The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare RS 10=(86) Second Issue, the 2018 release of Alec Bradley’s annual Fine & Rate series is now en-route to retailers. It marks the eighth consecutive year of the Fine & Rare Series. The Fine & Rare RS 10=(86) blend was first released as the 2015 installment of the Fine & Rare series.
Like in the previous installments, the Fine & Rare RS 10=(86) Second Issue uses ten different tobaccos. The Second Issue, like the 2015 release, is a 6 1/2 parejo. Pricing is set at $21.95. A total of 2,500 ten-count boxes were produced.
“Fine & Rare is an ever evolving project,” commented company founder Alan Rubin in a press release. “It is a concept more than a cigar. Fine & Rare has been a Double Figurado, it has been a Torpedo and a Parejo. From iteration to iteration we play with different tobaccos and different crop years to create a 10 leaf masterpiece. Having learned early on in my career that you must listen to the tobacco and let it tell you when it’s ready; I always need to allow the combination of select leaves to dictate the size of Fine & Rare in any given year. For 2018 the only thing I heard was: ‘JRS10 = (86) Gran Toro’. The tobaccos have married incredibly. The blend is where it needs to be. I am very excited for this release!”
The Fine & Rare RS 10=(86) Second Issue first was showcased at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show.
“Fine & Rare is for enthusiasts to experience and enjoy,” Rubin continued, “the blend is well balanced and showcases the different levels of flavor that every leaf in the cigar offers. With the holidays fast approaching, Fine & Rare is something special that can be shared with friends and family to take enjoyment to the next level!”
Rubin added, “Or to find that special moment for yourself to escape…”
For details on the Alec Fine & Rare RS 10=(86) Second Issue, see our 2018 IPCPR Trade Coverage: