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An acquaintance recently gave me a Gurkha cigar. He stated that he didn't like dark wrappers. This stick was exactly 4" by about 45 (certainly not a cigarillo) and smooth sided like a robusto (I think) with a typical blunt head. It had a dark maduro wrapper and a standard large gold Gurkha band which appeared to be too large for the stick. It was sealed in celophane so I don't think it had been shortened. I have not been able to identify it and my friend doesn't remember where he got it. Having smoked machine made cigars many years ago I have just taken up the hobby of enjoying a good cigar. This Gurkha was, for me by far, the best smoke I've ever tasted. It had a long burn for its size and was amazingly rich in body and flavor. Can anyone help me? I'd be happy to learn of another smoke that might come close. Thanks.



  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    Gurkha has a couple lines of cigarillos that are 4 x 50, perhaps you got one of those.

    Check out these links.

    G Series

    Exotica de Oriente

    K Series

    Well, maybe it is one of those.

  • 6clicks6clicks Posts: 34

    Thanks so much Joe!! I believe you've hit it on the head for me with the G series 4X50 madura. Now I just have to find a supplier and pick up a box. Do you have any idea of another smoke that might be similar that won't break my piggy bank?

    Tonight I had a Camacho which was enjoyable with a sip of  Sambuca but not even close to the Gurkha in body and complexity.


  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403

    Do you have any idea of another smoke that might be similar that won't break my piggy bank?

    Hey George, I'm glad I was able to help you out.

    I really wouldn't be able to recommend anything similar as I've not sampled any of the small Gurkhas, so I can't be of any help in that respect. Hopefully you're able to find a supplier for those G series without much trouble, they sound interesting to me so I may look into buying some one of these days myself.

    Take it easy.

  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    CAO makes some good tins. some like the 5 vegas shorty. Cohiba red dot has a few tins also. The Fuente factory puts out some smaller smokes but they are in boxes and not tins. the short story is a good cigar if you like a cameroon wrapper.
  • 6clicks6clicks Posts: 34

    I I.D.'d the stick by calling Gurkha in FL. It's a Legend. It's custom made by Gurkha in that size especially for "T" cigars. I asked the people at "T" if I could get some and they didn't know what I was talking about. Pretty annoying, but I'm not dealing with them any more. I am, however going to try a tin of the G Series maduro if I can find a dealer that carries them.That's my next quest.


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