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Gurkha Master Select Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.29 out of 5 Based on 24 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Master Select”

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3 out of 5
An OK smoke - not bad by any stretch, but definitely not noteworthy.
I picked up a couple of Gurkha samplers because several of my friends are big fans of the Gurkha line. So far I haven't found a bad stick (6 different cigars smoked so far). This one didn't break that streak, but it was far from great, in my opinion. Flavor: This is listed as a medium-full blend, but I think that is a bit liberal. I found it to sit pretty safely in the medium range. There was a decent level of spice, so maybe that is why it got listed as a medium-full? One of my favorite things about the Gurkha line so far is that they are often dynamic smokes. This one was an exception to that rule. I felt this smoke was pretty bland. It wasn't bad, but I didn't find anything exceptional about this cigar at all. There was a definite cedar flavor throughout (which is a flavor I like), but I didn't really catch any of the other flavors listed in the description, except for MAYBE the cream. A dynamic smoke will usually keep me smoking as far down as I possibly can. By the halfway mark of this stick, I couldn't help but pass a judgement of "meh". I tried to make it all the way on this one, but I didn't make it much past the 2/3 mark before I was just bored with this smoke and let it die. Construction: The one MS that I got in the grab bag was pretty well constructed. I didn't have any issues with the wrapper. The first third of the cigar burned a little unevenly, but further smoking evened it out. Overall: If I kept cigars for company, I would consider keeping a 5-pack of these in my humidor. They would be a safe cigar to hand out since I don't see anything about this stick that could be offensive to someone. It will definitely not be in my regular rotation, though.
3 out of 5
Poor construction
Poor costruction, really bad canoeing. Decent taste but a lot of work. Got it in a sampler.
5 out of 5
Fail Proof
Never disappointing
5 out of 5
These are my fiancé's favorites and I purchased them for us for Valentine's Day. Very smooth and exactly as we remembered them. Thanks!
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
I love the master select, it's a great everyday smoke. Mild enough for a smoke while you work. Flavorful enough for a nice after dinner sit down with old friends. One of my "go to" blends for it's consistency.
5 out of 5
Excellent every day cigar!
This is my evening cigar. After dinner is when I enjoy them the most.
3 out of 5
I have had many Gurkha cigars before and always enjoyed them but I bought this box without trying one first and that was a mistake. I enjoy a full flavor cigar and this was very light tasting and almost didn't seem like it you were blowing out smoke after taking a puff? The only way I could best explain this cigar is its like going from Marlboro red's to Marlboro lights. Nery M
4 out of 5
Worth buying more
Nice draw, even burn. Spicy.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
This was a good smoke. Highly recommend.
3 out of 5
Gurkha Master Select XO 60s
ok. Nothing special. i was hoping for more consistency in the stick, but, as always with CI, i have only been impressed by mediocrity. 1 out of every 3 started to unwind. every fourth, runners.
5 out of 5
Streak finally broken
I like to try and find new cigars, but lately have been striking out. I finally broke the streak! Easy could be an everyday smoker. Will be purchasing more!
5 out of 5
Consistent in every respect, a delightful blend that calls me. Consistently draws well, I've been smoking the M.S. #4's for at least ten years now and could count on one hand the times I've had one rolled poorly. Good cigar, good blend, good price.
5 out of 5
Spicy! Very nice
Spicy! Very nice medium bodied burn. I enjoyed doubly at ~30%
5 out of 5
Very Good cigar
Very Good cigar
4 out of 5
Excellent bargain!
I was quit item satisfied with my regular cigar - Gurhha Trident - so I really saw no reason to experiment. However, the Master Select Torpedo seemed like a good bargain, so I gave it a try. I definitely was not disappointed. They have been consistently smooth and tasty, burning well to the end. This experience has certainly taught me not to stay in a rut and missing out on other special opportunities.
2 out of 5
Gurkha Master Select XO
Good flavor, but I prefer a fuller body. Also, this cigar was very tightly rolled, and the wrapper began to flake off as I was smoking it. It came in the Gurkha Grab Bag Sampler, so I definitely got my money's worth on the deal, but I wouldn't buy these by themselves. I prefer a bolder smoke, and am extremely partial to my maduros (The Beast XO Gordo that was included in the sampler more than made up for my disappointment with this stick)
5 out of 5
Try it
Superb blend. It is quite spicy to start, but on a medium side with a lasting trail of the black pepper. Aroma is very pleasant. Got uneven burn, but I noticed it being somewhat a common issue with Gurkhas lately. This is a time alone cigar for me, relax and enjoy.
3 out of 5
Generally a good cigar.
usually I have good luck with the Master Selects but the last box was too tightly packed and did not burn evenly. Still a good value and normally well made.
5 out of 5
One of Gurkha's Best
Master Select has both a semi-bold profile and very satisfying complexity. I've smoked over 25 Gurkha blends and this is one their best.
5 out of 5
The rocky Patel sampler was great
i really enjoyed the rocky Patel sampler, but I wish that there would be more sales on the rocky Patel.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Master Select Robusto
Great cigar, great value!
5 out of 5
Gurkha Won't Dissapoint
After 20+ years of trying different Brands, finally a consistent, moderately priced cigar.
4 out of 5
Ghurkha select
not a bad smoke but those Gurkha Widow Maker are the truth, these were a good substitute.
4 out of 5
Master Select
The MS is my favorite cigar. It is smooth but has body and my only complaint is that some are rolled a little tight for me, but I like a very easy draw.
Customer Testimonials
A good little didy. These babies landed here today, and boom, I got me a new favorite stick
These are my favorite cigars so far, I got them in a sampler and loved them so now I got the box of 20. Beautiful box, fantastic smoke and on sale! Win! Win! Win!
I was excited to smoke this cigar. However the flavor was kind of flat for me. It burnt very unevenly, and I was really disappointed. It did have a nice aroma, but that's about it.
I've been smoking Gurkha cigars since they only offered a couple blends and have loved most of them, I've been a Gurkha fan since before the symphony was called the symphony, I ran across the ORIGINAL Master Select blends when they were a limited production and smoked them until they weren't available anymore which was a big let down, so I tried other Gurkha blends and loved most, then they started making this new master select blend, and even though they are a pretty good smoke they do not compare with the original blends, they even changed the shape of the new Master Select blend, the originals were the double tapered shape similar to the current Gurkha centurion, which was the cigar I replaced the original master select cigars with but I still enjoy the current production ones too, but they just aren't as great as the original blend was? Maybe the shape had a lot to do with the flavor profile? Or maybe they tweaked the blend a bit? Whatever they did that changed the flavor profile of the original to its current one just doesn't do the original master select justice and I wish, no I pray someday they'll go back to making their original version of the master select because sometimes it can be hit and miss on getting the exact flavors you expect from a cigar called master select. With all that said I still do smoke the current version but I prefer the centurion more because it does come a lot closer to the originals flavors, the ones that hooked me and left me wanting to smoke even more and left me broken hearted when they stopped making them. The prices on these are pretty low so it does make it more appealing but still I'd rather pay more and get the same taste I got from the original master select. A side note on the Centurion, every one I've ever given one to have always said it was the best cigar they've ever smoked and the flavors were amazing to them, when I give them a master select though they weren't as impressed as they were with the centurion.
The Gurkha Select is a great find. One of the best sticks that I have ever smoked. The spice and cocoa aromas were very pronounced initially. But the remainder of this cigar was well balanced and quite flavorful. A must have for your humidor!
The flavor profile on these were not as full flavored as I expected. There are cigars out there that deliver a more robust flavor profile experience. This left me wanting a little more.
My favorite standby over the years. The 'Old Guard' from which I base all others. Rich flavor, thick smoke, and greatly fulfilling. Slow burning. I wear my bias on my sleeve and I asked for a Ghurka Master Select at 'The House of Fuente', and they were not amused.
Nice cigar. Good draw and burn. Well made. Medium/full to full flavor. Became very nice 20 minutes in. Would buy again.
The Master Select is a fantastic cigar. I used to have to buy them by the 5pack or find them in samplers. Now that I've found CI, I can buy them by the box...easily a third of what other sites charge. The box I received needs to rest awhile...the six pack sampler that came with the order will help pass the time. A great offer from CI.