Gurkha Centurian – Cigar Review

Gurkha Centurian

This is a cigar review of the Gurkha Centurian by Gurkha Cigar. The size chosen for this review is the Double Perfecto. This smoke has a Habano Connecticut wrapper and tobacco blend from Honduras, Cameroon and the Dominican Republic. This is a medium bodied smoke and prices around $7.75.

Construction/Appearance:

This Gurkha Centurian is a nice reddish orange brown in color with minimal veins and seams showing.

Pre-Light:

Aromas of Smoked wood fill the nose reminding me of home in PA. The type of cut used is straight. The cold draw produced a cedar like note mixed with a subtle smokiness.

After Toast:

First Third – Wood mixed with toasted almond, spice and an earthy finish kick off this third. The earth and almond like note linger for a long time on the finish. The burn is sharp, and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – A citrus like. One followed by a floral intermingles with the toasted almond notes that move into the finish. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the 2.5-inch mark.

Final Third – Cedar and floral mixed with a fresh dough like note and spice finish this cigar.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Cune Crianza

Bourbon – Knob Creek

Overall Experience:

I thought this Gurkha Centurian was a good cigar. The beginning was a lot more interesting than the end in this one however. The almond note was phenomenal and I thought the dough note in the finish was a different twist to a pretty good experience overall.

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Fun Facts – Gurkha Centurian

These were originally crafted for the Sultan of Brunei for his own private consumption. These cigars are made of 8 year aged cuban seed ligero grown in the Ciabao Valley of the Dominican Republic. They are found at Cigars International.

About Gurkha Cigars – https://www.gurkhacigars.com