If someone passed you an unidentified hand rolled smokable at a concert, would you take a drag? What if that person was Gurkha owner Kaizad Hansotia, and he was offering a cigar of some kind? Perhaps now the offer looks a bit more inviting?
That’s what you get with the Gurkha Cask Blend. Honestly, we’re not totally sure what’s in it. Well, we know it’s tobacco, but we don’t really know exactly where it was grown or what kind it is. Some outlets online report that the cover leaf is a Nicaraguan Habano. We’re not sure if that’s accurate. The blend is simply described as “proprietary” by Gurkha.
It’s rolled in the Dominican Republic, and only those who put it together know for sure what goes into the Gurkha Cask Blend cigar. Actually, maybe even those folks don’t know the origin of the leaves they’re using. How many levels are there to this thing? Does anyone know what’s in the Cask Blend, or is it some kind of spooky conspiracy?
Here’s what we do know: it’s nice tobacco. Light one up and you’ll get mild-medium body smoke with the flavors of bitter dark chocolate, cedar, roasted peanuts, and sweet spice. And hopefully you like it, because these things come in crates of 200! So unless you’re 1) a downright fiend for mysterious Gurkha cigars, 2) in charge of getting cigars for a frat that hosts nightly poker tournaments, or 3) planning to play Cigar Claus and hand out cigars at Christmas time, you need to watch the zeroes when you’re buying in bulk.
The Gurkha Cask Blend cigar: tobacco from… somewhere. A lot of it.