K.Hansotia & Company released the Heritage series in 2015 and, as a follow up, Gurkha had unveiled the Heritage Maduro at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. Once again, American Caribbean Tobacco S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua is in control of the production.
Gurkha Heritage Maduro is dressed in a slightly oily, dark double Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper over Brazilian Arapiraca binder and Brazilian and Nicaraguan long-fillers. The medium to full bodied Robusto has a near perfect cold drawl with a mix of barnyard hay, dark bittersweet cocoa, espresso and hints of spice and pepper.
While this cigar will appeal to Gurkha fans, the Heritage Maduro is certainly a blend that’s accessible and enjoyable for all. For the full bodied Nicaraguan cigar smoker looking for something different, the combination of Nicaraguan and Brazilian tobaccos in the Gurkha Heritage Maduro is worth a try.
The Gurkha Heritage Maduro pairs extremely well with a nice sipping rum straight or on the rocks. Papa’s Pilar 24 Dark Rum, like Gurkha Heritage Maduro, is a blend from various sources, including Florida, Central America and the Caribbean. The rum is aged in bourbon and port wine barrels then finished in Spanish sherry casks. Papa, being Ernest Hemingway, and Pilar his boat, the namesake rum exudes complexity, strength, toughness and character. Flavors of maple, butterscotch, and vanilla will keep you warm whether you are at sea or land. A sniffer of Papa’s Pilar and a Gurkha Heritage Maduro is a pairing worthy of a long pour and a long smoke!