Gurkha Special Release Beast Description
This Gurkha Special Release Beast cigar is made in Honduras. Outside, you'll find a Costa Rican wrapper. Inside, the binder is Nicaraguan, and the filler is Honduran. This is a Gordo cigar with a length of 6.50 and a ring gauge of 60.
The Gurkha Beast cigar is one of the company’s “ultra-premium” products. These are blends that feature rare and often extensively aged tobaccos. While the Gurkha core offerings often are high quality smokes, and some of them have even been awarded by Cigar Aficionado, these ultra-premiums are built a little differently. By scouring the globe in search of the most outstanding leaves stored in aging rooms, Gurkha can serve up special smokes that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
This one is simply called “The Beast.”
(Gurkha also has a cigar called “The Beauty” that would make a nice companion smoke, but we’ll stay focused for this description.)
The outside wrapper leaf is an oily and toothy 8-year-aged Costa Rican tobacco. Inside, there’s a Dominican binder, and then a varied long-filler blend of Dominican, Honduran, and Columbian tobaccos. The aroma off the cigar can be quite spicy – don’t worry, though – this blend is quite nicely balanced. Light it up and you’ll get lush draws of medium-full bodied smoke carrying the flavors of sweet cocoa, a little red pepper, and warm cedar.
While many cigars can get monotonous as you go along, this one stays fairly steady, and then picks up in complexity a lot towards the end. The flavors really come in to bloom late in the cigar, offering an interesting development in the taste of the smoke. And because the Gurkha Beast cigar is a 6.5 x 60 gordo, you’ll have a nice long sit with this one.
Only a thousand boxes of these are made each year, and they’re really gorgeous black lacquered containers. Score one and you’ve got a handsome display piece to go along with your smokes.
Please browse our selection of Gurkha Beast cigars at your leisure.