Gurkha 125th Anniversary Special Edition, a 92-rated gem, pulled out all the stops to celebrate this milestone event. Yes, it received the prestigious Golden Label Award for printing, design, and execution of a cigar band. Yes, this super premium utilizes some of the most exquisite and rare tobacco leaves in the universe. Yes, it’s a damn good cigar.
But let’s move on to the good stuff. Gurkha 125th Anniversary Edition features a complex blend of premium top-secret long-leaf fillers. But what makes this release so buzz-worthy is the fact that there are 3 wrapper leaf varieties. Your option of a Honduran Corojo, Ecuadorian Connecticut, or Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro allows you to experience a medium-bodied gem thats customized to your taste. It’s all housed inside a gorgeous hand-carved mango wood box with solid brass hardware that was designed by Gurkha Chairman Kaizad Hansotia himself. Happy anniversary, indeed.
Corojo: A toro that yields notes of leather and spice with a touch of earthiness and cedar.
Connecticut: Smooth and creamy, this beast includes slight vanilla undertones.
Maduro:This behemoth has rich flavorful cocoa tones with a touch of sweetness.
“My buddy gave me one of these. Decent smell, strong cedar taste with good spices and cocoa, good construction. I have had much better for much cheaper, but these were ok. For the price, just go pick up one of their East India Trading Company boxes. Now those are gems.”