|Wrapper||, Ecuador Connecticut|
In the past 25 years or so, bold and powerful cigars seem to have taken over the playing field, and Gurkha has made their share of flavor bombs. But those of us in the business know the truth - modest cigars are still a big part of the market. Kaizad Hansotia knows this too, so he came up with a mellow to medium-bodied gem with Gurkha Signature 1887.
Swathed in a blonde Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, this is a complex cigar with an unusual pedigree. A Dominican binder holds together a unique combination of Peruvian and Indian long-fillers, which contribute to a profile that includes notes of leather, wood, nuts and mellow spices with a somewhat herbal character. Only made in a chunky 6.0"x56 toro, this is the ideal cigar for those times when you need to kick back and relax.