- Country: Honduras
- Wrapper: Connecticut
- Binder: Dominican Republic
- Filler: Dominican Republic
- Strength: Mild to Medium
The Gurkha Grand Reserve – The Flagship Cigar of Gurkha
Take a moment to picture this: You’re just getting home from work, the temperature outside is something out of a cold tundra, you light up the fire place and begin to warm up…..but something is missing. So you get up, grab a glass of cognac, open up your humidor and grab any cigar you find, sit down and start to unwind finally. Now the evening is looking a lot better wouldn’t you say? Well Gurkha aimed to take things one step further with the Gurkha Grand Reserve. Why get up to have to pick up two items when you can kill two birds with one stone? So they’ve taken some of the best tobaccos known, infused them with a cognac that certainly lives up to its name, and wrapped them all up in one stick which delivers scintillating aromas, flavors, and a rush unlike any other.
Before the infusion process, each Grand Reserve starts with an aged Dominican filler that is caped with a silky Connecticut shade wrapper. This combination makes the cigar mild to medium bodied, but sweet and flavorful at the same time. The cigar is then dehydrated in order to add the most important piece of the puzzle. The Luis XIII cognac. This signature cognac is infused into the cigar using a secret process that only Kaizad Hansotia himself knows. Once the infusion process is complete, they are hermetically sealed in a crystal tube and covered in a wax lid to allow the cigar to marinate and truly soak up the essence of the Louis XIII Cognac. The infusion makes this cigar absolute bliss. No wonder the Gurkha Grand Reserve has attracted even the most conservative cigar enthusiasts with its unique blend and enticing aroma.
Here’s your fun fact of the day about this cigar: Gurkha Grand Reserve was the celebratory cigar of choice for Navy Seal Team 6.