It appears that Alec Bradley has let another cigar loose into the retail world, though it isn’t one of the company’s own, but rather one that it is distributing.
Jack Schwartz Importer in Chicago, Ill. announced today that it has received a new cigar called Raíces Cubanas Designio, which is made at Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. in Danlí, Honduras. The specifics of the blend have not yet been confirmed, but the retailer lists it as being a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos with a Honduran wrapper, describing the blend as having a creamy profile with sweet and spicy flavors and a mild-to-medium bodied start that finishes as a solid medium.
Designio has been released in five sizes, Churchill (7 x 50, $8.25), Toro (6 x 52, $8), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54, $9), Robusto (5 x 52, $7.75) and Gordo (6 x 60, $8.25). All are packaged in 20-count boxes, of which the store received 10 each as well as four 20-count bundles.
This is the second line to bear the Raíces Cubanas name, as in 2013 the factory produced Raíces Cubanas 1941, which was also distributed by Alec Bradley.
A spokesman for Alec Bradley said that the company is simply distributing the new line and is not otherwise connected to the project.
Alec Bradley has released a number of its own new lines in a similar fashion, including Project 50, Post Embargo Zenith, Pedro Pan, Black Market Phantom, Magic Toast, Havana Sun Grown and Project 60.
Images courtesy of Jack Schwartz Importer.