the box in its own coffin.
Each 11-count box has an MSRP of $260, about $23.64 per cigar.
Fine & Rare debuted in 2011 centered around an ambitious idea of using 10 different types of tobacco per cigar: one wrapper, two binders and seven fillers. Over the years, the cigars have been offered and various iterations, though all have been produced at Raíces Cubanas in Honduras and the packaging has been relatively similar from cigar to cigar.
The BC-(13)4EV was originally supposed to ship in November 2021 but was then pushed back until April 2022.