The Gurkha Royal Challenge Natural has quickly become one of the highlights in the Gurkha Cigar Group’s portfolio and is also one of the company’s bestsellers. Gurkha Royal Challenge was rated 91 by Cigar Snob magazine In 2012. Gurkha, along with Vrijdag printers from Holland, were the recipients of the Sappi European Printing Award for their execution and printing of the Gurkha Royal Challenge band and box artwork.
Royal Challenge Natural is composed of a Honduran Habano binder, Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers served in a velvety aged Natural Connecticut Shade wrapper from Ecuador. The smooth medium bodied Royal Challenge Natural has notes of cedar, sweet vanilla, almonds, and lemon meringue pie with a toasty spice finish.
Gurkha Royal Challenge is ideal for cigar aficionados who want to enjoy a high quality cigar at an amazing price. Perfect anytime of the day or at any occasion, my favorite experience is in the morning with a great cup of coffee or hot adult beverage at the end of a meal.
As I am writing this, Pumpkin spice season is almost over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one last hoorah. A delicious, warm beverage with my seasonal favorite flavor combined with spicy Añejo rum is the perfect way to end your holiday meals. Although, you could certainly try this out at any time of the year!
Pumpkin Spiced Dominican Coffee
1 1/2 ounces Ron Barceló Añejo Rum
1/2 ounce Demerara syrup
1/2 ounce pumpkin purée
4 ounces hot coffee
Unsweetened whipped cream
Build all the ingredients in an Irish coffee glass. Top with unsweetened whipped cream and garnish with star anise.