Any day you had to fight the Gurkhas was a bad day to be on the battlefield. These Nepalese soldiers of legend were renowned for their never ending courage and primal ferocity in combat. They exemplified the Spartan ideal of returning “with your shield or on it.” Fearful retreat was just not in their mindset. Even to this day, you can still find the occasional news snippet about ongoing conflict in their home region where modern Gurkhas are demonstrating that pride never dies.
So here we have the Gurkha Ancient Warrior cigar, doubly honoring the namesake of this prolific cigar company.
This is a cigar with a pretty long track record. For over a decade it’s been a favorite of many, thanks in part to its super dark and oily Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. This tobacco varietal has powered many popular blends, including the top-rated Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9. It’s got a great pedigree and brings exotic and satisfying flavor to any cigar using it. Inside the potent wrapper is a Nicaraguan binder, and then a long-filler blend containing Columbian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos. It’s a big-time mix.
Hold the flame to it for a good count and get it lit up. You’ll be treated to medium to full-bodied smoke with the flavors of dark earth, cedar, and delicate sweetness. Puff along and enjoy things as they develop – there’s plenty going on and more than enough to keep your palate busy while you go from foot to head.
Please browse our selection of Gurkha Ancient Warrior cigars at your leisure.