I’m going out on a limb here, but this is the Oasis for me. I need to smoke another, but the first third presents an outstanding representation of what I can only describe as pumpkin. That’s right, its like smoking a pumpkin ale, and a damn good one at that. The pumpkin flavor dissipates and you are presented with some nice toasty flavors, a bit of spice, and a very strong finish in the final 3rd.
The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2012 is a torpedo measuring 6 inches long by 52 ring gauge, made in Honduras at the Raices Cubanas Factory (which also makes the Alec Bradley Prensado, Cigar Aficionado’s reigning Cigar of the Year.) While the new Fine & Rare has the same name as the original, and the same Honduran wrapper, grown in a region known as Trojes, the rest of the blend has been tweaked. “We thought that with the 10 tobaccos, we could continue to play with it,” said brand owner Alan Rubin in the August 14 Cigar Insider.