Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has announced that the Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper, the sophomore release from brothers Alec and Bradley Rubin, is on its way to retailers.
For the follow up to 2018’s Blind Faith, the pair turned to Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, who worked with them to create a blend that features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Perez-Carrillo is making the cigar at his Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic.
“Working with Ernesto opens up new doors for Bradley and me,” said Alec Rubin via a press release. “Ernesto is a gatekeeper to new opportunities and experiences for us- thus the name Gatekeeper.”
The cigar is offered in four sizes:
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Corona (5 1/8 x 42) — $8.75 (Box of 20, $175)
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Toro (6 x 52) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
- Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Gordo (6 x 60) — $12.25 (Box of 20, $245)
“We are a part of the next generation of the premium cigar business,” said Bradley Rubin. “Ernesto is a legend and we are humbled to be able to work with him.”