Few boutique brands carry the all-around gravitas as Gurkha. Actually, few brands even come close. Known for exceedingly flavorful, high quality handmades crafted from the world's rarest, oldest tobaccos, the Gurkha name represents prestige and luxury. Centurian, Beauty, Beast, Titan, Crest, Triad....Gurkha's list of fine achievements is long and distinguished. Add Widow Maker to the list, because this rare specimen is ready for the masses.
The medium to full-bodied Widow Maker is all substance. Available in two formats - Ecuador Connecticut and Connecticut Broadleaf - this ultra-premium is made entirely of extensively aged tobaccos. Rare, vintage tobaccos sorted countless times to obtain only the finest, highest quality leaves. Both varieties are bold and complex, offering soothing layers of robust, satisfying flavors delivered in a methodical, expertly balanced fashion only true vintage tobaccos can provide. Expectations will no doubt be high due to the price point....but a cigar of this caliber has the ability to meet, and also exceed, these expectations.
Widow Maker Maduro
: 10-year-aged Connecticut Broadleaf
: 8-year-aged genuine Cameroon
: 8-year-aged Dominican Habano
: Rich, rich, rich. Rich tobacco, rich espresso, rich cocoa bean, rich oak. Then there's the sweet, peanut influence and touch of sweet-spices from the Cameroon wrapper, adding yet another layer of complexity.
This cigar has an excellent burn and medium draw. This smoke is full of spices galore in the first third of anise and cocoa. The second third the anice is still present but taken down a notch with deeper cocoa notes and some sweetness on the finish. I paired it with Kracken black rum. Very expensive smoke so I would get it in a variety pack.