Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Corona
SIZE: 43 x 130 mm (5 ⅛”)
PRICE: $ 8.7 | € 8.5
TIME: 45 min
COUNTRY: Dominican Rep.
WRAPPER: Ecuador Habano
FILLER: Dom. Rep. & Nicaragua
After the success of the Blind Faith line, the two brothers Alec and Bradley Rubin strike again. The Gatekeeper is a collaboration between them and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, that make the cigars at his factory. Characterized by a very pronounced evolution, this cigar releases an exceptional smoke concentrated in a small size.
Wood, black pepper and spicy tips kick off the smoke. Then, a mix peanuts and walnuts is outlined, flanked by a vegetal nuance. The final part turns to intense earthy notes and balsamic herbs.
HOW ARE THE AWARDS MADE?
Among the cigars tested during the year in blind tastings and reviews, those that scored the best score get re-selected. These products were then tested once again in a new blind tasting, which means not knowing what they are during the tasting. The test results are then compared and the TOP 5 are made.
Since 2015, CigarsLover Magazine has focused on terroirs, in order to give the right space to all the producing countries.
From 2018, the TOP 5 were paired with the TOP 50, which lists the 50 best cigars without distinction of origin. This list, together with the Best Brands, the Best Buy and the Best Boutique Brands, will be published in Winter 2019 issue of CigarsLover Magazine.