5 responses

  1. Swede214
    March 22, 2012

    Just by chance I smoked this cigar a few days ago and I would have to agree with you. I have a hard time tasting the different flavors that you describe, but I did enjoy this cigar. Thanks for the review.


  2. Newb
    March 22, 2012

    I only ever have had one Gurkha, but I really enjoyed it: the Legend Anniversario toro. I’d call it more mild than full, sometimes wood & leather, perhaps a little caramel–the changes were subtle. An absolutely perfect burn. Paired very well with Macallan+water, and even a chocolate+caramel ganache. I won this one from a drawing, and haven’t been able to find it in a store since. But given the chance, I think I’d do it again.


  3. Brett
    March 23, 2012

    The series VI Gurkha is about the only one I had that I could get through. It did give me a headache and I had a pretty good hangover the next day (after not drinking very much). I pretty much gift the ones I have left.
    Can’t say that I trust those guys very much. Seems to me they are staying afloat from beginners and those who buy into the marketing…which doesn’t last through the ages. Perhaps they have learned that and are seeking to actually make a quality product.


  4. Daniel
    December 22, 2013

    I tried this cigar tonight and I was very disappointed, The rich creamy taste and light Vanilla that was described was no where to be found. Maybe I had a bad stick but all I got was a harsh musk taste.


  5. Tony
    January 19, 2016

    I visited my local tobacconist today to buy some butane and on a lark, I popped into the humidor to see what was available. I looked over the brands and saw the Gurkha Royal Challenge with its dark wrapper and opted to purchase two. I will preface this with saying that I planned on smoking this with a Bacardi and tangerine with Coke. Very nice pairing. The citrus of the cocktail merged well with the mild (surprising relative to the dark wrapper of the cigar) and the long, cool burn time. I enjoyed this cigar very much, even though I will admit I am, by no means, an expert cigar connoisseur, it was very enjoyable. I am looking forward to enjoying another sunset with this pairing.


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