- The Royal Challenge Maduro pairs the Habano/Honduran Binder and Nicaraguan/Dominican filler of the traditional Royal Challenge Cigar with the perfect Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. This mild body, full flavor cigar has a smooth draw with earthy, flavorful tones and a sweetness on the lips from the wrapper.
- 5 x 50
In 1989, Kaizad Hansotia was on vacation in India when he met a Portuguese man rolling and selling cigars. The man called the cigars Gurkhas. Kaizad was so impressed with the man’s craftsmanship that he purchased all of the man’s cigars and tobacco for $149. Kaizad’s original idea was to hand out the cigars to friends, family, and customers of his timepiece business as gifts. One day Kaizad sent a box of cigars to his friend who owned a duty free shop. Customers were so impressed with the Gurkha cigars they requested to purchase more. Realizing there was a place in the market for high quality premium cigars, he met with Charlie Torano, president of Torano Cigar Company, and Charlie agreed to roll Gurkha cigars at his plant. The rest is history.
Gurkha Royal Challenge Maduro is an affordable option for all cigar lovers of Gurkha Cigar company’s ultra-premium cigars. The Royal Challenge is comprised with Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers and a Honduran Habano binder paired with a sweet, Broadleaf Maduro wrapper.
The profile of the Gurkha Royal Challenge Maduro is complex with notes of cedar, sweet notes of vanilla, spice and almonds. The Maduro wrapper adds hints of dark coffee to the blend. The mild bodied, yet full flavored Royal Challenge is sure to please the discerning palate.
Pairing the Royal Challenge Maduro with a coffee, spice rum or a hot combination of the two will help you keep warm on a cold winter night. Here is just what The Doctor ordered:
2 ounces Ron Barceló Imperial Rum
1/2 ounce Licor 43 *
1/2 ounce Ginger Liqueur
1 espresso shot
Cinnamon and coffee foam
Method: Mix all ingredients with the espresso shot. Serve in a mug, topped with cinnamon and coffee foam. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and golden chocolate flakes.
*Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur made from 43 aromatic herbs, spices, vanilla, citrus and fruit juices