Of course I was drawn to the Gurkha. These badass highland Nepalese warriors have been recruited into the British Army since the early 19th Century. Their magnificent khukuri knives and their slouch hats have long been a symbol of ferocious — and cheerful — bravery. When my local humidor started stocking the Ghost, I started smoking ’em.
In 1887, at the height of the British rule, colonial soldiers began to make their own cigars from the local tobacco. The fondness of the British for these legendary Nepalese fighters inspired them to name their cigars ” Gurkhas.”
Steeped in legend and history, the Gurkha cigars, created more than a century ago has been reborn and today is one of the most famous brands of luxury cigars in the world. Having extraordinary quality and premium blends of tobacco, Gurkha is known for limited release and rare tobacco products with outstanding and artistically-oriented packaging.
Gurkha is also known as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of cigars and is enjoyed by many of the world’s elite including members of Royalty, Military, leading government officials, and celebrities.
The Gurkha Ghost is a sleek and alluring cigar that should make an appearance in anyone’s humidor. The Ghost blend showcases a dark Brazilian, ArapiracaMaduro wrapper, complemented by an aged Criollo 1998 Binder and carefully selected Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. Ghost is a rich, medium bodied cigar with a multi-layered flavor profile providing sweet and earthy undertones with lingering flavors of cocoa and cinnamon.
They’ve got a limited edition Warlord that sounds like a fine smoke. I’ll have to track one down for Father’s Day:
This complex bouquet strikes a balanced accord between flavor and body, as meaty and rich flavors dance on the palate delivered by cool thick flavors. As the slow burn progresses, notes of nuts, oak, and spice are accentuated by an espresso like finish.