"If the end didn't fall a bit flat I'd say this is a very well done cigar. The notes are very classical to me and it smoked effortlessly. I wouldn't recommend running out and buying a box but if I wanted a solid smoke while having a chat or playing a game I think it would do nicely. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"If the burn hadn't been so impossible to deal with, this would have been quite a decent cigar. The blend had some pleasant flavors, and the smoke output was on point. Unfortunately, the burn just knocked it down several notches for me. I'm hopeful that this was just a fluke, and the other sticks burn perfectly, but mine just did not." -Nate H. (SineQuaNon)
"I liked this quite a lot. There were some early off hits that may have been due to it being a little young. Overall there was a nice development of strength that resulted in a nice bold finish. Tons of sweetness throughout, with a wide range of herbal notes, leather and woody flavors on display. It would be great to have a box to let rest for a while." -John I. (John I.)
"Although this particular cigar was very light bodied and had a very open draw, I enjoyed it a lot. This would make an excellent morning cigar to pair with a light coffee or hot tea. In the afternoon, pair with a light pilsner or kolsch beer. " -James H. (Keikan Jim)
"This cigar was Top Notch from start to finish. It looked great prior to lighting it on fire AND it delivered a slew of really nice flavors once the foot was torched. Add in excellent construction from start to finish and this is easily a cigar that will satisfy the majority of smokers out there..." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
Gurkha Cigar Group’s latest cigar, San Miguel, is shipping this week. This is the third line for the company made at Aganorsa Leaf. The blend is a Nicaraguan puro blended with Aganorsa Leaf’s signature double Nicaraguan binder and their Nicaraguan filler and Nicaraguan shade grown corojo.
Gurkha Cigars has announced the re-release of their Castle Hall Nicaragua line. The original line came out in 2003 and is considered grandfathered into new FDA regulations. Gurkha Castle Hall Nicaragua is an extension of the regular Castle Hall line, which is focused on value and made in the Dominican Republic. The Nicaragua version is being rolled at ACC (Cacitrasa) in Esteli, Nicaragua.
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.