Alec Bradley Cigar Company announced the Limited Edition Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Diamond Press. Only a mere 1500 boxes of Gatekeeper Diamond Press are being produced utilizing the Gatekeeper blend. Luxuriously painted in black and gold, each diamond-shaped box will cradle sixteen 54 x 159 mm (6 1/4″) Gatekeeper Diamond Press cigars.“My father Alan, brother Alec and I have been asked more times than I can count about making a Gatekeeper Diamond,” said second-generation cigarmaker Bradley Rubin. “We’re humbled to have the opportunity to bring a cigar to market that we already know will be highly coveted.” The Gatekeeper Diamond Press is based on the award-winning Gatekeeper blend used to construct the four traditional vitolas in the regular production line. For the Diamond iteration, percentages have been slightly tweaked for an optimal smoking experience and to account for the unique compression required to make Alec Bradley’s signature diamond shape. Gatekeeper features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder tobacco and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Only 1500 boxes of Gatekeeper Diamond Press are being produced for global distribution. The retail price per cigar has been set to $12.75 before applicable taxes (international pricing will vary). Tobacconists securing reservations should expect delivery in late April. Gatekeeper is the third cigar line to be produced in the Limited Edition Diamond Press shape, preceded by the Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut and Black Market Estelí Diamond Press, instead of being rolled in the Dominican Republic at the Tabacalera La Alianza, the Gatekeeper Diamond Press is produced at Tobacos de Oriente – Danlí, Honduras.