All good things in all good time.
With the sand-colored lacquered boxes, ornate bands, and blends utilizing 15 year old tobacco, the Gurkha Cellar Reserve made a huge impact on Gurkha’s legacy and on the cigar industry as a whole when it was released in 2012. Aficionados immediately took note, and the Cellar Reserve is to this day consistently awarded high scores and momentous praise from even the snobbiest circles. Now Gurkha is upping the ante with a follow-up containing an ever more extravagant blend: The Gurkha Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial.
K. Hansotia searches tirelessly to source the best and rarest tobacco in the world, and we didn’t think he could do any better than the amazing 15-year old leaves he found for the original, but he did. The Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial wears a corojo wrapper overtop a Dominican binder and long-fillers containing tobacco that’s been patiently aging for 18 long years. You read that right, 18 years. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, and your palate won’t be either when you light up to the incredibly complex, medium-full bodied profile of espresso, leather, nuts, earth, spice, and a sweet nutty note that lingers long after the cigar is gone. It’s not often a cigar like this hits the market, and once the supply of 18-year old tobacco is gone, it’s gone. So act fast, and light up in luxury.