Gurkha Classic Havana
But it’s not built how you might expect – it isn’t all Habano seed grown as close to Cuba as possible. Instead, it’s a blend that stands on its own, trying to bring in the spice and earthiness that old Cuban smokes were known for. The Nicaraguan tobacco is probably something you could have guessed would be in the Gurkha Classic Havana cigar. The Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, though? Raise your hand if you saw that one coming.
The smoke comes out with delicious flavor, led by black pepper and supported by a core of earthy and sweet chocolate flavors. Even for a Maduro, this one has a nice kiss of sugar in the flavor profile. Even if you don’t think of that as classic Havana, you’d probably agree that it’s a good puff regardless.
Gurkha Classic Havana cigars are made under the banner of founder K. Hansotia’s East India Trading Company. To say that this is a historic trademark is the understatement of the century. There was a time when that company, founded in the 1600s, eventually managed about half of global trade as master of the seas. It also ruled India from 1757 to 1858 prior to the establishment of crown rule and the British Raj. And now, it’s resurrected in the cigar industry, with each smoke swirl reminding us of the ghosts of the past.
Want a cigar doing a capable impersonation of a traditional Cuban? Gurkha’s serving it up here in a tasty format that we’d happily smoke without any of the branding. You just can’t go wrong with high-quality Nicaraguan tobacco and that irresistible Mexican San Andrés wrapper.
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Gurkha Classic Havana FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Black pepper, earth, sweet chocolate.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Gurkha Classic Havana cigars are for those who want a blend that is made with traditional flavor profiles in mind, or at least the maduro version of that.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
This one is tasty. We’re taking it down to the end.
What’s a good pairing with it?
You can’t go wrong with a Cuba Libre here, also known as a rum and coke.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you want a cigar that’s not flashy and that holds down a core flavor profile that’s always in style.
We’d love some Cubans to smoke to compare it to.