"Overall this was a decent flavor profile.. for nearly the whole stick. Even draws and bad burn knocked this stick down points even more as it caused an unpleasant smoking experience; at least it didn’t blow up. I’d have to sample another before making an ultimate decision on whether or not to put it in my naughty or nice list. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
This week, Gurkha Cigars started shipping the Nicaragua Series to retailers. The Gurkha Nicaragua Series made it's debut at IPCPR 2019 and sees only the shelves of Gurkha's top retailers. Gurkha placed a maximum of 5 boxes per size, per retailer on the launch.
Gurkha Cigars are re-releasing several of their predicate blends that will be introduced at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The facings to be unveiled will be Chateau de Prive, Marquesa and Ghost Gold. Because of high demand, Gurkha will also continue production of their Cellar Reserve 10th Anniversary.
Gurkha Cigars has announced a distribution partnership with Kretek Canada. Gurkha will be assisted by Kretek’s sales force in improving availability of Gurkha cigars throughout Canada and increasing brand awareness.
Gurkha Cigars have announced a cigar that will exclusively be made for Gurkha Lounges and for retailers with more than 25 Gurkha facings. This new Lounge Exclusive will be available with a Maduro or Habano wrapper. The cigar will be made available to the seven exclusive Gurkha Lounges and any retailers that carry more than 25 Gurkha facings and that are not within a 25-mile radius of the official Gurkha lounges.
Gurkha Cigars has announce two new cigars to be released at TPE 2020 going on this week. Castle Hall and Prize Fighter Maduro will be shown off at their booth, both of which the company are calling value cigars and will be offered at less than $5 per cigar when purchased by box.
Gurkha Cigars will re-introduce some of their flavored cigars to the market at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The flavored Gurkha blends were on the market over a decade ago, and will re-enter the marketplace very soon. They are said to have the "appealing aroma of pipe tobacco".
Over the years, the cigar industry has seen many special releases for the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA). Of those releases, many of the biggest brands in the industry have been represented, with a notable exception. Gurkha Cigars, one of the most widely recognized premium cigar brands in the world, never released a limited TAA Exclusive cigar. That all changes this year.
Gurkha Cigars bring in Shanda Lee as the new Marketing Director. Lee will be responsible for all marketing and brand management of Gurkha Cigars. She will also oversee planing, direction, and coordination of all advertising, public relations, social media and marketing campaigns for the Gurkha Cigars.
Gurkha Cigars and Grey Ghost Precision will join forces to issue a limited edition rifle. The Gurkha Grey Ghost Rifle can be purchased by special order. Only a thousand will be made and each will come with individualized sequential alphanumeric numbering, 1-1000 (GGG-0000). Gurkha Cigar CEO, Kaizad Hansotia owns the first Gurkha Grey Ghost created, GGG-0001.