Alec & Bradley Kintsugi Cigar Release
It’s very tough to follow in your father’s footsteps, especially if your father is Alec Bradley’s owner Alan Rubin. But both Alec and Bradley Rubin took that phrase as a challenge to not be on the same level as their father, but better than their father. Although that’s a tough hill to climb, the Rubin brothers are successfully making their way up that hill and not looking back. The third major release Kintsugi from Alec and Bradley has finally hit the shelves!
Following the ever so popular Gatekeeper and Blind Faith, the Kintsugi follows these illustrious smokes as the third full production line under Alec and Bradley. Pronounced kin-tsu-gee, the line gets its name from the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery, which dates back to the 15th century.
About the Box
Bradley Rubin came up with the concept and design for the box. With eye-catching golden streaks throughout the box, it symbolizes a sense of repairing the “cracks” all throughout the box. The design is supposed to coincide with the meaning of the cigar. Bradley explained in the interview, where you can watch above. He states that “Currently the cigar industry seems a bit broken and fractured ever since COVID-19 seemingly shut down our entire industry and the entire world. Although it’s a rough time, there is beauty in the imperfections, and we realized this once we had to delay all productions we planned to go out.” With that in mind, Bradley Rubin found inspiration to create the design and name for the Kintsugi.
What to expect from the Kintsugi
Alec Rubin was quoted saying “I’m not one to make a mild to medium-bodied cigar. So, when Bradley approached me to create one for the Kintsugi, I knew I had to go down to Honduras to make this cigar the best it could be”. Without hesitation, Alan went down to Raices Cubanas factory in Danli, Honduras to start production of the Kintsugi. With a Honduran Habano wrapper from the Trojes region, the Kintsugi has Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos that make up the binder and filler. While Nick was smoking the Kintsugi in the interview, he detected a touch of Amaretto and Almonds as well and he wasn’t far off. Some other flavor notes that you’ll detect while smoking the Kintsugi are cinnamon, coffee, and earth.
How to get your hands on the Alec and Bradley Kintsugi
The Alec and Bradley Kintsugi comes in four different sizes. We have the Corona Gorda, Robusto, Gordo, and Toro that all range from $7.00-$9.00 per cigar. Not only is the Kintsugi affordable, but the delicious flavor notes the smoke provides proves that these prices are pretty much a steal!
With original plans to release the Kintsugi in late May/Early June, the Kintsugi finally hit the shelves in late October. We believe the famous quote “Good things come to those who wait” is in direct correlation to Alec and Bradley Kintsugi. We hope you all get a chance to go to our website to buy this new, delicious gem from Alec and Bradley today!