Selecting and blending rare tobaccos is a grueling process, a skill desired by many and perfected by few. A true master of such tobaccos is K. Hansotia of Gurkha Cigars. His appetite for crafting the most interesting cigars in the world is not easily satisfied, as he continually produces distinctive small-batch blends. Case in point: the Gurkha Elegance.
Utilizing an extremely rare 7-year Connecticut wrapper, the Elegance is limited to a mere 800 boxes per year. Now that’s what I call boutique my friend. This near flawless wrapper houses a balanced core teeming with Dominican long-fillers and Connecticut binder. But don’t judge this book by its cover, as this seemingly mellow creation delivers a well-rounded medium-bodied bouquet of buttery smooth nuances, highlighted by a creamy finish. From time to time expect a dash of spice to enter the fray, perfectly accentuating the intoxicatingly smooth blend. Highly enjoyable and smooth down to the nub, the Elegance is an ultra-rare indulgence worth partaking in.