Created more than a century ago by the British army, Gurkha cigars are renowned around the world. Today, under the guidance of master blender and CEO, Kaizad Hansotia, Gurkha (also known as the “Rolls Royce” of cigars) has created the stellar Cellar Reserve series.
Originally, the high end Cellar Reserve 18 Year was limited to just 1,000 boxes per size but due to their popularity, Gurkha has released the cigars to more retailers. Gurkha has restructured its reputation at brick and mortar tobacco retailers in recent years. But Gurkha also offers a fair amount of exclusives to online retailers. It’s a good idea to check both for discounts and deals of their premium cigars. Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial is presented in boxes of 20 in an eloquent piano finish mahogany box.
The third release in the Gurkha Cellar Reserve Family, Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial is the perfect combination of 18-year vintage rare Dominican filler and binder slipped into an oily Corojo wrapper creating a full flavored, medium bodied premium cigar.
The Dominican Binder and Filler offer a rich, complex smoke while adding a touch of spice to every puff. The cool draw of the Cellar Reserve 18 Year has notes of coffee bean, cocoa and yeasty bread with hints of sweet vanilla and raspberry and the added glimpse of spice.
Scotch is a terrific pairing with most cigars, no matter your preference. Glenfiddich 18 is aged in bourbon and oloroso Sherry casks, giving it a sweet finish with notes of salted toffee and fruit. It pairs exceptionally well with the full-bodied flavors of the Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial.