The Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold is built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.
Second Generation cigar makers Alec and Bradley Rubin utilized this 500-year-old art form to draw inspiration for the Kintsugi Cigar.
Kintsugi cigars are meant to serve as a metaphor for the cigar industry, which the Rubin brother’s perspective is currently fragmented. “Unfortunately, the cigar industry seems to be a bit fractured right now,” said Bradley Rubin. “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 Kintsugi cigars are an elegant line of medium-bodied smokes The cigars are banded and boxed in beautiful packaging inspired by an ancient Japanese art form. This exquisite blend features aged Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos used for both the long-fillers and dual binder, covered by a gorgeous Honduran wrapper carefully cultivated from the fertile Trojes region of the country. The resulting smoke is full in flavor and brimming with exceptionally smooth tasting notes of earth, leather, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, and spice. Kintsugi is being produced at Alec Bradley’s highly regarded Raices Cubanas Factory in Danli, Honduras in four popular vitolas.