Alec & Bradley Cigars, founded by brothers Alec and Bradley Rubin in 2018, announced that their third full line release Alec & Bradley ‘Kintsugi’ (pronounced Kint-Su-Gee) will be featured at The Traveling Roadshow, beginning July 13, 2020. In response to the cancellation of the 2020 PCA Trade Show, four cigar companies banded together to create a 15 city mini-trade show tour dubbed „The Traveling Roadshow“. Alec Bradley Cigar Company, the distributor of Alec & Bradley Cigars, is one of those companies.
Alec & Bradley announced Kintsugi in March of 2020. The goal was to have the new line completed for shipment in June. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 shutdowns, production of Kinstugi cigars and packaging was halted. Production has since resumed and the brothers are now prepared to present and sell Kintsugi to tobacconists at The Traveling Roadshow. Delivery to tobacconist shelves is slated for Fall 2020.
The cigar features a Habano wrapper from the Trojes region of Honduras, two binders (Nicaraguan and Honduran) and filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. Alec & Bradley Kintsugi is being presented in 24 count boxes, adorned with a golden filled-in crack pattern. The bands and inside box labels take styling cues from traditional Japanese themes and artwork. Kintsugi is being produced at Raices Cubanas Factory in Danlí, Honduras. Kintsugi will be offered in four sizes:
- Robusto 5 x 50 ($7.95)
- Toro 6 x 52 ($8.80)
- Gordo 6 x 60 ($9.85) and
- Corona Gorda 5 5/8 x 46 ($7.25 MSRP is per cigar before any applicable taxes)