Here we are at the end of the six Gurkha Empire cigar series and I really had fun doing them in a row like this. Here are quick links for any refreshers you would like…
Here is the copy and paste from Cigar’s International website about the Gurkha Empire Series.
Empire I: Employs a dark Honduran Habano wrapper and aged, long-leaf ligeros from Nicaragua and Peru to deliver a bold array of sweet, earthy nuances with a touch of black pepper on the finish. Medium.
Gurkha Empire II
Empire II: A 6-year-old combination of Cuban-seed long-leaf ligeros from the Dominican resides within a dark Connecticut wrapper. The flavor is earthy and Cuban-esque with sweet tobacco and cedar on the finish. Medium.
Empire III: Superior Costa Rican Maduro wrappers combine with vintage Dominican and Honduran long-fillers to promote a rich core of chocolatey goodness finished by a toasty and sweet finish. Mild to medium.
Gurkha Empire IV
Empire IV: A jet-black Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper conceals a bold recipe of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-leaf ligeros. Big, meaty flavors coat the palate followed by a rich series of oak and toast. Medium.
Empire V: A complex mixture of long-fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico mingle within a silky Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper to deliver a buttery array of cream, sweet tobacco, cedar, and white pepper. Mild to medium.
Empire VI: Hand-selected Brazilian wrappers hug a robust blend of Dominican Piloto Cubano and Nicaraguan ligero tobaccos. The smoke is layered by roasted notes, hints of coffee, cocoa, and a sweet finish. Medium to full.
I think all in all the descriptions are on track with what I got, mostly. I did have a few problems with ammonia and some nasty finishes, but overall, I did enjoy them.
I am doing my first giveaway with this series, so if you want a chance to win one of each of the six cigars in this series, you should watch the video to find out how to enter. (Mean aint I hah) Also in the video I did not know when this would be posted, so with this going up Saturday February 27nd, 2010, I will pick a winner on March 7th, 2010. I may be at an event on the 6th, so we will give an extra day. All entries will be taken up until March 6th, 2010 at midnight and I will draw a winner on March 7th, 2010.
I will say I liked V the best.
That is all, good night.
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