“Gurkha Cigar Brand Steps Up as Leader in Luxury Segment”
‘If you thought that the Cubans are leading the world in brand identity with cigars, think again. Right now, the number one buzzword in the cigar industry is Gurkha.’
‘What they are selling is an exclusive experience, when you see a Gurkha band on a cigar [...]
It’s always risky to introduce a new cigar into the market. In addition to the normal new product launch challenges, there is no shortage of sticks out there today, to the point where Eddie Ortega decided not to bring anything new to shelves this year. In New York, however, the local shop where I cut [...]
Havana, Cuba (CNN) — Faced with a two-year slump in sales, Cuban cigar makers have unveiled a new weapon in the hunt for consumers: Julieta, a slim smoke made just for her.
The global recession, combined with anti-smoking laws, have put the squeeze on Cuba’s hand-rolled stogies, one of the quintessential symbols of privilege.
International sales fell [...]
$4.00 for a box of Romeo y Julieta…I’ll take that!
The Havana: Cigar of Connoisseurs DVD
Shot on location in the Cuban provinces Pinar de Rio and Havana, where socialistic workers need three to four years to produce a Havana, and in London, Madrid, and Berlin, where Havana afficionados whiff these expensive toys in forty-five minutes, this entertaining documentary takes a look at the history and [...]
Size – 4 1/2 x 42
Shape – Petit Corona
Wrapper – Cuba
Filler – Cuba
Binder – Cuba
Decent looking small cigar with a slightly soft and spongy roll. Very light tobacco aroma. Musty flavor on the prelight draw.
Very light flavors of tobacco and leather with a peppery spice nose exhale. The aftertaste is mostly woody flavors. Good [...]
Size – 4.75×50
Wrapper – USA, Lancaster
Binder – Habano DR
Filler – Nic / DR
I picked up a 4pack sampler. The wrapper is grown in Lancaster, PA so I had to give it a shot. There were a couple of large veins…one being right down the middle. Extremely firm feel. Aroma is perfume’ish and tobacco. Prelight draw [...]
Congrats to Anthony (Watchfrog) for winning the March 5 Pack Giveaway! Thanks to all who entered and be sure to keep an eye out for the next giveaway coming soon.