Gurkha Heritage’s Maduro 51 Cigars are a strong follow-up on last year’s release. This new cigar features a Mexican Sandres wrapper, a Brazilian Arapiraca binder, and a blend of Brazilian and Nicaraguan fillers. It’s clear that Gurkha plans on continuing to be worthy of its nickname, “the Rolls Royce of Cigars.”
Gurkha’s rise to dominance in the cigar world is in large part thanks to the guidance of Kaizad Hansotia. That tutelage has resulted in the Maduro coming with a complex flavor of espresso, earth, and bitter dark chocolate. Smokers are describing the cigar as being flavorful, with a rich aroma, and a creamy and smooth draw, as well as having a good mouth and roll.
The name “Gurkha” can be traced back to 1887, when British soldiers were making their own cigars from local tobacco. The cigars were called Gurkha’s out of deference to Nepalese fighters. Since then, Gurkha cigars have become the favorite of royalty, military, government officials, and celebrities.