The original Gurkha Royal Challenge became very popular among Gurkha fans and cigar lovers around the world. The high quality and affordable price makes it the perfect everyday cigar. The original ornamental black and gold packaging and branding has also returned. With all the perks of this fine cigar, a box of Royal Challenge makes the perfect gift for the discerning cigar smoker in your life.
Gurkha Royal Challenge is a mild to medium bodied cigar containing a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers with a Habano-Honduran binder blanketed in an aged, velvety Ecuadorian grown Connecticut shade wrapper.
After a blast of spicy black pepper fades the cigar transforms into a smooth combination of cedar, cream, and butter flavors. The Gurkha Royal Challenge blend of tobaccos is never overwhelming, perfect for the beginning smoker or one who prefers a lighter bodied cigar.
You can’t go wrong gifting a box of Gurkha Royal Challenge to your boss, colleagues, friends or family who enjoy a polished smoking experience. If you feel extra generous this holiday season, I suggest throwing in a torch lighter as a special touch. The Colibri brand of cigar lighters carries timeless styles in elegant metal finishes sure to impress that discriminating cigar aficionado. If that seems to be a little out of your budget, there are fine wines to be found around the $10-$12 range. A bold California Zinfandel such as Carnivor 2011 has big flavors of vanilla, toasted almond and hint of black pepper and spice that smooth out on the palate. The wine pairs well with hearty New York Strip, filet mignon and ribeye. After dinner the wine and Royal Challenge pair very well. The blackberry flavor of the Zinfandel balances out the black pepper spice they each offer. This is not just a special occasion pairing, but can be enjoyed anytime of the year.