"This was a splendid and sagacious cigar, with notes including honey graham cracker and rich baking spice, all of which I really enjoy. That being said, the open draw and feint ending were a bit of a downer for me. Overall, it is one I could see myself revisiting, as these drawbacks could be one-off issues and the next experience is much more fulfilling. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Gurkha Cigar Group has announced that their Revenant Sampler Bags are shipping now to retailers. The Revenant was officially debuted at PCA 2021 with two wrapper options, Maduro and Corojo. This year the company decided to offer those cigars in a new Sampler bag along with a preview of the new Connecticut version of that blend.
"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 Cigar Group International has announced they are shipping the Coleccion Especial. The Coleccion Especial was announced during this year’s (2022)PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. Released to only 150 retailers across the country, a special invitation was mailed out to invite those retailers to a private unveiling of the brand.
"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)
Gurkha is once again partnering with Aganorsa Leaf for a new cigar, San Miguel. This follows the last year's collaboration between Gurkha and Aganorsa their Trienta, or Thirtieth year celebration cigar.
"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.)