Alec & Bradley Cigars have now formally announced their third core-line cigar as Kintsugi.
The cigar draws from the Japanese art of the same name, where broken pottery is repaired using lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum—effectively highlighting an item’s journey and history, rather than concealing such “imperfections.”
Unfortunately, the cigar industry seems to be a bit fractured right now. We are all fighting to reduce or eliminate regulation, but there is little consensus on how to achieve this. We can all learn from the Kintsugi story. We are all better together. The passion behind premium cigars is the gold lacquer that binds.– Bradley Rubin, co-founder of Alec & Bradley Cigars
Alec & Bradley Kintsugi is being rolled at the Raíces Cubanas factory in Honduras, the same factory used for the duo’s freshman Blind Faith cigar and the limited-edition Uru Doshi collaboration with Cigar Dojo. The cigar makes use of a Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan and Honduran binder and fillers. Expected to hit retail at some point between mid-May and early June, Kintsugi will be packaged in 20-count boxes, with packaging made to mimic the filled-in crack pattern of traditional Japanese Kintsugi pottery and artwork.
We are honoring Kintsugi through our artform, cigar making. Bradley and I hope that if we spread the story and spirit through our cigars- colleagues and enthusiasts may one day embrace the tradition and come together for a common cause.– Alec Rubin, co-founder of Alec & Bradley Cigars
Alec & Bradley Kintsugi will be distributed by parent company, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. The cigars will ship in four sizes: Robusto (5″ x 50), Toro (6″ x 52), Gordo (6″ x 60), and a size to be disclosed at a later date. Prices have yet to be announced, but the Rubins hinted that the cigars would have approachable price points.