What’s the difference between a general and a warlord? After all, they’re both top-level military leaders, right? Well, a warlord is autonomous. Instead of answering to a head of state, they tend to act like sovereigns all unto themselves. They rule areas known for being difficult to control by exercising absolute authority and commanding a loyal military force. Regions run by warlords tend to have almost no path to peace, and instead are forever subject to outbreaks of violence, rebellion, and conflict.
But don’t book that trip to Africa just yet. You can meet your own warlord right here! This is the Gurkha Warlord cigar.
It’s a hefty one. It comes in a 6x60 gordo and a 6.7x60 super gordo. Don’t take this on unless you’ve eaten your Wheaties. The outer wrapper is a leathery Nicaraguan leaf, followed up by a Nicaraguan binder and a Nicaraguan filler blend (which may also contain Dominican tobacco – it’s unclear and we were too scared to ask questions of the Gurkha Warlord when faced with four armed guards staring us down while caressing the triggers of their mismatched automatics).
Light it up and face the famous fighter for flavors of pepper, leather, and espresso with cherries. Body is full, and it should give you a lot to chew on as you make your way through the smoke. Have a captive rebel spy in your tent? Reach into the oak chest with metal overlay and offer him a few puffs of his own smoke before you hand him off for interrogation.
If you dare, please browse our selection of Gurkha Warlord cigars at your leisure. Whatever you do, don’t arouse suspicion or you could find yourself in a cell as a political prisoner for the next few decades.