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Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5 Based on 74 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Vintage Shaggy”

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4 out of 5
Good Cigar at a Great Price!!!
Very good deal and pretty good cigar. Has good strength and flavors. I had some draw issues but not tat big of a deal. Would make a great everyday cigar for the price. Would defiantly buy some more!!!
2 out of 5
Would not buy again
I had my cigars shipped overnight and they were stale tasting. About 1/2 of them the leaves started to peel off while smoking them.
1 out of 5
stale and VERY uneven burn on every stick
This batch was horrible. I tried to revive them in my humidor to no avail. They ALL burned very uneven to one side. I have had factory rejects that are better. I was very disappointed and will never order them again.
5 out of 5
Consistently great
Great cigars at a great prices keeps me coming back to CI. These Ghurka shaggies are one good example.
4 out of 5
very mellow
They are a very mellow, to the mouth. Enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent service and as always excellent sales!
5 out of 5
Kick Back
Nice!!!
4 out of 5
Smooth long draw
Chocolate
5 out of 5
Shaggy
Good cigar. Burns good
4 out of 5
They smoked a lot in
They smoked a lot in the beginin, after the shaggy part is a good cigar
5 out of 5
gurkha very good
I got my cigars had to have one right away very good taste and texture.
5 out of 5
Always great
Great cigars, great service! Always a pleasure
5 out of 5
solid, as always
Gurkha is a solid choice on almost all occasions. The Vintage shaggy double perfecto is a great cigar. It's med - Full flavor burns smoothly, the whole time.
5 out of 5
very pleased
quality cigars, fast shipping, fair price
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
This was first time trying the Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Gran Rothschild, and I was very pleased. Purchased right before Christmas as a present to myself, and what a nice gift I unwrapped.
4 out of 5
Vintage!
Great cigar at a very affordable price
5 out of 5
Love Gurkha
Gurkha is like Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Great ingredients, Lot's of flavors. So much to enjoy.
4 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke for the price. Has become my every day.
3 out of 5
good
First, thank you CI for the perfect deals and service. I got a 5 pack free with my order, I can say they are Okay cigars. For the same price tag, I can buy 2 times something like CAO, Diesel etc, etc.....
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigars, Great Value
Excellent Cigars, Great Value
3 out of 5
Close...but not a keeper
I've smoked through six of these and the best I can say is...."they're OK". I'm a big Gurkha fan and enjoy many of their offerings. I was hoping for a little more balanced smoke (like the Beast) and came away underwhelmed by the Shaggy. Not disappointed that I bought them....they're just not going to make my Top 10 Gurkha list.
5 out of 5
gurkha
They were the highlight of my month
4 out of 5
Nice Smoke
Great consistency of the tobacco with a good 40 minute burn for me. Not to heavy but definitely has a more maduro flavor. I'll enjoy every one of them!
5 out of 5
A great cigar
Best cigar for the money
5 out of 5
Nice balance/Uneven construction
It has a nice balance of light and richness. The construction was uneven. A couple had a very hard draw.
2 out of 5
My least favorite Gurkha
Found them to be very inconsistent. Range from too spicy, to too bland. Just not what I expected compared to the other Gurkha's. Must be why they are always on sale. Only reason they got 2 stars is because the are well constructed.
3 out of 5
Nice cigar, some are rolled VERY tight
Great looking cigar, very large size! You can't really go wrong with a Gurkha! The Imperial Presidente is so long that you could almost cut them in half and get two smokes out of one cigar. Good flavor, will hold a LONG ash. I'd buy again but I guess I need one of those poker things to fix the tight-rolled ones. I'm only giving three stars because half-way thru the bundle of 15, three or four have been rolled so tightly that my cheeks get sore trying to draw thru them. As at least one other reviewer said, they sometimes start burning off-center.
5 out of 5
Relax with this Shaggy
Bought these as part of sampler a year ago. CI had a deal recently and I grabbed a bunch more. Take your time and enjoy the Shaggy. Putting fire to them the first time is a little different, but as they burn in, the pleasure of this cigar comes on. They are on my ENJOYABLE cigar list.
5 out of 5
Make Your Own 2'fer.
I found that the very long preidentes draw like a golf ball through a garden hose. So I began cutting the cigars in half. Voila! A superb, multi-flavored smoke. Plus you get two, albeit shortened, smoking pleasures for the price of one.
5 out of 5
Where I buy my cigars
CI has a wide range of cigars. They are consistent in quality and price. Shipments are received on time and cigars are never damaged. Happy New Year!
5 out of 5
Love at first sight.
I am in love.
1 out of 5
Very poor, most dissatisfied, would
Very poor, most dissatisfied, would never order again.
5 out of 5
Gurkha vintage shaggy
nice even burn to the nub
3 out of 5
Good Flavor, Bad Construction
This stick had a very enjoyable flavor to it. However, out of the handful I have had, only one of them burned correctly. Most of them corrected themselves while smoking, but it still took a lot of the enjoyment out of it.
1 out of 5
hard to keep lit
hard to keep lit
5 out of 5
great smoke
Its my go to cigar on the golf course. When the game gets ugly I fire one up to mellow me out.
5 out of 5
Great price
Great cigars at great prices and excellent customer service!
5 out of 5
You Can't Go Wrong With a Gurkha!
There's nothing "shaggy" about the Gurkha Vintage Shaggy! It's an excellent smoke, it burns perfectly and thanks to CI, it doesn't burn through your wallet! In fact, it's fast becoming my 'go to, everyday' stogie!
3 out of 5
Dry Shaggys
The Gurkha Shaggys came a bit dry. The wrapper peels and the filler burns very unevenly, requiring constant attention. They are,however very tasty and worth the effort
3 out of 5
Gurkhas
These cigars are decent and for the price a good value. Gurkha does have its own unique flavor and not really sure they are for me. I guess this is why samplers are a good idea
4 out of 5
Great Taste
I really enjoyed these already ordered more.
5 out of 5
Top skoke
Very happy with the product and service when calling in for assistance.
5 out of 5
Good experience
Good experience
5 out of 5
Gurkha Shaggy!!!!
These cigars are the BEST & PRICED for me!!! Cigars International have the best cigars and prices!!!!
5 out of 5
Great deal!!
What can I say. Great smoke, great price and speedy delivery. Can't go wrong with CI.
5 out of 5
Good price Fast delivery
These are good Cigars at a good price
5 out of 5
love them, great value
best value for a great tasting presidente. The shaggy foot lights hot and easy so you're never fighting it. I'll keep ordering
1 out of 5
Alan Holm
These really stink! I am not a complainer! Poorest cigar ever! Not just my opinion!
5 out of 5
gurkha
Great cigar at a super price, and prompt shipping!!
5 out of 5
Very satisfied
The deliveries are always on time and the quality is always excellent. My friends are always enjoying the quality of the cigars. I always enjoy your cigars with a nice bourbon on the rocks.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars, Great Price
I have enjoyed all the cigars I have tried through Cigars International and have a list of personal favorites. I really like the specials that allow me to try the big money cigars at an affordable price. This lets me try other brands that I have not been willing to pay the big cigar store price for. My son now buys cigars from cigars international and we can trade what we have and this makes it even easier to try more brands to find our favorites. I am hooked and will buy my cigars from no one else. Thanks guys!
2 out of 5
Shaggys
the wrappers fell apart so I didn’t get a good smoke
5 out of 5
Couldn't get enough
If you want a smoke unlike anything before this one is for you. It has a smooth draw you would expect from a quality cigar without having to exert effort. Do not let it fool you as it is still very filling. It took me a little while to get use to it at first but by the end I couldn't get enough. I was back on CI the next day to order another round of Gurkha.
5 out of 5
Great job
Great choices of cigars. I have been a happy customer for years Brian
5 out of 5
A great smoke for the price
i can't talk about "hints of coffee and chocolate" or "a sun drenched south face wrapper" but I know a good cigar for the cost that does what you want done. This one is it !
5 out of 5
Gurkha's Vintage
I have smoked a lot of cigars and have enjoyed most of them. The Gurkha is one of the smoothest cigars around. For the prices you cant not beat them, every one should try a Gurkha Vintage at lest once, and when they do they will be hooked with the richness, flavor, and smoothness of a great cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
great medium body cigar. A must have for any humidor.
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
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
N8kro
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
Bob
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
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
Excellent smooth, mild taste. Great cigar.
Very nice, very smooth.
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.
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.
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.
Hands down legit. I got the Shaggy in a sampler with the Warlord and Beauty, but this is unique and perfectly complimented the vacation!
Mild tasting without a bite. Excellent after dinner or evening cigar.
Ok cigar. Did not draw too well and burned very quickly. I would stick with the larger ring size in the future.
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!
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.
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.
I wasn't realy real happy with these. Not much taste and way too mild.
A very smooth medium-bodied smoke, good to the last puff, if you never tried a Shaggy, its your loss.
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.
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!
It is everything the write up says it is! A beautiful cigar with big taste and aroma.
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!
Top notch smoke.
Excellent Smoke
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
Dollar for dollar the best Gurkha. Simple but tasty. Looks are deceiving.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'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...
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