|Shapes||Gordo, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo|
Gurkha's milestone blend.
Celebrating 125 years is quite the accomplishment. When you think about it, not much of anything makes it that long, let alone a cigar brand. But Gurkha is still chuggin' strong thanks to a diverse portfolio of tip-top blends. And within the mighty Gurkha lineup, it would be difficult to crown only one as the best, but the Gurkha 125th Anniversary is undoubtedly in the running.
Dressed in an oily, and beautiful Cuban-seed Brazilian Habano wrapper, you'll be fighting the urge to sink your teeth in. But that's just the appetizer, as the real meat to the meal lies beneath. A complex array of bold Dominican, Nicaraguan and Brazilian long-fillers unite to create a savory core. This recipe yields a medium to full-bodied profile as the cigar is smooth and balanced. Nuances march in one by one as rich tobacco, sweet spices, vanilla, coffee, and roasted nuts all make a welcomed cameo. But the real cherry on top, if I've ever seen one, is the stunning band. Winner of the 2012 Golden Label Printing Award, it's no doubt one of the most eye-catching and extravagant bands I've ever seen. A fitting band for such a remarkable handmade.
Gurkha 125th Anniversary received an impressive 94-rating noting: "It has a lovely flavor of dried orange peel, some leather and cedar, and is a balanced smoke with no shortage of elegance."