Alec & Bradley - Kintsugi [ NEW ]
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Alec and Bradley Rubin - sons of Alan Rubin, and namesakes of Alec Bradley cigars - release their third line, Kintsugi.
The line uses a Honduran Habano wrapper from the Trojes region, with Nicaraguan and Honduran leaves used for both the dual binder and the fillers. It is described as a medium-bodied blend, with production handled by the Raices Cubanas factory in Danlí, Honduras.
The line gets its name from the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery, which dates back to the 15th century and, as one legend has it, a shogun who dropped his favorite vase, shattering it to pieces. He ordered artisans to reconstruct it with a gold or silver lacquer, which in turn made the piece even more beautiful.
The name is a nod to how the brothers view the state of the premium cigar industry.
“Unfortunately, the cigar industry seems to be a bit fractured right now,” said Bradley Rubin via a press release. “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.”
“We are honoring Kintsugi through our artform, cigar making,” added Alec Rubin. “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.”