Known for offering some of the most prestigious and highly-rated blends in the world, Gurkha (the "Rolls Royce of cigars") continues to provide us with luxurious smoking experiences. Its maker, Kaizad Hansotia, will never sacrifice quality for price, and each cigar within his extensive arsenal further establishes Gurkha as one of the premier boutique brands on the market.
Based on size alone, the Beast instantly grabs your attention. Crafted into a monstrous 6”x58 ‘beast,’ this intimidating handmade is a sight to behold. Made in true small-batch fashion, yearly production of Gurkha’s Beast yields just 1,000 boxes due to the rare blend of tobaccos at play. Grown in Costa Rica, the wrapper is one of the most elusive of its kind. Aged for an absolute minimum of 8 years, this dark leaf is oily and toothy, cloaking a luxurious blend of Dominican, Honduran, and Colombian long-fillers bound by a flavorful Nicaraguan leaf. The result is an array of flavor, including hints of cocoa and wood, with a smooth, sweet finish that lingers after each puff. A soothing, satisfying smoke that burns slow and cool emitting a rich, crowd-pleasing aroma. Medium to full-bodied, the Beast is waiting.
I had shyed away only because of my budget. Got a sampler with 5 included. You OWE it to yourself, a very well made, tighter, slow smoker, absolutely wonderful aromas. One of those I dont quite have words for. AWESOME.