Another champion in K. Hansotia’s stable of enormously popular cigars, The Gurkha Royal Challenge are ultra-smooth beauties that feature either a golden silky Ecuadorian Connecticut shade grown wrapper, or a spicy Connecticut Broadleaf. The blend is comprised of both Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers bound together with a thick and hearty Honduran Habano binder. The flavor profile is remarkably complex with notes of almonds, cedar, sweet spice, buttery cream, and vanilla, with a tiny hint of citrus mixed in for a clean refreshing finish. The maduro variety adds a little more zesty spice, and dark coffee essences to the blend. You are definitely in for a treat with these mild to medium, yet very tasty smokes. The cigars are packaged in typical Gurkha fashioned, 20 count leather style boxes with an elegant buckle clasp in 5 different sizes.