Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of taking broken or fractured pottery, and using gold or silver to repair it in order to make it make it better than the original piece.
This technique is also the inspiration behind Alec Bradley's newest line. Viewing the current cigar industry as being slightly fractured due to a uncoordinated fight against constantly increasing regulations, the company felt that utilizing the passion for premium cigar making as the gold lacquer that it can bind the industry together and rebuild it back to better than it was.
Alec & Bradley Rubin hope that by using Kintsugi as the name of their newest creation, they can "spread the story and spirit through our cigars- colleagues and enthusiasts may one day embrace the tradition and come together for a common cause.?
Created at the Raices Cubanas factory in Danl?, Honduras, Alec & Bradley Kintsugi uses a Trojes region, Honduran habano wrapper over a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran leaves that make up the dual binder and filler. The result is a medium-bodied experience filled with notes of earth, wood, chocolate, nuts, and pepper.