Royal Challenge Gurkha With a strong reputation in the tobacco industry, Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars have brought a new standard for excellence to the industry. While the manufacturer has always been popular, this line of high quality stogies has brought the company back to its roots, with aficionado’s once again discovering why these sticks are so well-received and appreciated.



When looking at the reviews, the first thing that was noted was the accolades for their affordable cost. Some stogies can seem to be overpriced, especially with a premium brand, but Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars are noted to be high quality while having an affordable price tag. Reviewers have affirmed that the original fancy packaging and branding has returned with this stick. Witnessing an increase in the approval rating just goes to show how important it is to have unique and exceptional branding and packaging, while keeping the price affordable for the masses, and this manufacturer has definitely moved in the right direction.



Robust and aged Ecuadorian and Connecticut shade leaves create a beautiful wrapper for one astounding smoking experience. The silky feel and look often associated with this blend is not what the aficionado will find in this package. Instead, the smoker gets to enjoy the toothy feel and look that is often found with other brands. The binder is made of rich Honduran tobaccos that compliment the wrapper exceedingly well. The filler is a combination blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos.



Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars offer a unique experience by introducing a four corner concept, where the four leading suppliers of tobaccos have provided excellence into a single stogie. The unique blend allows for a better smoking experience.



Reviewers have appreciated the variance in sizes, allowing a wider target audience the luxury of enjoying one of these stogies. The Robusto is 5 by 50; the Toro is 6 by 50; the Torpedo is 6.5 by 53; the Churchill is 7 by 52; and the XO is 6 by 60.



A few reviewers have stated their surprise at the strength of the pepper spice and cedar flavors that are prevalent upon the first draw. The blast of spicy pepper quickly diminishes though, leaving behind a cream, cedar, and buttery taste. The creamy profile is soothing to the palate while still offering a hint of the spiciness, insuring the smoker stays alert and ready for the next experience. The final third reveals a slight sweetness akin to a bowl of strawberries and cream.



Another advantage to the Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars is that they are a solid medium-body experience, insuring a bigger appeal to a larger array of aficionados. Although the flavor is medium bodied, it is important to note that the nicotine that is released is more along the lines of what a person would find with a light-body offering. The nicotine is not overpowering and overbearing in the least. The reviewers said that they truly enjoyed the rich taste combined with a more mild nicotine flavor.



Gurkha Royal Challenge cigars provide an experience that is easy to appreciate and enjoy, regardless of whether the smoker was a novice or a seasoned aficionado. The draw was said to be even and stable while the burn was easy to handle. Reviewers are raving about the consistent complexity that is found within this offering without overpowering the smoker. This is a great line to give as a gift for someone special, or as a special addition to one’s own personal humidor.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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