November 2012

Gurkha 125th Anniversary

After much anticipation, the Gurkha 125th Anniversary Edition cigar is shipping to cigar stores nationwide! This special cigar is particularly significant as 2012 commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the Gurkha cigar, where it was this year back in 1887 at the height of the British rule that Nepalese soldiers first began to smoke and enjoy their own cigars from local tobacco, which they named: ‘Gurkhas’.

The 125th Anniversary is already an award winner, having received the company’s highest ever rating of 96 points by Cigar Journal and is the recent recipient of the prestigious Golden Label Award for the printing, design, innovation and technical execution of the 125th Anniversary cigar band.

The unique blend features an oily Brazilian Cubra wrapper, accompanied by an Ecuadorian, Habano binder and a complex combination of Nicaraguan, Brazilian and Dominican fillers. This intriguing medium bodied cigar encompasses a very smooth and complex taste profile, with flavorful notes of rich tobacco and subtle hints of sweet spice, vanilla and chestnut. The Gurkha 125th Anniversary is available in 20 count boxes featuring four vitolas: 5 x 52 Robusto, 6 x 54 Rothchild, 61/2 x 54 Torpedo and a 6 x 60 XO with an MSRP ranging from $8.39-$10.99. Each box is hand-carved using the finest mango wood and finished with exquisite brass fittings, specially designed by Gurkha Chairman Mr K. Hansotia.

4 thoughts on “Cigar Release: Gurkha 125th Anniversary Edition

  1. I’m with Aron on this one. Totally bought into the hype of some of the crappy retailers when I first started collecting/smoking. With one exception (and that one was just okay), Gurkhas have been the worst I’ve tasted.

  2. Henry, I don’t know who you have spoken to, but there is almost no support for the Gurkha label among real cigar enthusiasts.

    I’ve smoked nearly every stick Kaizad produces, and they have been almost universally dog rockets with pretty bands and boxes.

  3. I personally have not tried theses cigars but i ‘ve heard many admiring the Gurkha Cigars.

  4. Man this sounds interesting and some great packaging. But I’ve never been a fan of gurkhas.

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