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The name Gurkha is rooted deep in history throughout the world. The Gurkha people are from Northern India as well as Nepal, and they take their name from the heroic warrior saint, Guru Gorakhnath. A legend states that Bappa Rawal, founder of the state of Mewar (modern day... - More Rajasthan, India), was on a hunting expedition in the jungle when he stumbled upon Gorakhnath. When he awoke, he gave him the famous Kukri knife, which is still used today by the Gurkha people, although it is often called the Gurkha Blade. Rawal went on to conquer Afghanistan, and some of the Middle East, to stop the advances of the Muslims.
During the early 1800s, the Gurkhas also waged a war against the British East India Company. This war would be called the Gurkha War by historians. The British were extremely impressed with the courage and bravery of the Gurkhas, and granted Nepal its freedom. Later, the British would also hire Gurkhas as mercenaries in their future conquests. The British respect the Gurkhas so much that in modern times they are not considered missionaries, but actual soldiers of the British Army, as the Brigade of Gurkhas.
On a trip to Goa, India in the late 1980's, Kaizad Hansotia discovered a cigar that the locals called Gurkha. He bought the entire brand for a mere $143, and thought he’d give them away as corporate gifts. In 1995 he struck a deal with Miami Cigar Company to bring these cigars to the United States, and sales were at a stand still. Hansotia began to focus on the packaging and presentation aspect of the cigar business, and heads began to turn. He took Gurkha to a new level, creating ultra premium, as well as premium blends that made everyone appreciate, and respect the Gurkha cigar. In no time at all, Gurkha cigars have become known as the “Rolls Royce” cigar of the Dominican Republic. Gurkha also holds the title for the most expensive cigars in the world, having the ultra premium Black Dragon retail at $1,150 a stick, and the His Majesty Reserve retail at $750 a stick.
BestCigarPrices.com offers many Gurkha lines, but if there’s a line that you want and we don’t carry it, please feel free to give us a call and we’ll try to satisfy your needs as soon as we can.
Besides being the definitive super-premium cigar in the world, Gurkha has decided to offer the Black Dragon at a more affordable price. Although bearing the same name, one should not compare the two, as they are leagues apart. The Gurkha Black Dragon has had trouble staying on our shelves, these cigars are packaged in a box lined with retro orange velvet that harkens back to the 1970's. They have an aged Connecticut Maduro wrapper, a Cameroon binder, as well as a Dominican filler. The Gurkha Ancient Warrior, a fairly new blend, is one of our most popular Gurkha cigar lines. Being a medium bodied cigar, the Gurkha Ancient Warrior makes use of a new area in South America that is becoming popular for tobacco production: Brazil. This delicious cigar has a spicy Brazilian wrapper, as well as a Nicaraguan binder, and a Dominican and Honduran filler. After debuting only a few years ago, the Gurkha Ancient Warrior has quickly become an ideal cigar for the medium bodied aficionado that wants a slightly spicy, balanced cigar.
Flying in from the Gurkha factory, comes the Gurkha G5 Avenger. Presented in a box that literally looks like a spaceship, this full bodied cigar certainly packs a punch worth noting. Coming in a box of twenty, Gurkha states that “This cigar would not be sold to amateurs.” The Gurkha G5 Avenger is a Nicaraguan cigar through and through, having a Nicaraguan wrapper, binder and filler. This full bodied cigar is ideal for the smoker who wants a spicy, earthy, strong smoke that delivers where others fail.
The affordable, yet unique Gurkha Vintage Estate Shaggy , is offered in chests of 100, five packs, as well as boxes of twenty five. These gems have an unparalleled look, as the foot of the cigar has the shaggy filler tobacco leaves protruding from it. The Gurkha Vintage Estate Shaggy is only offered in larger ring gauges, which allows for the cigar to deliver an abundance of smoke. These cigars have an eight year old Dominican wrapper, as well as a five year old aged Dominican filler and binder.
For the experienced smoker only, comes the Gurkha G3 Toro. A blend that is older than the new G5 Avenger, this cigar received an 88 rating in the December, 2006 issue of Cigar Aficionado. The Gurkha G3 Toro is often referred to as the most complex cigar that Gurkha offers, and it is quite affordable. This cigar is a Super Fuerte Triple Ligero, with a Nicaraguan wrapper and filler, as well as a complex Cameroon binder. The Gurkha G3 Toro should not be missed for the aficionado that enjoys a complex smoke full of flavor. BestCigarPrices.com also offers the Gurkha G3 Toro in tins of five, at a cigarillo size. Pick up a box or a few tins today!
The flagship of the Gurkha cigar line, the Gurkha Grand Reserve cigar is infused with only the finest cognac in the world. Each Gurkha Grand Reserve cigar is carefully placed in individual glass tubes as well. Using either a premium Connecticut shade wrapper, or an aged Maduro wrapper, the Gurkha Grand Reserve cigar is creamy, with a hint of spice. The perfect cigar for winding down after a long day. The Gurkha Grand Reserve also uses quality Dominican tobacco for it’s binder and filler. BestCigarPrices.com sells the Gurkha Grand Reserve cigar in sampler packs of five, or bundles of thirty.
Gurkha Regent cigars are limited edition, having a special Havana 2000 Wrapper, a Indonesian binder as well as Nicaraguan and Dominican Ligero filler. An incredibly flavorful medium bodied cigar, the Gurkha Regent sure is a treat for the palate. The first thing you’ll notice after smoking a Gurkha Regent is the plumes of smoke that come out of this cigar. After that, the layers and layers of flavors will overload you and in no time at all, you’ll realize why it’s one of our in-house aficionado’s favorite cigars. Try a box today, before they’re all gone!
Handrolled from only the finest tobacco in the Cibao Valley in the Dominican Republic, the Gurkha Master Select Series is a quality full bodied cigar. Offered in boxes of twenty five in a variety of sizes, the Gurkha Master Select cigar uses the same quality Havana 2000 Wrapper that the Gurkha Regent utilizes. Along with this, the cigar has a Dominican binder, as well as Honduran, Dominican and Nicaraguan Ligero filler. Packaged inside a beautiful mahogany chest, these cigars are not worth missing.
Gurkha cigarillos are offered in a variety of flavors, as there is the Special Edition line, as well as the Series G. BestCigarPrices.com offers both these lines, with their delicious flavors, perfect for the quick smoke. For any fan of flavored cigars, the Special Edition line is absolutely delicious and should not be passed up, offering such quality flavors as Chocolate and Tiramisu. The Series G line are more for the regular smoker who doesn’t have time to smoke a Robusto, but wants a quick puff. Pick up tins of either of these today, we know you won’t be disappointed.
The Gurkha Warlord is a cigar that is sure to please any medium to full bodied smoker. Packaged in an amazing chest that will defiantly be envied by all of your smoking buddies. Coming in a chest of 30, the Gurkha Warlord is a strong cigar that has a Nicaraguan wrapper and filler, but a Dominican Binder. With subtle hints of coffee, this cigar is another example of how high Gurkha sets the bar for cigar standards. As Captain Jack Sparrow once said, “So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?”
BestCigarPrices.com also offers the ultra premium Gurkha Special Edition line. For those of you who know Gurkha cigars, the names Beauty, Beast and Titan are well-known. These cigars are the top of the line for Gurkha, and the presentation and quality of the cigar is unparalleled. They are all limited edition, but BestCigarPrices.com continues to strive to be there for you in whatever way we can. Give us a call and talk to one of our aficionados and they’ll explain to you what a treat these Gurkhas are. Treat yourself to any cigar from Gurkha and we’re confident that you won’t regret your decision.
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