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Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto

These special edition perfectos are so exclusive that the Sultan of Brunei is the only customer - until now.

This limited release is truly something special. Gurkha, of course, is the brand that’s widely hailed as one of the finest handmade cigars in the world, often called the “Rolls Royce of cigars.” And with the extremely limited, Special-Edition Centurian Double-EX, they may have outdone even themselves. In fact, this was originally made for the Sultan of Brunei - a cigar so limited and exclusive that it was commissioned specifically by one of the wealthiest men in the world for his own private consumption.

These cigars are hand-rolled from exquisite Cuban-seed ligero tobaccos grown in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic, aged 8 full years, and hugged by gorgeous, dark, silky Connecticut wrappers fermented to perfection. This combination imparts a rich, very creamy taste with just the slightest hint of spice, and a mellow, pleasant, yet remarkable burst of flavor on the finish. This Perfecto shape is intriguing, a thick 60-ring perfecto that carefully tapers at both ends. Due to the demands of the tricky shape and quantity of aged tobaccos used in each cigar, only the most experienced torcedors in the factory are allowed to make the size, resulting in unerring consistency and flawless construction.

Keep in mind, the Centurian is a limited release, a collector's item.

Brandon of CI reviewed this cigar:
"I bought a mazo the moment they hit our dock (the employee discount comes in handy here!). It's only been about 4 days and I've smoked 10 of them already....I can't get enough! Here's how it unfolds: upon lighting, the draw is consistently a bit firm initially until the burn passes the small opening of the foot. Immediately thereafter the draw is very easy, very gentle. At first, the flavor is reminiscent of many of the best Cuban cigars I have ever had - slightly spicy at the beginning and relatively light. However this does not last long as the cigar continues to burn towards the thicker portion of the barrel. There is no shortage of smoke which is thick and billowy and almost yellowish in color. The flavor becomes very rich and complex and develops into a full-bodied number by the half way point. This is definitely a cigar best enjoyed in the evening, after dinner and possibly accompanied by a rich Belgian beer or perhaps a nice glass of Port. Awesome! A big quantity of these smokes will definitely find a home in my humidor. A cigar worthy of a Sultan!"

Wrapper: Connecticut - dark natural
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Cuban-seed Dominican Ligero

Size: Perfecto (6"x60)

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Centurian (Double Perfecto) (6.0"x60)12 CIGARS In Stock $360.00$150.00
MAZO OF 6 In Stock $180.00$79.95
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Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto”
"Best cigar in the world (Gurkha Centurian Double-X)"
JB of Upstate, NY
(Gurkha Centurian Double-X) This cigar is unbelievable and will simply take your breath away. This one out cubans the cubans.
AL of Aurora, IL
For those of you that have not had the privilege of smoking one of these beauties(Gurkha Centurian Double-X), I would suggest doing so. Gorgeous cigar with tremendous flavor. Yes, they are a bit pricey but these guys at CI do run some great deals on them every now and again. CI I want to thank you for your speedy service and your unbeatable deals. -D
DD of Houston, TX
I agree with JT. These are GREAT (Gurka Centurian Double-X), and had they not sold out so fast, I would have ordered more. The best of the best.
JO of Bellevue, OH
Gurkha, the name alone grabs your attention. Right off the bat, you know you have one of the best quality cigars(Gurkha Centurian) in the world. That's enough for me.
VB of San Francisco, CA
I got these (Gurkha Centurian Double-X) from the CI special and wished I had bought a lot more at that price. These are at the top of my wish list. They were smoooth, with lots of smoke and pure enjoyment. I will be watching for the next deal on these guys.
JT of Belfair, WA
I grabbed 3 of these in the 15 Fabulous Figurados sampler and I must say they don't disappoint. Like the staff review states, it's a little tight on the draw for the first 5 minutes, but once you get the foot burning it's as smooth as silk. The burn is spectacular, the ash tends not to fall off unless you force it to. For a darker wrapped smoke it's really not too strong. I'd recommend this perfecto to anyone who smokes cigars, whether your a seasoned smoker or a newbie looking to whet your palette. If I had to give it a # rating it's a solid 95!!!!
WF of Piscataway, NJ
I usually like Gurkha, however these figurados had a problem with bursting in the middle. The two I smoked had the same problem. I like my other Gurhkas, especially the small batch blend.
GG of Las Vegas, NV
I've been ordering some of your weekly and daily specials. This is by far the best you've offered (Gurkha Centurian Double-X).
JO of B, NE
Just another addition to my expanding "GURKHA" selection. The Centurian....if you happen across a better brand of cigar, please let me know. Good luck.
VB of San Francisco, CA
The best cigar (Gurkha Centurian Double - X) I've ever smoked, period. Flawless wrapper, smooth and creamy with a touch of spice. This is the smoke that all cigar makers strive for. Normally out of my price range, but thanks to the great CI 2-fer, I am able to enjoy cigar perfection! Thanks CI!
SO of Barstow, CA
One of the best Cigars I've ever had. Smooth with no hint of sharpness, just a little slice of heaven all the way to the nub. I got some of these in a sampler pack deal and am always out on the lookout for more. You simply cannot go wrong picking this cigar.
PH of Grand Forks, ND
This is one, complex, bodacious smoke! Should have ordered 4 of these instead of 1. Hopefully it will come back. never had a smoke that changed 3 times on me. Starts off mellow, picks up some nice strength, then mellows toward the end. Amazing!
RH of Peachtree City, GA
This smoke (Gurkha Centurian Double-X) is outstanding in almost every respect. The flavor and body are perfectly balanced. There is a nice spiciness there that really kicks it up a notch. This is my all time favorite. Although the price is a little steep on my type of budget. Great with a McCallans 18 yr single malt.
I of of Clovis, NM
Wow! A big, burly smoke (Gurkha Centurian Double-X). A complex blend of flavors that is simply exquisite! It's a shame they're so damn expensive (PLEASE run that special again!) - but this is one phenomenal cigar.
PD of Metairie, LA
The Gurkha Centurian, there are no other cigars!
BB of Arcadia, CA
I had my first Centurian Double Perfecto a few years ago, before I knew anything about them. It was so good that I gave one to a friend to try and he was impressed with it as well. Fast forward to today and I don't give this cigar to anyone who isn't an experienced cigar smoker and a good friend! The Centurian Double Perfecto is the best non-Cuban cigar on the market. If you do your homework, you can get some outstanding deals on these cigars in some of CI's sampler packs.
AH of Tumwater, WA
I'm NOT going to like it when this cigar is no longer available; simple as that. Typically Gurkha (Centurian), the construction is excellent and the taste marvelous. The initial draw was a bit tight and the burn required a wee bit of attention, but this cigar rates very high on my personal list. The next-to-nothing price in the 'special' made it even more special.
MC of MLeesburg, VA
I want to thank CI for putting the Gurkha Centurians on sale, These cigars are the absolute best cigar ever made. I just ordered 36 cigars today, Cant wait to get em. If you are a cigar nut like i am, You owe it to yourself to get your hands on these beauties. CI- Please keep these specials coming, I love you guys,and girls.
TD of Philadelphia, PA
Wow. These cigars (Gurkha Centurian)are excellent. Lots of flavor off the start, a nice, mellow middle and just enough flavor at the end to leave a pleasant aftertaste. Even more impressive is that my order arrieved in roughly 9 days- and I am a soldier in Iraq! Kudos CI.
RW of Ar Ramadi, AE
This cigar (Gurkha Centurian) is wonderful, a mild-medium with fantastic flavors including chocalate, nutty and a touch of spice. This is a great early morning cigar while the sun is coming up with a cup of java. Siply wonderful !!
VV of Ptampa, FL
Gurkha is the finest cigar outfit in the world! I just smoked a centurion that I had been aging for two years. It was the best, and most flavorful smoke I have ever had in my 10 years of cigar smoking. Cubans have nothing on these fine full-bodied smokes. Try any type to fit your preference and you'll be very pleased.
KF of Greenwich, CT
If you are looking for a cigar for special occasions that wont break your piggy bank then look no further (Gurkha Centurian). This is one of my favorite cigars to smoke when I am looking for something more than your average cigar but not looking to spend "too much". Great cigar that will easily last you hours. Dont light up if you only have 1 hour to smoke though or you will be late :-)
RF of Oklahoma City, OK
THANKS FOR SPOILING MY HUSBAND! HE IS IN LOVE WITH THE CENTURIAN!! I PICKED THEM UP ON A 1 DAY DEAL AND HE ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED EACH AND EVERY ONE. HE CAN'T WAIT FOR THEM TO GO ON SALE AGAIN!! (( PLEASE!!!))
LA of MILLVILLE, NJ
my good friend gave me 1 for Christmas and i LOVED IT! usually i'm not a fan of perfectos or torpedos but the tobacco more than made up for it. almost needed a roach clip to finish it off. too bad i can't afford them but it was surely a welcomed gift.
AV of Quakertown, PA
My favorite puro (Gurkha Centurian). No contest. I can't find another cigar that compares to this gem. Each puff, from start to finish, delivers amazing amounts of exquisite flavor. Smoother than silk. Sleeker than satin. Please DON'T buy this puro, I want them all.
LM of El Paso, TX
The (Gurkha Centurian) is by far the most exspensive non cuban cigar I have ever smoked. I can see why. It is a very well shaped, well rolled, and well smoked. Worth the money? That is all relative. If you can get a good deal on them then absolutely, but if you are buying them solo then you can probably get a cheaper high quality stick. The Centurian and the Gurkha Black Puro are my favorite of this brand so far. So far is the key word.
CR of Quincy, MA
I rank this as the best cigar I've ever smoked. My father, my best friend, and a co-worker, all of whom are regular cigar smokers agreed with me that this is, indeed, the best cigar they've ever smoked. It's strong, sweet, and constructed exceptionally well (a Gurkha trademark). A real treat at any price, especially CI's.
RB of Marshall, MN
Really great. What is nice about this perfecto (Gurkha Centurian) is how blatantly it changes in flavor as you smoke through the widening and narrowing girth. This cigar starts with a nice spice flavor, deepens into a rich complex medium, bordering on full bodied taste, and then mellows into a smooth satisfying finale. A unique and recognizable flavor as obvious and pleasing as some of the medium bodied Cubans. I was really surprised and delighted. A+…don’t hesitate! It is like a tasty satisfying snack.
JA of Alpine, CA
Wow gave this to my friends and boy was it a hit. Mellow to start followed by some spice and flavor then mellow till it burned my fingers. One friend set the Centurian as his new bar 9.5/10.
CC of Richardson, TX
Nice smooth smoke (Gurkha Centurian) with great flavor! Every puff brings me great joy and with CI's Absurd Ghurka Deal the price is good too.
SD of FPO, AE
I was expecting the world with this cigar but I was not fully satisfied. I love Gurkha cigars and this is a decent cigar from gurkha but not their best. First off, I had this in my humi for about three months. Idiot proof lighting but I had to relight it several times. Flavor was nice and earthy with a peppery profile. Med-Full body. Nice ash with even burn but not worth spending 13 bucks a stick. I would rather spend the money on Graycliff turbo or montecristo #2. Overall I would have to give it a 7.5 out of ten. Who knows maybe I got a bum stick. I have several more in my humi and with a little more aging they might be better.
YC of Los Angeles, CA
This cigar bombards you (Gurkha Centurian) with flavor. Puff after puff you get something new. It is definatly something you should try if you like the Gurkha lineup or are just interested in trying out a new super premium cigar. It is smooth and very flavorfull. You won't be let down with this one, especially if you are into super premiums.
CM of el nido, CA
Awesome smoke (Gurkha Centurian). Smoked the darn thing til I almost burned my upper lip...and my fingers. Definitely wanna try other Gurkha varieties.
CD of orlando, FL
The Gurkha Centurian, Hum, lets just say the Bar has been raised if you are looking for great taste, amazing aroma, but please don't take this medium body cigar lightly it will leave you a little light headed!!
AP of forestville, MD
Hey gang!Scored a few 5-packs(Gurkha Centurian) with the Pad.Miami& Graycliff Turbo with each pack,C.I. you really value your customers!The Centurian is everything Steve-O and Brand-O say they are.Smoked one the other day and this cigar just took me to another place-a good place.No need to go over the details but I must say,the last 2 inches had the strongest caramel flavor I ever had from any cigar.Will put the rest away for a long nap.K. Hansotia is an amazing craftsman-as always Thanks C.I.
RK of College Park, MD
This is one of my all time favorite smokes.... something that I must stockpile!
SH of Captial Wasteland, MD
One of my top ten. So earthy it's like smoking a handful of rich soil. The perfecto lives up to the name, I shave just a little off of the cap for the perfect draw, and the tapered foot lights up with minimal effort. Builds in flavor as it burns down past the largest section, finishes full-strength.
SN of Glen Burnie, MD
My favorite cigar. Big flavor, smooth draw, burns cool. Beautiful construction. Just about perfect.
DH of Royal Oak, MI
just received a centurian 5 pack from the daily deal. couldnt wait to smoke one. The draw was very hard and i had to puff like a mad man to keep it lit. had to touch up the burn a bit. other that that i liked the cigar and everything was good. Im going to let them rest in my humi for a couple of months and see if it helps.
CH of Brazil, IN
Absolutely exquisite! After 6-9 months rest in the humidor this stick is amazing. Perfectly constructed, traditional shape and flavor, and with CI pricing it is a great smoke. Strong but manageable and enjoyable.
DS of Jacksonville, FL
A well made cigar that filled my mouth with smoke on every draw. However, I make no excuse for my likes and dislikes since were all not the same. This cigar came in a sampler pack that I purchased, and I was glad to have the chance to smoke one. That being said, while the cigar is a masterpiece in it's construction. It is not one I would purchase per pack, box, or only one. This is not a smooth smoke no matter what any one tells you, unless your definition of smooth is a strong robust cigar. The 12 pack of Gurkha Empires I purchased, are as strong as I like a cigar to be. The Centurian packs a much harder punch, but I smoke it all the way down just because I am not going to throw the money away that I spent on them. If you want a well made, full of smoke in each draw, full bodied cigar, then this one is for you. For those that stay on the moderate to the edge of robust, but the Oliva G instead.
DM of Taylor, MI
I have to say, this was an impressive and flavorful smoke. Purchased these as part of the Flawess Figurados sampler and smoked one after a week in the 'dor. Was very disappointed that the first stick arrived with the wrapper completely unraveled - something I'd expect from a much cheaper stick. For the price I think this is inexcusable. The second stick was better constructed though the burn was uneven at times. Still, I'd have to rate this as one of the best cigars I've smoked.
AH of New York, NY
I recently bought the Gurkha Gorge-Fest for the second time, which is a fantastic promotion and hope it stays around for a long time. I ordered the Centurion in the first batch, and it instantly became my number one favorite!! Just got in my second Gorge Fest order..bought three new cigars I had never tried before, but the first one to burn had to be the Centurion, and it certainly disappoint me. I plan for this to be my regular Saturday night and special occassion cigar.
BW of College Station, TX
Just got my centurion's in today. I must say I was a little disappointed when the wrapper came apart about 1/3 the way through. A very good cigar I'm hoping that the wrappers just dried out during shipping. Kicked the humidor up some to see if it softens the wrapper up a bit. Other than that, a mighty fine cigar that will be stocked if the wrappers don't keep falling apart.
CG of Hobbs, NM
I tried my first Centurian this evening while enjoying 3 fingers of Makers Mark and a beer. I have to say I was disapointed, It did not light very well at first I had to cut the cigar back a bit then I got a decent light and acually a decent smoke for about 30 minute then it started to burn poorly and got a bit harsh, I normally enjoy a milder cigar but this one was acually pretty good untill about half way through then it tanked. I have 5 more to try out so hopefully this was just fluke and the rest will change my opinion.
TC of Colchester, CT
Bought a few of these recently and had my first one today and WOW! This cigar is absolutely perfect from start to finish. I found myself having a hard time putting it down even though there was literally nothing left to smoke. Great cigar and even greater flavor. Glad I bought a few and will definitely be stocking up on these.
DC of DYESS AFB, TX
Greatest cigar ever made. From the mild start to the ever flavorful center to the robust finish. What an experience.
MM of VERONA, WI
I'm not usually one to write reviews....but I bought this double perfecto as a part of a 5 star sampler pack and I have to say, out of the CAOs and Toranos and this being the first Gurkha that I've smoked of the batch of 15 that I bought, Centurian has done away with the competition. I'm in the midst of sampling and seeking a cigar that I can feel proud to buy in bulk and though I'm not done with my samplers, I have to say, this one sent me to my computer simply so that I could write this review.... I'm astounded to say the least. CI, I thank you from the bottom of my charred lungs... The smoke had some flavor to it of which I cannot describe, but the after taste is still lingering. The burn was strategically even and I was enjoying it so much. that I just so happened to smoke it TOO slow, causing me to have to relight twice, but I can't complain a bit. I've never chewed on the end of a cigar before, but prior to putting it down, I took a bite out of the end just to savor the flavor one last time... (that's not to mention that I could not keep myself from gnawing on it from time to time during the process...) I don't know how I'll afford it, but I'm definitely stocking my humidor with some of these delectable beauties (Gurkha Centurian Double Perfectos) sometime in my near future, even if I have to conjure the money up out of thin air... They're just that enjoyable... Not just good... ENJOYABLE...
EW of Bartow, GA
These are legitimately great! Probably the best Gurkha I've had. As pretty of a cigar as you'll find - perfecto shape and reddish wrapper. Excellent draw, good construction, and terrific and slightly sweet flavor. Really hope these end up being regular production instead of a limited release.
SR of WAVERLY, IL
Found this cigar in my Gurkha sampler pack and WOW, it takes your breath away from start to finish! Remember..."Life is too short to smoke cheap cigars !"....
JL of New Athens, IL
Was given one of these by a guy in my unit not knowing how it would be. When I smoked it I thought it was one of the best cigars I have smoked. We sat out after a long day of work and smoked. Didn't want to put it down.
DB of collierville, TN
Simply put; at retail, not a chance, at CI's great discounts, you bet. Keep your eyes open for deals because you know these dudes will have them.
RN of Saint Paul, MN
Gurkha Centurian double perfecto is a mild to medium bodied smoke. Flavors are a one dimensional creamy light tobacco, leather, and hints of nutmeg here and there. Construction has been a hit or miss with times of plenty relights and touch ups. Finish is semi long. I rate it a 89 when it's flawless, and a 84 when it is problematic. Overall, I'd take the 125th Anniversary over the Centurian.
VF of margate, FL
The sultan of Brunei must have more money then brains. A guy can find a better smoke at half the price all over this website.
RN of Saint Paul, MN
Another internet Gurkha Double Perfecto special deal...You Guys are killing me! I Love these things. Im pretty sure there is enough room in the Humi right next to the San Cristabols. you guys are awesome! Thanks
JS of OCEANSIDE, CA
Wow! Wow! Wow! To say this is a fine cigar is an understatement. I have not smoked a finer cigar since the Habano Partagas Series D and that cigar is a blockbuster from Cuba. This cigar is a titanic and if you have smoked many cigars you will extremely impressed. Right out of the box this was special. I can't even imagine what a cedar nap will do for these bad boys. At 30.00 a cigar well it's still worth it for a special occasion but for the outstanding price of 15 for 50.00 it's like getting a Lamborghini for a Hyundai price tag. Hide these from the neighbors. You will smoke it until you burn your fingers and then shed a tear that there's not more.
CO of KINGS PARK, NY
I bought these in a special sale several months ago. One of the best cigars I have had. When I went back to order more at the regular price I nearly choked at the cost. After several more months they have come back on sale. When you can save a $100 bucks over the CI regular low price you know you are getting a good deal and a good smoke. I got three bundles of 15 and will regret not getting more.
RG of Santa Maria, CA
Ok, so the last Gurkha I had was a Gurkha Beauty. A very mild cigar that did not impress me in the least. I just tried the Centurian and I have to admit I really like the bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. The only problem I would say is the same thing one other person had written. The Cigar felt soft in the middle before lighting. It started tunneling right before the soft line down the middle (Which I anticipated). I was worried that it might ruin the burn and I would have to toss the cigar before the halfway point. I was wrong. I touched it up and the problem fixed itself. At that point the wrap started to undo itself as I smoked the cigar down but never unraveled to where it ruined the smoke or the flavor. I did not have to baby the wrap but it was still undoing itself as the ash moved on. Overall I give the cigar a 9/10 in flavor (Although I would have preferred a little sweetness). Construction I would say maybe a 6/10. For a high end cigar there is absolutely no excuse for this. In this case being that I have seen other reviews with the same problem I will prefer to just stay away from this cigar. I would not turn one down though if someone offered me one^^(I love coffee and chocolate flavors). I don't mind paying a high price for a well constructed good flavor cigar.
MB of Gaylord, MI
Just had the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto for the first time and I have to say it lived up to description and more. Once again I did not want to toss the little nub that was left at the end of the cigar. This is right up there with the best I have enjoyed from CI. "go get them people"
PB of Springfield, MA
I was wary of the hype, but I have to admit the Centurian lived up to its reputation. The creamy flavor was absolutely delicious - I couldn't put it down. I considered stopping when there was one inch left, but couldn't do it - I kept smoking until I couldn't hold it any longer, with my fingers burning and the draw so hot it singed my lips. Limited edition? I'm stocking up!
WB of virginia beach, VA
i have tried a pack of these centurians along with other gurkha stogies and i can this about all gurkhas i have smoked. they unravel and split easily, and have never had one that didn't burn evenly. any sampler pack that has a gurkha in it i ignore. don't say you weren't warned.
RC of warren, PA
Man O' Man these cigars are awesome smokes. I go gaga over them. Mind blowing to say the least. Could very well be the best cigar I have ever smoked hands down! I know you will love them too.
GP of Lake George, NY
This is the best cigar I have had in a long time. The flavor and draw are incredible!!
TJ of Vista, CA
In my opinion these should be dry boxed for a day before smoking, reason why? When I first received them from CI I smoked one right out the box and it had no none nada pulling problems it was perfect from the first light down to the nub. Can't believe the price I got them, I just got to looking at the website and their back to full price again, neways great cigar great price.
JL of Saugus, MA
Don't have a sophisticated-enough palate to detect all those exotic flavors like some guys can, just know it TASTES GOOD! Has the thinnest wrapper burn line I've ever seen, which I understand means it's the very finest tobacco. And since I was lucky enough to get them as a Daily Deal, only had to pay about 67 cents/in.($3.99/6) vs. $2.50/in.($15/6) at full price. Perfect draw down to the tiniest nub. just before my moustache would go up in flames!
WS of COLLEGEVILLE, PA
Don't have a sophisticated enough palate to detect all those exotic flavors like some guys can, just know it TASTES GOOD! Has a nice thin burn line on the wrapper which I understand means that it's very fine tobacco. And a perfect draw down to the tiniest of nubs, to just before my moustache would go up in flames! And lucky enough to purchase a Daily Deal 12 pack with great savings from the regular price.
WS of COLLEGEVILLE, PA
Amazing cigar. Beautiful wrapper and very pleasant aroma. Taste of wood and cream at the start, becoming strong about 1/3 of the way in. A little spice at the half way point. Plenty of smoke throughout. Somewhat uneven burn, but not enough to be an issue. Great taste all the way around. I can not describe the taste at the end. Unlike any other cigar I have smoked. Very pleased.
JH of Austin, AR
It's not just a smoke, it's like a holiday. It blooms into a full smoke with the best of Gurkha flavors.
HS of Pierre, SD
Great item. This is an order that I made because I bought the Gurkha Gorge-fest sampler and got six of these puppies. They were so so tasty that I had to go out and get more. So even before finishing the original six, I bought another twelve for safe keeping. Highly enjoyed, highly recommended.
SG of Marshfield, MA

Gurkha Centurian

Posted by Brandon S
I reviewed this fine smoke some time back before we started "formally" reviewing cigars and I have to tell you, it's as good if not better than the very first one I ever tried. After speaking with Kaizad Hansotia (founder and blender behind Gurkha cigars) I was nearly foaming at the mouth to get my hands on one. In fact, the very moment these arrived at our warehouse I was opening boxes to find them and claimed the very first canister I came across as my own! That was nearly 3 years ago and since then I have lost track of how many Gurkha Centurians I have had the pleasure of enjoying.

So, why would I write another review on this cigar after 3 years? I'm glad you asked and better still, I'm going to tell you...

Over the years I've tried many "new releases" that were excellent cigars and I'm sure you feel the same way. The trouble is that often after the lot of tobacco used to create that first batch has been depleted, the factories and blenders are left with the daunting task of producing the cigar again the following year with different tobaccos while maintaining the strength and flavor of the prior year's blend. This often leads to disappointment because subsequent batches lose that something special that was in the blend the first time out. Not so with the Centurian! No way, no how, no doubt about it! Each and every Centurian that I have enjoyed from that very first to today is perfectly consistent in every way, from the burn to the construction to the intense Cuban-esque flavor that each imparts. Mild off the start with a hint of spiciness, the Centurian slowly builds into a full-bodied and full-flavored cigar with a complexity and richness that rivals even the most sought after Cuban cigars. Year over year you won't find that kind of consistency in any Cuban cigar these days. Sure the price isn't anything to sneeze at but if quality, consistency and a superior blend of tobacco is what you’re after, look no further because your search is over!

Gurkha Centurian

Posted by Steve R
The Gurkha Centurian is not your every day cigar. Rather, it’s a special cigar for a special day. Let’s be honest, how often do you get the chance to enjoy a $30 cigar that was made exclusively for the Sultan of Brunei? In case you're wondering, Brunei Darussalam is an oil-rich country located in the island of Borneo, and the Sultan is not just the Sultan, he's also the country’s Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Finance Minster, aside from being one of the richest men alive.

To me, The Centurian is a must-have cigar, so I have a canister full of Centurians on hand - each is waiting its turn for a special day. Unless you overslept, last weekend was New Years, a perfect time to break open the canister and enjoy one of my all-time favorites. You can’t say enough about the look of this perfecto - a solid, 60 ring gauge double torpedo that’s packed with aged Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers and sports a flawless Connecticut wrapper leaf that’s silky to the touch. Upon lighting a full-flavored burst of spice and rich earthiness shifts my palate into overdrive. After my first few puffs my only thought is Cuban Bolivar. The rich Cuban-like earthiness put forth by this cigar is so smooth that I hardly notice the underlying strength that creeps on me. Word to the wise, do not smoke this while operating heavy machinery, on an empty stomach, pregnant or a few drinks over the limit. As the cigar enters its thickest point, it tends to mellow a bit, but continues to deliver a potpourri of flavor. Spicy, woody, earthy, toasty, rich, but always smooth. But give it time. Just as I start to recover from the mild buzz, the cigar begins to taper into a full-bodied finish that’s loaded with creamy spice, giving new meaning to the phrase “go out with a bang”. Eventful from start to finish.

Gurkha’s Centurian is the reason why we become an enthusiast of fine cigars. Enjoying a cigar is a moment we look forward to and make plans for. Because of this, we are often disappointed, making the satisfaction of enjoying a perfect cigar, at the perfect time, much more meaningful. This cigar is an experience that I will continue to make plans for.