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Gurkha Vintage Shaggy

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.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Gran Rothschild (Toro) (6.5"x55) Sale
MAZO OF 15 In Stock $163.50 $34.91
Gran Torpedo (7.0"x56) Sale
MAZO OF 15 In Stock $187.50 $39.72
Imperial Presidente (8.5"x52) Sale
MAZO OF 15 In Stock $187.50 $39.72
Lancero (Lancero/Panatela) (7.0"x43) Sale
MAZO OF 15 Out of Stock $142.50 $29.88    
Overall Rating 4.22222222222222 out of 5 Based on 18 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Vintage Shaggy”

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5 out of 5
Not Happy
I got these Shaggy's and was excited to finally try them for the first time. I put them in my humi for a couple of days and then lit one up. immediately I couldn't get a good draw on it. It was tight as heck. I tgried another one a few days later and it was a much better construction. The taste was great too. But every second or third one was horrible. I'm not sure if I just got a bad batch or what. And really not sure if I'll chance wasting my money on them again.
4 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage Shaggy
Great cigar at a great price! Nice smooth smoke. Burns well and very flavorful! As always, CI has outdone themselves! Always great selections and great service!
5 out of 5
very pleased
very pleased
5 out of 5
Fun cigar for the money
Enjoyable, fun cigars. They're not going to be the best you've ever had, but are good for the price. The 'shaggy' aspect of these cigars makes them a crowd favorite.
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.
5 out of 5
These cigars were excellent quality. The flavor is very smooth, balanced, and mild. There are no harsh notes and a very even burn quality. I will definitely look for these again.
1 out of 5
Special offer gigars
I ordered Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Gran Rothschild from a special on line offer. The first 5 I opened were ok the second 5 I opened all lost the cover tobacco leaf. I was left with the long leafs. Could not draw properly. Very upsetting
4 out of 5
The taste is medium , the draw has been Good I did have a couple of poor burns but it does burn slow like it on golf course , l would recommend .
4 out of 5
Nice smoke...uneven burn.
I've purchased a number of assortments and enjoy the various flavors. So often though, the cigars burn unevenly. I can accept the uneven burn, at times, but would enjoy an even burning cigar even more.
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigars
Great cigars at even better prices
3 out of 5
Mr Customer
I repurchased the Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Digs because it's a good smoke at a good price. Thank You.
4 out of 5
Very Good Smoke
I would have given them a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating but a few were dry!
5 out of 5
Service and website is the
Service and website is the most important things. It is a great
4 out of 5
Standard Inventory
I love the Shaggy! I never let my humidor run close on these. Of course, the initial lighting is dee-lightful but I burn it down to the finger burnin stub! I've never offered one to my pals who are weekend tokers but I would proudly open the lid to another true aficianado. Great with coffee(my beverage) but I can just imagine a Shag with (my former) vodka rocks or Dewars. Shag On!
5 out of 5
Shaggy is Great Deal
The toro or Grand Rothschild Shaggy is tasty, well made, and great value. Gurkha has more expensive smokes but fewer with better flavor.
5 out of 5
Smooth, but doesn't hold an ash very well. Hard to get started but mellowed out as you smoked it.
3 out of 5
Vintage Shaggy Gran Torpedo
Not a bad smoke, heavy on the palate, gets heavier as it burns.
Customer Testimonials
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...
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dollar for dollar the best Gurkha. Simple but tasty. Looks are deceiving.
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
Excellent Smoke
Top notch smoke.
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!
It is everything the write up says it is! A beautiful cigar with big taste and aroma.
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!
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.
A very smooth medium-bodied smoke, good to the last puff, if you never tried a Shaggy, its your loss.
I wasn't realy real happy with these. Not much taste and way too mild.
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.
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.
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!
Ok cigar. Did not draw too well and burned very quickly. I would stick with the larger ring size in the future.
Mild tasting without a bite. Excellent after dinner or evening cigar.
Hands down legit. I got the Shaggy in a sampler with the Warlord and Beauty, but this is unique and perfectly complimented the vacation!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent smooth, mild taste. Great cigar.
Very nice, very smooth.