On Thursday a fire destroyed three curing barns and several greenhouses at the La Musica farm in Honduras. The farm is owned by Hugo Endemaño. The fire destroyed tobacco destined to be used in cigars for Alec Bradley Cigars.
Endemaño also operates Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L., in Honduras, a factory that produces many Alec Bradley Cigars. Cigar Aficionado, which first published the report indicated that Alec Bradley owner Alan Rubin was a financier of the La Musica farm.
The report goes on to say that three of the farm’s four curing barns were destroyed. In addition, company founder and President Alan Rubin told Cigar Aficionado that the barns were not and could not be insured. Rubin expects the barns to be quickly rebuilt. He went on to tell the publication the tobacco destroyed was meant for production in 2025 and 2026 and there should be time to recover the losses.
Rubin was in Honduras at the time the fire occurred and also told Cigar Aficionado the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.