If you’d seen the Gurkhas in action at any point in history, you might have called them evil. But it’s possible to confuse ferocious with evil, and that’s a...
If you’d seen the Gurkhas in action at any point in history, you might have called them evil. But it’s possible to confuse ferocious with evil, and that’s a much better way to describe the legendary Nepalese soldiers renowned for their fearlessness and fighting skill. Those who had to deal with them on the battlefield often wound up respecting them afterward – there really was no way to avoid it. And this isn’t just historical – even to this day, the Gurkhas are still showing valor on the battlefield.
So look at this cigar the same way. The Gurkha Evil is strong, potent, and a touch ferocious. We’d forgive you for thinking of it as evil.
The outer leaf is a Shade-grown Brazilian Mata Fina Wrapper. It’s rustic and hearty like the Gurkhas themselves, far from those smooth and refined leaves you might find on a sophisticated Davidoff smoke. Inside, you’ll get a Dominican Binder and a Nicaraguan filler. The result is a powerful, full-bodied cigar, with the flavors of pepper and wood, earth, roasted nuts, and an intriguing floral finish that got 90 points from the chimneys over at Cigar Aficionado.
There are some vices that are both potent and evil. A bottle of 151, for example, is pure evil. A ghost pepper, even for people who love spice, is definitely evil. But the Gurkha Evil, we have to say, doesn’t deliver on the name, and that’s a good thing. This is a strong and tasty smoke – just be sure that you’re in the mood for something that doesn’t pull its punches.
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