Alec Bradley Cigar Company has announced the ninth installment of its Fine & Rare line. The 2019 installment will introduce the HOF / 506 line, which pays tribute to company founder Alan Rubin’s father David who passed away late in 2018.

Fine & Rare made its debut in 2011. Each year it has been released in a variety of sizes and blends. The common denominator is that each year, ten tobaccos are chosen for a blend, and then rolled into a size that best represents the blend. 2019 marks the first time the HOF / 506 blend is being used. It is being released in one size – a 6 1/4 x 54 box-pressed Toro – also marking the first box-pressed Fine & Rare release.

The blend uses a wrapper from the Trojes region of Honduras over a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The cigars are packaged ten-count boxes with a total of 2,500 ten-count boxes allocated. Pricing is set at a suggested retail price of $21.90.

“The 2019 release is the most important of the Fine & Rare releases since its inception,” commented Alan Rubin in a press release “This is an homage and dedication to David Rubin, my father; who inspired me to always work hard and never give up – so we strive to be the best. My true commemorative piece in honor of my father David Rubin. We love and miss you; Alan Rubin and family” says the press release.

A photo of David Rubin is prominently displayed on the front of the band, on the back are the words: “In Honor Of David Rubin.”

The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF / 506 is scheduled to reach retailers this November.