Cigar Reveal #153


Cigar Reveal #153

Alec & Bradley
KINTSUGI

"The Rubin brothers, sons of Alec Bradley founder Alan, have adopted the esthetic of an Eastern art form and applied it to cigars for a high-minded brand called Alec & Bradley Kintsugi. Kintsugi is a Japanese art dating back to the 15th century that places emphasis on imperfection—broken pottery is shattered and then repaired with gold or silver thus highlighting the cracks and bringing a new form. With this concept in mind, the Rubins created Kintsugi as a metaphor for the cigar industry, which they believe is fragmented. Unbroken, however, is the clear rendition of flavor that’s so artfully conveyed by the corona gorda: dried fruit, cinnamon, espresso bean and hazelnut come together for a complete picture."

- Cigar Aficionado (Top 25 List 2021)

Kintsugi
Anatomy

  • Honduras
    Nicaragua
  • Honduras
    Nicaragua
  • Honduras (Habano)

Kintsugi
Flavor Notes

First Third

Vanilla

Cocoa

Straw

Vanilla

Cocoa

Straw

Second Third

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Earth

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Earth

Final Third

Citrus

Cinnamon

Cocoa

Citrus

Cinnamon

Cocoa

Reviews + Notes

Stogie Press

Overall, the Alec & Bradley Kintsugi Robusto offered a pleasant journey from foot to nub. This medium strength cigar started with mild spice and dry fruit an enticed the palates with shifting and evolving flavors and aromas and brought me back where it started with the spice and dry fruit. Construction was solid through the journey with just a mild jag here and there. This box worthy and I rate this a 95.

Cigar Aficionado

Topped with a three-seam cap, this thin toro has a lush draw and even burn. Nutty and floral, it also takes on hints of anise, dried fruit, cinnamon, hazelnut and espresso bean with touches of leather before a woody finish.

91/100

Leaf Enthusiast

The Alec and Bradley Kintsugi was a good milder Honduran cigar, although it didn’t exactly blow me away with great flavor and complexity. It was good enough to smoke again, but it didn’t resonate well enough with my palate to make it a regular occurrence. Still, it was one of the best milder cigars I can remember having from the Alec Bradley catalog. If their Honduran-heavy profile is something that works well for you, I would recommend trying it.