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Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Sale

Hmm....I wonder why it’s called Shaggy.

If you were guessing the Gurkha Shaggy got its name from its shaggy foot, then you are spot on. If you were thinking about Scooby-Doo....we might have a problem. The Gurkha Shaggy is a very distinctive cigar from the creative mind of K. Hansotia. Besides the noticeably exposed foot, the Shaggy utilizes a balanced recipe of vintage tobaccos. Bursting from within awaits 5-year old Dominican long-fillers and binder. Resting atop this aged core is an enticing chocolaty-brown 8-year old Dominican wrapper. Upon toasting the rugged foot, the binder and filler provide an insightful experience as to the taste of a cigar sans its wrapper. (Truly very unique if you have yet to experience it.) As the burn reaches the wrapper, warm smoke swarms the palate engulfing the senses as smooth notes of tobacco, oak, spice, and a hint of vanilla round out this medium-bodied treat. Not your normal Gurkha, heck – not your normal cigar, the Shaggy is a must try.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Imperial Presidente (8.5"x52)
MAZO OF 15 In Stock $188.00 $29.99
Overall Rating 4.06 out of 5 Based on 111 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Vintage Shaggy”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
58
4 out of 5
4 Star
23
3 out of 5
3 Star
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2 out of 5
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Showing 1-50 of 145 Reviews
4 out of 5
Great cigar
Great Cigar at an affordable price.
4 out of 5
good
good
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars for the price
I have been smoking cigars on special occasion for the last 20+ yrs and I have tried many kinds and types and I can say that this was a very good buy looking at the good quality of the cigars with very good pricing. Keep up the good job, thank you. :-)
4 out of 5
Good
I like it! I think this is a pretty solid stogie.
1 out of 5
Horrible
Cigarette disguised as a cigar.....................BAD LOUSY HORRIBLE. First one could not even draw....so TIGHT, 2nd one set off the smoke detector in my house ....burns like a cigarette...smoke all over the place.....will never buy again. Maybe its the shag...maybe its just a bad cigar ...I would comment about the taste...........if I could only find it
5 out of 5
Pleased
Great burn and flavor,huge cigar that lasts a long time
2 out of 5
Smoked Ok, Boring and lacking in flavor.
The shaggy foot seems pointless, but once past it the cigar smoked fine. I can't complain about the construction but the cigar had no flavor the entire length of it. I kept hoping for something to happen but it was just a plain boring cigar. If you just want something to stick in your mouth and smoke and aren't in the least worried about the taste, then these might be a good choice.
5 out of 5
received
mild and long lasting
4 out of 5
Good cigar!
Just a good all around cigar!
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial Presidente
Transaction was smooth. The cigars look great. Haven't smoked any as just adding to my collection.
5 out of 5
Presidente
Excellent cigar, even burn, smooth with good flavor. would buy them again
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great cigar all a round love the size wonderfull Smoke great taste. Add it to my favorites.
3 out of 5
Would consider in a different ringsize.
These cigars were okay. Not the best Gurkha in this ring size and length.
1 out of 5
Save your money
Not very good.
4 out of 5
Good cigar, too long
I really enjoyed the great taste, especially the expression finish , but the sticks were too long for my humidor which made them a chore to keep fresh.
3 out of 5
A good smoke
I have smoked 3 of the cigars at this time and so far they are a good smoke.
2 out of 5
Poorly constructed. Wrapper thin and
Poorly constructed. Wrapper thin and dry. 4 out of 10 had very poor draw.
3 out of 5
A bit dry
A bit dry
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy
Great cigar but please keep the prices low can't afford expensive cigars.👌
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Hey Scooby, Shaggy never tasted so good!!!
Better than a scooby snack. These sticks are long on flavor and time. Nice to sit and relax with a strong beverage!!!
5 out of 5
Best buy for your dollar
I thoroughlyenjoy this smoke while watching football. A good adult beverage and a fine smoke nothing better. It turns evenly and smooth.
4 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great Cigar but had a few with draw problems kinda tight.
5 out of 5
All day stick
The grand presidente is cigar that takes dedication lol.the gurka vintage shaggy is an enjoyable smoke,it burns well the flavour profile is qyite nice. There is cocoa, abit of pepper towards the end and aged leather through out. I will be purchasing these again
5 out of 5
Great at this price
This isn't a Padron but at this price it rates 5 stars.
5 out of 5
One heck of a Cigar !
One of the best cigars I've ever smoked. Great Length, great ring size,no tongue burn . Draw is a little tight because it is wound tight, but I can deal with that because it taste so good. Would recommend . It is also the most cigar for the price that I have purchased since buying from CI.
3 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial Presidente
Not as good as I had hoped. Bland taste, hard draw, disappointed in them. They do burn evenly and do not fall apart. Will not purchase again .
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial Presidente
Enjoyed them so much I ordered another 30 the following week! Believe it will even help the golf game....LOL
3 out of 5
so....so ...cigar
not so tasty.....some hard drawing.....i've had better cheap dominicans..wouldn't buy again
4 out of 5
Zoinks Scoob, this is a tasty smoke!!
Flavor was good... the unwrapped portion of the end produces a very thin and tasty smoke that is unlike anything I have ever had. I bought a mazo of the Imperial Presidente size, and while they are visually appealing, the few that I have smoked so far have been rolled a little too tight, resulting in a difficult draw. For the ridiculous discount I paid for these with CI, I still think it was totally worth it. If anything, get some of these to hand out to your free-loader friends whose eyes will be as large as saucers when the pick up the 8.5" monster of a smoke. Just buy them and try em, you won't regret it.
4 out of 5
el Mono Borracho
I felt like Castro smoking these! A nice burn, with a big ring. A little bite on the ending.... not too heavy duty! Glad I got them for this last fishing trip.
5 out of 5
Wow! a great Smoke
I have smoked many Gurkha's and saw these and figured I give them a try, i was not disappointed, have shared a few with some friends. I have found that they burn smooth and don't burn too hot even to the end. Great two hour smoke.
4 out of 5
Gurha review 1
Construction was good Size was perfect as well as the taste. The only issues were a difficult draw at times and a tendency to canoe
5 out of 5
Great Gurkha, for great price
A nice Gurkha smoke, with the shaggy foot makes it unique. Nice smoke with a tinge of sharp that gives it its medium strength. Have smoked 75+ of them, and that says a lot.
4 out of 5
Shaggy ghurkas
Pretty good smoke need to be sold bundle of twenty for the same price.
5 out of 5
Perfect.
It takes me two bourbons to get through one. Perfect!
5 out of 5
Nice Campfire Cigar
Has a nice evening draw and his hearty but not too strong.
5 out of 5
Best deal ever
Best deal ever couldn't pass these up
5 out of 5
great
Long smoking
2 out of 5
Gurkha Shaggy
Not as great as the others and its too long to fit in any portable humidors
5 out of 5
Nice Smoke
These are a nice cigar to smoke, smooth and draw well.
4 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial President Cigar Review
I like the texture of those Cigars and looking forward to smoke this cigar.
4 out of 5
Good
Good construction.
5 out of 5
Sales
Great cigar
3 out of 5
Ok cigar
OK cigar but not great. Glad I tried it. Would not buy it again. Little bit harsh on the throat
3 out of 5
Not bad
The cigars where not bad but I don't think I would get them again.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Like the flavor of the Shaggy models, have tried 2 sizes and enjoy them tremendously.
2 out of 5
Plugged!!!
I purchased 30 of these and many were plugged and not smokable
5 out of 5
Fantastic
Wonderful cigar for a long haul. Perfect for my son's baseball games. Good flavor throughout the smoke. I get about 70 minutes of cigar pleasure
1 out of 5
this comes apart
if you enjoy a cigar that comes apart this is the one
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial Presidente
Very good smoke for value!!!!
5 out of 5
Unexpectedly Nice Smoke
Mild medium treat, well made, smooth
5 out of 5
Exactly what I wanted
I love Gurkha and saw these extra long size for the perfect ending of a day. Smoke half before dinner and half after. Great price too.
4 out of 5
Great value!
I gave up my La Finca, Grande Finca for this cigar. Much more flavor and consistency in construction. A great price point for an every-day smoke!
3 out of 5
you get what you pay for
works for a daily smoke
4 out of 5
Consistently good cigar.
Vintage Shaggy is rolled well with an even burn. As with most Gurkha cigars I am satisfied.
5 out of 5
Smooth draw, rich full flavour,
Smooth draw, rich full flavour, burns beautifully
5 out of 5
Good job CI
Good cigars in excellent price..
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy is a
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy is a great smoke!
2 out of 5
NOT WHAT I EXPECTED!!
BAD QUALITY,NOT SMOKEABLE!!
5 out of 5
nice
Good flavor; nice long cigar for an enjoyably long smoke.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy
One of the best cigars I have smoked
5 out of 5
The big one
I don't often smoke cigars..but when I do..I prefer a long one...smoke up my amigos
4 out of 5
Darn good everyday smoke!
I'm not sure why there's a lot of negative reviews regarding this cigar. I'm not sure exactly how many times I've ordered this particular cigar, but I know it's probably about my 5th time. I'm a pretty big Gurkha fan and cigars have lived up to my expectations time and time again.
4 out of 5
Tasty
Clean burning, silky smooth
1 out of 5
Would not buy this cigar again
Did not meet my expectations , did not burn very well , weak smoke out out and taste
1 out of 5
Cheap cigar
Smokes like a cheap cigar. Feels like a cheap cigar. Cuts like a cheap cigar.
5 out of 5
Very smooth and easy burn! One of my favorites!
Very smooth and easy burn! Great on the golf course!
5 out of 5
Great golf cigar
The cigar lasts for quite a few holes, but it is not so overpowering that you have to sit to smoke. Great flavor, good draw, worth it
5 out of 5
Very impressive
Very impressive
3 out of 5
Very Happy
My Husband was very pleased with them He shared them with his friend at his 50th Birthday party...they all enjoyed them
5 out of 5
Mail service
Mail service great
3 out of 5
Great Everyday cigar
Though good as an everyday 'gar, I was surprised at what seemed "less-than-Ghurka' quality construction & burn. Good flavor and a long burn time make up for that when you factor everything in, though.
3 out of 5
Just OK
I love Gurkha's for the most part but these were less then impressive and I will not order again.
3 out of 5
Shaggy
Good value for the buck
4 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Review
I give this Cigar a 4 Star Rating ‼️
2 out of 5
First box was OK. Second
First box was OK. Second box rappers came loose on eight out of 10 cigars.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial Presidente
A wonderfully smooth, mild cigar from start to finish!
3 out of 5
Difficult draw
I received these cigars about 10 days ago and was excited to get them. My first smoke was really terrible. No matter what I did, a second and then third cut, I wasn't able to get the cigar to properly draw. On my second attempt, the cigar drew well, was tasty, interesting and pleasurable. I have not as yet tried a third smoke and hope it is like the second, not the first.
5 out of 5
Outstanding smoke! One of my
Outstanding smoke! One of my favorites.
2 out of 5
A mistake
If one cut the first inch off the foot then the cigar moves up to a "fair" status. I would not be likely to purchase them again.
5 out of 5
Best Store!
Since I out about Cigar international. I don’t buy cigars from anywhere else!
1 out of 5
Loose
Very loose do not burn well
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Excellent smokes well
5 star excellent buy
5 out of 5
Vintage Shag
Truly, indeed a great smoke. Blended very nicely with 12yr old scotch.
5 out of 5
gurkha vintage shaggy
great smoke for the money, little hard draw from the start, good smoke to end
5 out of 5
Great quality Presidente for the buck!
This Gurkha Shaggy Imperial Presidente is a very smooth, great burn, with mild to medium taste. One of my favorite smokes for the buck!
5 out of 5
Good cigar - Presidential
Big cigar, nice taste burned even
3 out of 5
not the same
These are not the same as the first ones I bought. Taste ,smoothness , and a smoke ability that is different.
1 out of 5
Disappointing
I am a huge Gurkha fan but this one misses the mark in my opinion. It's flavorless, it draws really hard (I know people are going to say well yeah because it's a foot long but that's not it) and doesn't burn even. I now have 17 of these left and I plan on keeping it that way. I won't buy these ever again and I don't plan on smoking the ones I have left. Gurkha has way better for less money.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Imperial Presidente
Never heard of this Gurkha cigar until ordered and it was very good and I recommend it to all Cigar International fellow customers to give it a try.
5 out of 5
Very smooth cigar one of
Very smooth cigar one of my personal favorites.
4 out of 5
shaggy rocks!
Great cigars and flavor galore. I've had one or two that were a bit tough to keep lit but probably due to the length of these things. The shaggy foot always gives a nice even start up and burn. Thanks CI!
4 out of 5
My Go-To daily smoke
Incredible full, round, flavor at an even more incredible price. Construction is a little inconsistent.
4 out of 5
very mellow
They are a very mellow, to the mouth. Enjoyable.
4 out of 5
Smooth long draw
Chocolate
5 out of 5
Good smoke for the price
For the price this a very enjoyable long lasting cigar, wrapper didn't come undone for me. The binder only part started out kind of woody and leathery but once you hit the wrapper it turned to creamy and pleasant smoke.
5 out of 5
Always great
Great cigars, great service! Always a pleasure
5 out of 5
Love Gurkha
Gurkha is like Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Great ingredients, Lot's of flavors. So much to enjoy.
5 out of 5
Nice balance/Uneven construction
It has a nice balance of light and richness. The construction was uneven. A couple had a very hard draw.
3 out of 5
Nice cigar, some are rolled VERY tight
Great looking cigar, very large size! You can't really go wrong with a Gurkha! The Imperial Presidente is so long that you could almost cut them in half and get two smokes out of one cigar. Good flavor, will hold a LONG ash. I'd buy again but I guess I need one of those poker things to fix the tight-rolled ones. I'm only giving three stars because half-way thru the bundle of 15, three or four have been rolled so tightly that my cheeks get sore trying to draw thru them. As at least one other reviewer said, they sometimes start burning off-center.
5 out of 5
Make Your Own 2'fer.
I found that the very long preidentes draw like a golf ball through a garden hose. So I began cutting the cigars in half. Voila! A superb, multi-flavored smoke. Plus you get two, albeit shortened, smoking pleasures for the price of one.
3 out of 5
Good Flavor, Bad Construction
This stick had a very enjoyable flavor to it. However, out of the handful I have had, only one of them burned correctly. Most of them corrected themselves while smoking, but it still took a lot of the enjoyment out of it.
4 out of 5
Great Taste
I really enjoyed these already ordered more.
5 out of 5
Good price Fast delivery
These are good Cigars at a good price
5 out of 5
love them, great value
best value for a great tasting presidente. The shaggy foot lights hot and easy so you're never fighting it. I'll keep ordering
5 out of 5
Very satisfied
The deliveries are always on time and the quality is always excellent. My friends are always enjoying the quality of the cigars. I always enjoy your cigars with a nice bourbon on the rocks.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars, Great Price
I have enjoyed all the cigars I have tried through Cigars International and have a list of personal favorites. I really like the specials that allow me to try the big money cigars at an affordable price. This lets me try other brands that I have not been willing to pay the big cigar store price for. My son now buys cigars from cigars international and we can trade what we have and this makes it even easier to try more brands to find our favorites. I am hooked and will buy my cigars from no one else. Thanks guys!
4 out of 5
Good value
Good value
5 out of 5
Gurkha vintage shaggy
This is my go to cigar when I need to take a break and just relax or injoy a day fishing. A nice medium smoke that lasts a good long while. A great cigar to smoke down to the nub.
Customer Testimonials
Excellent smooth, mild taste. Great cigar.
Very nice, very smooth.
While I'm not a big Gurkha fan, I do like the Vintage 2001 Shaggy. I don't care about the "shaggy" part. I like the blend of the Vintage 2001. It's a good smoke with good flavors. I liked it enough to buy a mazo of lanceros.
What a great value. I have only had the lancero, but after my second one, there is no doubt that it is easily worth the modest price I paid. Nice even burning with a super easy draw and volumes of flavorful smoke right to the very end.
This is my favorite everyday cigar. Leave them in your herf for a week or more and they are a great shop or fishing cigar. Not too bold, but just right to chew and smoke while working or having fun. Great flavor, good draw; I just can't get enough of these guys. Now you need to know it's not a sit back with your buddies and drink cigar, but a great stick for everything else and at a good price.
Hands down legit. I got the Shaggy in a sampler with the Warlord and Beauty, but this is unique and perfectly complimented the vacation!
Mild tasting without a bite. Excellent after dinner or evening cigar.
Ok cigar. Did not draw too well and burned very quickly. I would stick with the larger ring size in the future.
Decent cigar but not my favorite from Gurkha. Nothing bad to say but nothing spectacular either. I smoked the Lancero this time one of my favorite sizes. I love Gurkha in general but I wasn't impressed with this stick. For the money it was good!
Its good. Really smooth, kinda one dimensional throughout in terms of taste. Stays cool for most of the cigar which is uncommon for me because im a fast smoker. All and all my kind of cigar. Only issue is with the shaggy part. Why they just didnt cut it off is a mystery to me.
I am not one to wax philosophical and explain notes, draw etc. but, I know tobacco intimately, and this was d@mn weird and very d@mn good. Thanks customer service for reminding me what exact name it was so I can order many more. Great addition, and just do it, makes for unique night and great gift with the shag.
I wasn't realy real happy with these. Not much taste and way too mild.
A very smooth medium-bodied smoke, good to the last puff, if you never tried a Shaggy, its your loss.
Loves the taste, but the construction wasn't up to snuff. I couldn't get through some without the wrapper having issues. They had been properly stored so that was not the problem. Too bad because I did like the cigar otherwise.
Tried these in a sampler, liked them so we'll ordered a bundle of 15 more. Great smokes, love the flavor and burn. Will definitely order again!
It is everything the write up says it is! A beautiful cigar with big taste and aroma.
At first I was very disappointed with this cigar, it had burn issues, a tight draw and the wrapper split about half way thru, but the flavor was good. I thought this would be a good give away cigar. After 6+ months in my 65% humidor my disapointment turned to delight. The burn isssues had dissapeared, the draw was near perfect and the wrapper didn't split. Smoke output was high and there were very nice flavors of oak with a light sweetness along with a pleasing spice that lingered on the palate. This cigar (torpedo) is a 1-1/2 hour+ smoke and pairs nicely with a hearty red wine or a spiced rum. Don't smoke this right off the truck, you will be disappointed!
Top notch smoke.
Excellent Smoke
Was surprised about this smoke. Did not expect much as previous shaggies left me disappointed. However, the burn was pretty good, flavor profile was mild to medium and the price was dirt cheap. Definitely let it sit in your humidor for several weeks which enhances the blend. This is a 7 out of 10 In my book. Good for a smoke to give to you friends and when you are hanging outside doing chores
Dollar for dollar the best Gurkha. Simple but tasty. Looks are deceiving.
An okay Gurkha Shaggy. Smoked one right away but burned uneven. After two weeks in the humidor burned great. Nice gentle smoke. Will be getting more later.
I bought 10 of these for a great price. I have to say, it burned almost perfect. Good ash. Had a nice, sweet, leathery taste. I enjoyed it, and I have 9 more to smoke.
I've not found a Gurkha I didn't like. This is no exception. It had been long in my humidor so I had forgotten about the shaggy foot and thought it was a bad stick or something. But because it was a treasured Gurkha I lit it anyways which led to a widening smile upon my first draw which was like a metered but easy breath. Lots of smoke with light toasty flavors and a slight hint of sweet. Like nearly every Gurkha, I smoked it nearly to the nub. I say nearly because it got hot but perhaps only because I was really enjoying the flavor which did not burn but stayed delightful to the end! Looking to buy more!
Well I received the Shaggy's. A little disappointed for a Gurkha, uneven burn but still tasted like a Gurkha. For the special price that was on them it still was a good deal. I'll have to try some other Gurkha's later.
The draw on this stick was very hard.... It produced a tremendous amount of smoke however. Too bad as I liked the taste very much.
I just smoked this cigar for the first time and was at first impressed I liked the flavor and had good amount of smoke but about half way it started having this funky taste and just completely turned me away from this cigar. Most likely won't smoke another one although I will be trying other kinds of sticks from Gurkha I will continue to look for a favorite
A beautiful damn cigar right here folks. The flavor is outstanding and for the price, there couldn't be a better deal. The more you sit on them the better they get. I may buy this one again.
Couldn't pass up the Lanceros at that price, as the Shaggy Foot is one of my favs. Smoked one today right off the truck. Every bit a Shaggy Foot all the way. Draw was a bit tight - so the rest went straight into the "dor". Will definitely be picking up more in the coming weeks.
I ordered the Lancero on a last minute checkout deal. Real Gurkhas at that price, of course I have to get it. Gurkha is my favorite brand and the cigar was great. Smooth and great flavors like a Gurkha should be. I had a tight draw myself and the wrapper split too. You gotta leave these at the top of the humidor.
Got one of these in a sampler (Gran Rothschild (Toro) (6.5"x55). I enjoyed it very much, nice smooth draw and a ton of smoke. I didn't have the issues stated in other comments, although this could be because I placed them in a humidor for a week or so off the truck. It had a very cedar flavor, and a ton of smoke. I got a complaint from a girl across the bar because I was putting off so much smoke. Very even burn and a nice ash that I was able to get to about 2 inches before it fell off. Will definitely order again!
i ordered these at special. had one off the truck, it seem a little wet and heavy. draw was very tight. very little smoke, had to keep puffing. taste was kinda off because off lack of or little smoke. will let them rest for awhile before i pass true judgement. don't think they will be on rotation or buy again at regular pricing.
i agree had one off the truck seemed wet, heavy and had funky taste, little or no smoke draw was not good i will let them rest for awhile good thing i got them on a great sell don't think i would buy again a regular prices somewhat of a let down by Gurkha
I've only had one if these, but the one I did have the draw was very tight, and smoke output was next to nothing. Flavors were enjoyable, but would have to double or triple draw to get a decent amount of smoke causing it to burn very hot and distort the flavors...
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