Alec Bradley is set to grace the shelves of cigar retailers with its much-anticipated Fine & Rare BCN-143, starting Saturday, November 11. This exclusive blend, which already tantalized palates during its preview at the 2023 PCA Show in Las Vegas, is a complex creation that showcases the pinnacle of blending mastery.
The Fine & Rare BCN-143 is not just a cigar; it’s a carefully crafted expression of ten different tobacco leaves, resulting in a singular blend that is as complex as it is unique. With only 2,500 boxes available in the U.S. market, this offering is as exclusive as it is refined.
This blend is born from the hands of a single pair of skilled artisans at the Raices Cubanas factory in Danli, Honduras—a testament to Alec Bradley’s commitment to craftsmanship. Selecting only the prime tobaccos from exceptional crops, each leaf is chosen to meet Alec Bradley’s stringent quality criteria. The blend was then perfected through rigorous testing in various vitolas to find the one that truly highlights the tobacco’s multifaceted profile.
The BCN-143 is a medium-bodied blend, enrobed in a Honduran Trojes Criollo 98 wrapper cultivated at the renowned La Vega Coyol Farm, matched with a dual binder of Honduran Trojes and Nicaraguan Esteli Criollo, and a filler that weaves a complex tapestry of ligero tobaccos including varieties from Honduran Jamastran and Nicaraguan Jalapa.
A sensory journey, this cigar begins with harmonious notes of honey and sweetness, unfolding into a symphony of cinnamon and nutmeg. As the smoke advances, the initial sweetness elegantly gives way to rich earthy and woody tones, culminating in a lingering finish that swathes the senses with a blend of honeyed hazelnut and earth.
Bradley Rubin, Alec Bradley’s brand ambassador, shares his enthusiasm: “The Fine & Rare BCN-143 encapsulates the collective vision and dedication of Alec and me alongside Alan Rubin. It’s a culmination of our shared passion for superior tobacco and represents our ongoing legacy with STG. This blend is a gift to the Alec Bradley family, and we’re thrilled to present it to both longstanding enthusiasts and newcomers alike.”
Available in a box-pressed 7”x 50 vitola, the Fine & Rare BCN-143 can be acquired individually at $25.99 or in a ten-count box for $259.90. This exceptional cigar is a celebration of the craft, distributed by the esteemed Forged Cigar Company, and is an invitation to indulge in the extraordinary.