A cigar description is no place to sum up the man who would slaughter his way across multiple continents to make the greatest contiguous empire the world had ever...
A cigar description is no place to sum up the man who would slaughter his way across multiple continents to make the greatest contiguous empire the world had ever seen in the 1200s, but here we are. With apologies to Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan was perhaps the ultimate conqueror, riding his Mongolian horsemen to the ends of one region after another, massacring many of the unfortunate souls who happened to live in his way. There was pretty much no one who could stop him, and people were probably in disbelief when he finally died, having accepted that he was perhaps an immortal demon sent to scourge the world. In fact, he famously said, “I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”
So, why are we smoking a cigar named after him?
Well, what else do you call a seven and a half inch double corona with a 54 ring gauge? This thing’s a doozy.
Outside, there’s a 6-year-aged Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. Inside, to being a bit of exotic flavor, there’s a Cameroon binder. For richness, the long-filler blend is Honduran tobacco. But believe it or not, the Gurkha Genghis Khan isn’t an overpowering experience – it’s actually a really nice cigar! Cigar Aficionado gave it 90 points and praised its chewy, nutty smoke. There’s a pleasant note of cocoa powder which is comforting, much like the feeling you get after you somehow survive a battle and hear horses riding further and further away across the steppe.
Gearing up to take something over? Trying to weather the storm of a powerful person’s fury? Just super into shooting arrows from horseback? This is your next smoke.
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