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.
“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...”KJ of Winter Haven, FL
“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”BC of Clovis, NM
“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.”BC of Clovis, NM
“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!”TM of Cohutta, GA
“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.”MH of MANCHESTER, MI
“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. ”LK of Sun City, AZ
“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.”CM of Boiling Springs, SC
“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”RH of Mount Morris, MI
“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.”CD of Woodbury, MN
“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.”RW of Mountainair, NM
“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!”RO of Cincinnati, OH
“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.”JG of HAYS, KS
“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.”RW of Mountainair, NM
“Dollar for dollar the best Gurkha. Simple but tasty. Looks are deceiving.”BK of Columbus, OH