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.
I got one of these in my CI Brown Bag sampler I received in Oct 2015. I LOVED smoking this one. It was a smoke bomb! There was sooo much tasty smoke that I was wondering if the neighbors would call the fire dept. :-) It lasted me an hour and 20 minutes and was very smooth. Well constructed. nice ash. very easy draw. I will get more for sure!... (Wish there was one more in the sampler)
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Sep 02, 2015
I'm a longtime Gurkha fan and was very disappointed in the quality of this cigar. The flavor was just OK but most irritating was that they wouldn't stay lit, and when they were, they'd get runners and burn very unevenly. It was that way with each of them that I smoked (ordered 5-6 if memory serves). I was pretty bummed. Still
Have a few left. Not sure what I'll do with them.