Four more Alec Bradley lines have been spotted in the wild, all sharing similar names.
Serious Cigars of Houston, Texas and Thompson Cigar of Tampa, Fla. have listed new lines from the company. Serious has just one, Code 27. The store doesn’t list any blend info on its website, but it does list six sizes: Corona (5 1/2 x 42, $6.61), Robusto (5 x 52, $6.96), Toro (6 1/4 x 52, $7.30), Churchill (7 x 50, $7.75) Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52, $7.83) and Gordo (6 x 60, $8.39)
Thompson has three of the Code lines. Code No. 54 is offered in four sizes: Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Robusto (4 7/8 x 50), Toro (6 x 52) and Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52). It’s listed as a Nicaraguan cigar with a rosado wrapper and pricing between $7-7.50. It’s a similar story for Code No. 89, which is listed as a Colorado wrapper. Sizes are Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Gordo (6 x 60), Robusto (4 3/4 x 50), Toro (6 x 60) and Torpedo (6 3/4 x 52).
There are six sizes listed for Code No. 95: Churchill (7 x 47), Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Gordo (6 x 60), Robusto (4 7/8 x 50), Toro (6 1/8 x 52) and Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52). The wrapper is listed as “natural” and country of origin as Honduras.
These are hardly the first new Alec Bradley products to be spotted at stores since Aug. 8, 2016. The company has released dozens of new lines to various retailers around the country prior to Aug. 8, the deadline before the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations took effect. Any cigar released on Aug. 8 or after is subject to FDA regulation and must receive approval before being released.
As such, Alec Bradley and others have released a plethora of new lines to retailers with the intention of releasing these cigars later. The decision to initially ship them prior to Aug. 8 means the companies do not believe they will be required to seek FDA pre-approval before releasing the cigars in larger quantities.
Previously, a spokesperson for the company has declined to talk about these products stating that the company will provide more details about various projects at a later date.