Calling Kaizad Hansotia, the mastermind and blender behind the world-renowned Gurkha cigars brand, almost feels like too much of an understatement at this point. I mean, seriously, can you think of a more prolific, better selling portfolio of brands in the cigar world? I certainly can’t. Today, Joe shines the spotlight on one of his favorite offerings from Gurkha’s massive list of blends: Gurkha Legend.
Box-pressed and 90-rated, this best-seller is a true gem. The formula is simple — use a well-balanced blend of the highest grade Dominican long-fillers, add a slightly spicy, authentic Cameroon binder and a thick, oily Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, and let the fireworks shoot off. Eight years of extensive aging results in a cigar that’s got a damn near perfect draw and construction, delivering spicy, earthy flavors and an enjoyably long finish.