First announced a month before the 2019 IPCPR trade show—and later making its first appearance at the event—the Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper is now making its way to retailers globally.

The cigars mark the sophomore release from Alec and Bradley Rubin, sons of Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder, Alan Rubin. While the duo’s 2018 debut (Alec & Bradly Blind Faith) featured a Honduran blend from the same factory (Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L.) commonly used by parent company, Alec Bradley, the Gatekeeper sets itself apart through an all-new manufacturing partner in the DR—Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. The factory is well-known for producing E.P. Carrillo cigars, being overseen by renowned Master Blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.

Gatekeeper makes use of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and premium fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The cigars boast a medium to medium-plus body, being offered in four sizes, with prices ranging from $8.75 to $12.25 MSRP per cigar.

Working with Ernesto opens up new doors for Bradley and me, Ernesto is a gatekeeper to new opportunities and experiences for us—thus the name Gatekeeper.Alec Rubin, co-creator of Alec & Bradley

Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper cigar

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Gatekeeper Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua | Dominican Republic
  • Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $8.75–$12.25 (MSRP)
  • Release: Now Shipping
  • Corona: 5⅛” x 42 | $8.75
  • Robusto: 5″ x 50 | $10.50
  • Toro: 6″ x 52 | $11.50
  • Gordo: 6″ x 60 | $12.25
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