Second Generation Cigar Makers Alec and Bradley Rubin announced today that their sophomore release, Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper, is shipping to tobacconists worldwide.
Alec & Bradley cigars is an offshoot of Alec Bradley Cigar Co. The subsidiary was founded by the brothers in 2018, when they funded their first release -Alec & Bradley Blind Faith.
After Blind Faith’s success, the Rubin brothers looked to E.P. Carrillo (EPC) cigar maker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo for the Gatekeeper project. An inspiration to Alec and Bradley, Ernesto is praised by many in the business as the “Godfather” of cigars.
With Perez-Carrillo’s guidance, the brothers set out to create a project, focusing on Dominican tobaccos, that was completely different from anything in the Alec Bradley portfolio.
The brothers agree that working with Perez-Carrillo is a rite of passage.
“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.”
“We are a part of the next generation of the premium cigar business. Ernesto is a legend and we are humbled to be able to work with him.”
The Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper blend is described as:
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder – Nicaraguan
- Premium Fillers– Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
Gatekeeper is being produced at Ernesto’s Tabacalera La Alianza in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Gatekeeper is Alec and Bradley’s first regular production, global release and will be available in 4 vitolas each presented in 20-count boxes with Gothic Era inspired artwork purveying the fervent, take no prisoner’s attitude, the brothers are pursuing to make their mark in the cigar industry.
- Corona (5 1/8 X 42) MSRP $8.75/cigar
- Robusto (5 X 50) MSRP $10.50/cigar
- Toro (6 X 52) MSRP $11.50/cigar
- Gordo (6 X 60) MSRP $12.25/cigar
About Alec Bradley Cigars
Founded by Alan Rubin in 1996, Alec Bradley has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading producers of fine, handmade premium cigars. Alec Bradley has received the cigar industry’s highest critical acclaim for its Prensado, Tempus, MAXX and Black Market premium cigars, to name a few. Their commitment to satisfying cigar enthusiasts worldwide is demonstrated by their passion for excellence, creativity and the highest quality standards.
About Alec & Bradley Cigars
Second generation cigar makers and brothers, Alec and Bradley Rubin released their first cigar, Blind Faith, at IPCPR 2018 to great fanfare. Sons of Alec Bradley founder, Alan Rubin, the two have gone out on their own to create complex and interesting blends that reflect their own unique style. The Rubin brothers agree that their brands will not conform to any guidelines and will continue to innovate and grow as cigar makers as they blaze their own trail.