GURKHA CELLAR RESERVE 15 YEAR | CIGAR REVIEW
AUGUST 4, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
GURKHA CELLAR RESERVE 15 YEAR TORO (6 x 54)
WRAPPER: CRIOLLO 98
BINDER: DOMINICAN, OLOR
FILLER: 15-YEAR AGED DOMINICAN
The Cellar Reserve leads with mix nuts, sweetness, earth, and spice. Snug draw.
Earth and a touch of bitterness blow through the nose. Mixed nuts, sweetness, earth, and spice hold through the finish.
Along with the snug draw, the smoke output is fairly minimal right now.
The draw opens up a tiny bit, and the smoke begins to flow a little more as we move down the road here. Traveling down the same stretch of road, a plum/cherry combination drops in, which has a bit of a leathery bite to it. Hybrid fruit seems weird when I see it in stores. Do we need that? Anyway.
The burn keeps its nose clean. Solid ash.
Mixed nuts step up with a very light layer of honey. Nice. Earth still hangs out, riding shotgun. I’ve never been as obsessed with riding shotgun as much as other people I know. I'm already reaching for the back door handle as they're maniacally yelling, “Shotgun!” Don’t care.
Earth takes the driver’s seat on the retrohale, leaving mixed nuts with its light layer of honey in the shotgun position this time. I’m still happily enjoying the view from the backseat. Can you turn up the radio? Also, stop pounding the steering wheel like a nimrod. You’re playing the wrong beat.
The finish is rather tame, with earth and just samplings of sweetness and leather.
The draw hasn’t moved. The burn starts going its own way. Kind of like the driver’s steering wheel beat.
In the short time it takes me to snag a picture, Cellar Reserve goes out.
Speaking of the draw, the cigar band touts “a draw of perfection”. This is why we don't brag, kids. Well, at least in writing.
A second burn touch-up is required to keep us evenly chuggin’ along.
Driving it home, and Cellar Reserve goes out again. I told him not to read a book in the car. Always puts me to sleep too.
A crack has developed in the wrapper. Farting in his sleep now.
Earth and some sweetness through the draws.
Leather and a drop of coffee hit the retrohale. Coffee hangs briefly on the finish before leather takes over.
It’s out again. That's it for me.
Well, it was a drive.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 47 mins.
RATING: 1.75 / 4 - Riding shotgun is overrated.