So here’s the scoop. The Gurkha Maduro is a highly requested cigar that we do not carry. Why? The leaf used to create this maduro is expensive and hard to come by. It could only be produced in small batches and was therefore limited to factory-made samplers. Of the 5 cigars in this sampler, the Gurkha Maduro was the reason why most customers purchased it. That sampler is no longer available, but Kaizad Hansotia has created something to quiet the riots and one-up his original maduro: Gurkha Doble Maduro. I could stare at this cigar for hours on end. A dark, oily, toothy Costa Rican maduro coats this toro - it’s thick and durable, peaking out from a handsomely applied cedar sleeve. This leaf seems to dominate the blend for the better portion of the smoke, lending an extraordinarily smooth richness with dark-chocolate undertones and a light sweetness on the aftertaste. The abundance of flavor teases you into believing you're burning a full-bodied cigar, but the aged blend of Dominican and Honduran tobaccos are really quite mellow, keeping the smoke smooth, while never breaking the medium-bodied plateau. And let me tell ya, this thing satisfies. Featuring an enormous depth in flavor and an aftertaste that barely diminishes between puffs, the Doble Maduro easily stood toe to toe with my espresso roast, which is tough to do considering Brandon made it. The guy makes jet fuel for coffee. You can remove paint from a sidewalk with the stuff. This cigar never tires, and continues to fill your palate with well-balanced, rich flavors in a methodical, smooth fashion. The Gurkha Doble Maduro is something you could (and want to) enjoy all day, every day.
I’ve been chomping at the bits waiting for this cigar to come in. You see, we received samples of this cigar on the same day as the Triple Ligero X3. If you’ve read my write-up on Triple Ligero, you know I am a fan. Well, between that and the Doble Maduro, I favor the latter. Why? Take the super-smooth richness of a Triple Ligero, but leave out the spicy, robust ligero leaves, and you’ve got yourself a double maduro masterpiece that’s freakin’ delicious.