Kaizad Hansotia has resigned from Gurkha cigars, effective immediately. The oft politically outspoken Chairman came into hot water in recent days to due posts on his social media accounts surrounding the Black Lives Matters movement.
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 has announced three new lines for the upcoming IPCPR trade show in 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new lines are Real, Nicaragua Series and Treinta.
Gurkha Cigars announced today that Christine Martinez de Castro will be the company's Director of Marketing and Public Relations. She will report directly to the CEO Kaizad Hansotia and as a part of the executive team to plan, direct, supervise and coordinate all branding, advertising, public relations, social media and marketing campaigns for the company.
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.
"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 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 today named a new COO and President, Jim Colucci. Colucci, of Sindicato Cigars is now handing day-to-day operations. He has been president and CEO of Sindicato for 6 years and before that EVP of marketing with Altadis.
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".
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.