|Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HJ10-i Second Issue
At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Alec Bradley Cigars officially unveiled the 2013 release of the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare. The 2013 release is being called the “Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HJ10-i Second Issue. For this release, Alec Bradley returns to the original blend that was done for the Fine and Rare 2011 – which is known as HJ10-i. The vitola for 2013 will again be a 6 x 52 Toro.
In 2011, the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare (HJ10-i blend was released. This was a project started when a team of rollers blended a cigar with ten different tobaccos. According to Alec Bradley president Alan Rubin, he believes this is the only cigar that uses ten different tobaccos in a cigar. The cigar was intended as a more ultra-premium offering by Alec Bradley The boxes of the cigars feature a level of personalization as it contains the signatures of the rollers, factory supervisor as well as Alan Rubin and Rafael Montero from Alec Bradley. At the time, the main release was a toro, but there were limited torpedoes, and very limited perfectos made. A total of 1,111 of the HJ10-i blend boxes were made.
For the original Fine and Rare 2011
there was also a limited run of torpedoes and perfectos were made. In 2012, the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare BR1213 and issued as a torpedo.
At a glance let’s take a look at the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HJ10-i Second Issue:
As mentioned the blend uses ten different tobaccos.
Wrapper: Honduras – Trojes farm
Binder: Honduras, Nicaragua (Double Binder – contains two leaves for binder)
Filler: Unknown – but contains seven leaves of fillerVitolas Available
The Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HJ10-i will be issued in a 6 x 52 Toro. 2,000 boxes will be allocated with ten cigars per box.
Update 9/19/13: Corrected vitola information. This cigar will be a 6 x 52 Toro.