|Wrapper||Connecticut, Connecticut Broadleaf, Maduro|
A nod to 20 years of success
A 2010 release, the Gurkha Archive 1887 was a hats off and congratulations to K. Hansotia for 20 years of delectable handmades. Flourishing for 20 years in the cigar business is no easy feat. Many great brands have risen to fame, only to witness their own demise shortly thereafter. Well, Gurkha has thrived for 20 years and is still pumping out top shelf blends to this day. Distinguishing Gurkha from the rest of the pack has been an undeniable attentiveness to innovation and quality.
The Archive took 2 full years and countless blending to finally master. This gorgeous milky-brown cigar comes draped in a silky smooth 6-year aged Connecticut Maduro wrapper. Bursting from its core awaits Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers accompanied by a genuine Cameroon binder. Expect an eventful, medium to full-bodied bouquet intertwined by notes of spice, coffee, sweet tobacco, and nuts finished by a toasty crescendo. Box-pressed and primed for the ultimate experience, the Archive exemplifies Gurkha’s rich cigar-making history. With only 1,000 boxes put into production, this gem won’t be around for long.
Good news, Gurkha Archive 1887 has received a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: “creamy, woody flavors balanced by cocoa powder and spice.”