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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial

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I was able to pick up this Reserve Edicion Especial at the Gurkha booth during IPCPR 2014. Upon entering the display we were met by a very friendly sales representative who showed us all of the new blends coming out, and even offered us a cigar to smoke while we looked around. The Gurkha display was huge, one of the largest at the show, not surprising considering their multitude of offerings. We were even treated to a special showing of the new Xtreme cigar and a prototype of the box.

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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Limitada

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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Limitada band

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca

Binder: Dominican Olor

Filler: 15 year old Dominican

Strength: Medium

Size: Hedonism (Perfecto) 6.0 x 58

Price: $10.00

 

Let me start out by saying that the original Cellar Reserve was amazing, an instant classic. With that said, I expected this to be the same. Mainly because the Limitada version only replaced the Criollo 98 wrapper from the original Cellar Reserve with a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, the fillers did not change. The wrapper is now a deep brown that reminds me of a classic pair of worn leather shoes. The smell is amazingly sweet with underlying musk of raw tobacco. You get the classic cellar reserve band that resembles a wine bottle label but it’s gone to the dark side and it’s not coming back. The pigtail cap just confirms the craftsmanship that has gone into this cigar. Cold draw tastes like cashews with cayenne spice.

First puffs– It begins with a sharp spice that somehow is so mellow it doesn’t conflict with the sweet nuttiness that’s present. The smoke production is medium and burn is good.

Gurkha Cellar Reserve Limitada smoked

First third– Smooth and light is what is going down with first section. Each flavor just plays so nicely with each other. There are hints of oak, cashew, and pepper.
Second third– The sweetness of cocoa slips into the mix a coats this flavor experience like a truffle. The pepper is still present but is not overpowering. Smoke production has improved though and really burning nicely.

Gurkha Cellar Reserve Limitada nub

Final third– Still smooth and satisfying. Flavors remain consistent and that’s a great thing, because this is damn tasty. The smoke production is still going strong. The only addition is a slight mustiness.

Overall an amazing cigar once again for Gurkha and easily rates in my top 5 of 2013 produced cigars. If you enjoyed the original Cellar Reserve than you will for sure love this reboot of the original. The wrapper provides an interesting mix to what you may already know and love about this cigar. I would highly suggest this not only be a must try and buy, but I would stock your humidor with it as well.

To find out more visit Gurkha Cigars and twitter @GurkhaCigars


Gurkha Rogue

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Gurkha Rogue Band

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Ecuadorian and Habano

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras and Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium – Full

Size: Rascal 5.5 x 46

Price: $6.50

 

I visited my local cigar shop Big Sticks Cigars in Mesa, AZ and found the Gurkha Rogue. Wrapper is a creamy chocolate brown with raw veins and wrapper lines, very nice. Gurkha killed it on the band for this cigar. The large dual white band with black edgy font and gold metallic skull, makes me feel like I need to smoke this on a pirate ship. The initial smell is a very alluring sweetness that has traces of apricots. The cold draw had a faint pepper taste that lingers. A nice feature is the unfinished foot which completes the theme of this cigar making it raw and uncut.

First puffs– A large amount of spice flows through from the start. Accompanied by a deep cedar taste. The smoke is flowing nicely and draws fantastic.

Gurkha Rogue smoked

First third– The spices have fallen back and am now left with a mellow pepper and a faint sweetness like a raisin. There are earthy undertones that bring a thickness the cigar.
Second third– Rich earthy cedar is prominent with that pepper weaving in and out. Smoking like a champ still with a clean draw.

Gurkha Rogue smoked 2

Final third– There is a bit of toasted almond that enters faintly and the cigar is getting a bit creamier and remains smooth. The construction has been superb throughout the stick and has been smoking great the whole time.

 

Overall a good cigar that smokes very well and is easily enjoyed. The mixture of spice and earthiness is just right and holds true to Gurkha’s quality and craftsmanship. I would definitly smoke again and probably will, but it wont become a go to cigar. However I would say give it a try if your into a more full and spice driven cigar.

To find out more visit Gurkha Cigars and twitter @GurkhaCigars

Gurkha Cellar Reserve Limitada

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Let the anticipation end… It’s finally here!

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Long awaited and overdue, the Cellar Reserve Limitada has arrived!

The Cellar Resreve Limitada is a rich and robust cigar using the finest quality 15-year aged tobacco. This special edition blend is comprised of an appealing Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro Wrapper, combining an aged Dominican, Olor Binder with a 15-year old Dominican Filler. As with the traditional Cellar Reserve, this cigar is full of flavor and complexity with an added layer of sweetness and body on the finish.

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Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca
Binder: Aged Dominican Olor
Filler: 15-year aged Dominican

Body: Medium to Full

Available Sizes:
• Solara, 5 x 58
• Hedonism, 6 x 58
• Kraken, 6 x 60

MSRP: $7.99-$12.99
***Brick and Mortar Exclusive Cigar***

Get yours today!

More information on Gurkha Cigars: can be found on the company’s:
website: www.gurkhacigars.com
Facebook: Gurkhacigars
Twitter: @Gurkhacigars

Gurkha 1887 Red

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Gurkha 1887 Red

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Peruvian and Indian

Strength: Medium

Size: Rothchild 5.75 x 52

Price: $8.75

 

I have had this one in the humidor for a while now and it’s time to come out. The initial smell has a soft sweetness to it along with some spice. The wrapper a really nice creamy Connecticut with visible leaf lines. The band is very nice with the classic Gurkha logo and a second red band with 1887 on it. There is also a cedar wrapper on the bottom half of the cigar. Cold draw has a faint sweet taste. Snip and a light and away we go.

First puffs– There is a deep oak flavor with pepper underneath and a sweetness like a cognac. The combo is killer. The first draws were tight but then opened up a bit. Smoke production is solid.
First third– The flavors remain consistent as my initial puffs except there is a little nut flavor as well. The draw is great and smoke is flowing out. The construction is great so far producing a tight ash.
Second third– Really smooth and creamy with nice mild spice and sweetness. It is really enjoyable how the flavors are mixing, the spice ends up on the back of my palette. The sweetness hits just right. The draw has mellowed and is steady now.

Gurkha 1887 Red Smoked

Final third– Still smoking very well and the flavors remain unchanged.

 

Overall a very creamy and smooth cigar that blends sweet and spice so well that it seems natural. I recommend grabbing one if you can get your hands on one, relaxing smoke that won’t disappoint you.

To find out more visit Gurkha Cigars and twitter @GurkhaCigars

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