Date: June 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Bradley Rubin gatekeeper at the Dutch Big Smoke. One of the two Rubin brothers who make up the Alec Bradley name confirmed his attendance at the Dutch Big Smoke. This will be the second year in a row that he’s one of the guests of the largest consumer cigar event in The Netherlands.

And Rubin will be introducing the brand new Alec & Bradley cigar, the gatekeeper.

It’s the second cigar from the brothers, after last year’s Blind Faith. And for the Gatekeeper, they worked with industry legend Ernesto Perez Carrillo. It’s not the first Dominican Alec Bradley cigar, but currently, it’s the only Dominican Alec Bradley. The company hasn’t used Dominican cigar factories for the longest time. Alec & Bradley wanted to bring something else to the Alec Bradley portfolio. And to learn from legends such as Ernesto Perez Carrillo. The cigars are rolled at Perez Carrillo’s La Alianza cigar factory on the Dominican Republic.

Dutch Big Smoke 2019

This year, the Dutch Big Smoke is split into three or four events. Three are confirmed, the fourth is being worked on. On Saturday 14th September, from noon till 6 pm the location is Cigaragua, Amsterdam. 40 tickets are available at Tickets are €85 and include 10 cigars, all new to the Dutch market including the gatekeeper.

On Sunday, the main event will start at noon. That event takes place at L’Barrage in Alblasserdam. For this leg, 200 tickets are available through the Cigaragua website. And from 7 pm, there will be an afterparty at Jacks’ Cigar Bar in Rotterdam. For this event, 40 tickets are available.As for the guests, so far a few names have been confirmed. Those are Jonathan Drew and Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate), Omar de Frias (Fratello), Juan Martinez (Joya de Nicaragua), and Bobby and Drew Newman (J.C. Newman). Now Bradley Rubin can be added to that list. That means half of the names have been confirmed.

Ministry of Cigars Bradley Rubin gatekeeper at the Dutch Big Smoke
Alec & Bradley Rubin
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