Among the new releases in the Alec Bradley booth at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show will be Gatekeeper, a new cigar coming from Alan Rubin’s sons, Alec and Bradley, as part of a collaboration with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.
The line uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and Nicaraguan binder, with the fillers coming from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It is being made at Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic and will be available in four sizes:
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Corona (5 1/8 x 42) — $8.75 (Boxes of 20, $175)
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Toro (6 x 52) — $11.50 (Boxes of 20, $230)
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Gordo (6 x 60) — $12.25 (Boxes of 20, $245)
Each of the sizes will be packed in 20-count boxes, with individual cigars priced between $8.75 and $12.25.
This is the second release from the Rubin brothers, joining 2018’s Blind Faith.
A shipping date has not yet been announced, though the company said it will announce that at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
Update (June 8, 2019) — The company sent out a press release announcing the release today and some details about the release have been added. This story was originally published on June 6, 2019.