Gurkha cigars is well known as one of the most premium cigar brands in the world. The brand began its journey in the year 1887 when colonial soldiers started rolling their own cigars from the tobacco they could find locally. This brand of cigars is known throughout the cigar world for releasing limited number of cigars each year with rare tobacco blends and outstanding packaging. Some of the people also call it the Rolls-Royce of cigars.
Over the years, it has released many different blends under various series. It categorizes its cigars into 4 separate categories that are further subdivided into series. The four major categories identified by the brand are core brands, limited edition, East India trading Company and Pedro Martin.
Under its core brands, it has 16 different series of cigars.
The 125th anniversary series of cigars were launched to honor the 125th anniversary of the brand. This blend features tobacco from Nicaragua, Brazil and Dominican Republic. This is a medium bodied cigar and it has a complex taste profile.
The Ghost series is a medium bodied cigar with sweet and earthly flavor. The cellar reserve is made from 15 year old tobacco. It combines Dominican binder with Criollo wrapper. It is medium to full in strength and has a complex flavor profile.
The Royal challenge series of cigars is a mild cigar with complex flavor. It is made from an aged Ecuadorian wrapper and a Honduran binder with Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
The grand reserve series of cigars is the bestselling cognac infused cigar in the world. It is made from a five-year-old Connecticut wrapper with three-year-old binder and filler. The packaging is a gorgeous glass tube.
The assertion is a full-bodied cigar that combines Dominican binder with Brazilian wrapper and Peruvian fillers.
The Ninja series of cigars is a medium to full-bodied cigar that is made from Brazilian wrapper and Dominican binder.
Similarly, all the other series of cigars in the core brands have their own unique blends and amazing packaging.
This is the category of cigars that has made this brand famous in the world. This category contains the HMR series of cigars that are considered the costliest cigars in the world.
HMR stands for His Majesty’s Reserve. It is made from a 15-year-old Connecticut wrapper with 12-year-old Dominican binder and filler. However, this binder and filler has been aged with one bottle of the finest cognac available in the world. This cognac bottle sells for over $2500 a bottle and is not available to everyone. Each year, the brand releases a set number of boxes in exquisite packaging. Each of these cigars is sold at a price of around $1000.
The company is also going to release another series of luxury cigars which will be called the Maharaja. This cigar will use a Maduro wrapper with Dominican filler and binder. This series is going to be extremely limited with only 1000 cigars to be made and each cigar will sell for $500.
The Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial is made from 18-year-old tobacco. This is a medium body cigar that comes in mahogany box. Each year, the makers come up with a rare blend for a new series of cigars.
The ancient guardians in this category is a medium to full strength cigar with complex flavor profile. It is made from Dominican, Ecuadorian and Brazilian tobacco.
The Spec Ops in this category comes in a box of 20 cigars that is waterproof and also carries a custom-made knife. This is a medium body cigar.
East India Trading Company
In this category of cigars, there are five different series namely rogue, the classic cigars, red witch, prize fighter and wicked indie.
The wicked indie is made from everything Nicaraguan. It combines 3 years old filler with selected Nicaraguan binder.
The prize fighter is made from Ecuadorian binder and Dominican filler. It is one of the few cigars that is available in 5 or 8 cigar pack.
In this category of cigars, there are three different series namely Ruby, Maduro and The Limited Edition.
The Limited Edition is a full bodied cigar that gives a taste of roasted nuts, milk chocolate and sweet spice. It is available in extremely limited quantity as only 500 boxes of this series were made.
One of the best things about this brand is that it has an almost 3 years waiting list. The waiting list includes royal families, dignitaries, business leaders as well as many A list celebrities. Overall, the company makes only about 20,000 boxes in a year and the employees look for some of the most exotic tobacco all around the world for their cigar blends.
All over the world, the Gurkha Cigars are synonymous with luxury and rare blends that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
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