First, there was the Blind Faith cigar. Next came the Gatekeeper. Now, Alec and Bradley Rubin enter their junior year in the cigar industry with a Japanese-inspired project dubbed Kintsugi.
Alec & Bradley Kintsugi takes its name from the Japanese art form of the same name, describing a technique where broken pottery is mended with lacquer mixed with powdered metals. In effect, this allows the pottery to tell a unique story over time, highlighting its faults instead of concealing them, making for beautiful works of art with deeper meaning than their original intention.
Bringing Kintsugi to life, the Rubin brothers have partnered with the Raíces Cubanas factory in Honduras (the same manufacturer used for the Blind Faith cigar), showcasing a Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan and Honduran binders/fillers. The cigars are then packaged in beautiful boxes and bands that resemble kintsugi pottery, being nearly as attractive as the cigars are tasty! Expect a medium-plus body and atypical flavor characteristics of nutmeg, sourdough bread, mineral-rich earth, and candied nuts.