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Gurkha 125th Anniversary

Gurkha's milestone blend.

Celebrating 125 years is quite the accomplishment. When you think about it, not much of anything makes it that long, let alone a cigar brand. But Gurkha is still chuggin' strong thanks to a diverse portfolio of tip-top blends. And within the mighty Gurkha lineup, it would be difficult to crown only one as the best, but the Gurkha 125th is undoubtedly in the running.

Dressed in an oily, and beautiful Cuban-seed Brazilian Habano wrapper, you'll be fighting the urge to sink your teeth in. But that's just the appetizer, as the real meat to the meal lies beneath. A complex array of bold Dominican, Nicaraguan and Brazilian long-fillers unite to create a savory core. This recipe yields a medium to full-bodied profile as the cigar is smooth and balanced. Nuances march in one by one as rich tobacco, sweet spices, vanilla, coffee, and roasted nuts all make a welcomed cameo. But the real cherry on top, if I've ever seen one, is the stunning band. Winner of the 2012 Golden Label Printing Award, it's no doubt one of the most eye-catching and extravagant bands I've ever seen. A fitting band for such a remarkable handmade.

Gurkha 125th Anniversary received an impressive 94-rating noting: "It has a lovely flavor of dried orange peel, some leather and cedar, and is a balanced smoke with no shortage of elegance. "

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $167.80
save $33.8120% off
$133.99
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5 Backordered $33.00
Rothchild (Toro) (6.0"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $177.80
save $35.8120% off
$141.99
Rothchild (Toro) (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Backordered $44.45
save $9.4521% off
$35.00
Torpedo (6.5"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $219.80
save $44.8120% off
$174.99
Torpedo (6.5"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $43.00
XO (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20 In Stock $199.80
save $40.8120% off
$158.99
XO (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $39.00
Overall Rating 4.34 out of 5 Based on 83 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha 125th Anniversary”

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5 out of 5
Gurkha
Husband loved it!
5 out of 5
gurkha 125 anniv. Churchill
Great strength profile, robust but not overwhelming. Consistent roll, a real pleasure.
1 out of 5
Severe Dissapointment
I remember the originals in the Black Lacquer Box fondly. The best smokes I ever had. The current offering is a sad commentary. Horrible in comparison.
5 out of 5
Buy’em
I’ve smoked 29 different Gurkhas. The 125th is in the top 3! Great draw and burn, excellent flavor from start to finish. I enjoy the torpedo more than the toro! Rolled better and more consistent. They have a permanent place in my humidor !
5 out of 5
Gurkha anniversary
Great cigar at a great price
5 out of 5
Ghurkha 125
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniv is hard to beat
Not too heavy but not too light. For me this was a little over medium body. The taste and pull on this cigar is great. It’s only a 5 pack so you can’t go wrong. As for me, I just ordered some more as this is the best deal CI has going.
3 out of 5
Partly
3 of 5 were great.
3 out of 5
average
the high price makes it an average cigar. i noticed cigar prices are rising. out priceing good cigars
5 out of 5
I was so pleased.
Believe it or not, I have never smoked a Gurkha. This cigar is now going to be one of my regulars. Great taste, not bitter and smokes fairly even. Priced right, for me, I like the feel of the stick, not to loose, mostly firm.
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th
One of the best of Gurkha's many brands. Gorgeous wrapper,perfect burn,good solid ash. Beautifully balanced,with strong coffee notes,spice and vanilla. A must in your humidor.
3 out of 5
good cigars
these cigars are tasty for daily use, i gave it three stars due to the size of it, i like 60 ring x 6”, however you’ll enjoy these woderful ones.
4 out of 5
safe bet
Very good cigars. Definitely will buy again at some point, but not a 94 to me. Good flavors and burn.
5 out of 5
great cigar
I have always been a fan of Gurkha cigars and this one didn't let me down. Great flavor, nice draw, and one I enjoy sharing with smoke buddies.
3 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary
Was expecting more flavor. The first one I smoked was terrible, did not burn right. A waste of time should have thrown it out. Flavors were not there. I think it was just one bad one?...? It Was a waist.... second one was ok. Maybe a month or two in the humidor will make a difference...?
5 out of 5
Gurka cigars
I thought they were rated 93. Should've been 83. Not too good...Sal
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the golf
Great cigar for the golf course! Rolled well, durable, and good smoke! And very affordable!
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th
I cant taste/smell all the things others can but it was very enjoyable, great burn and definitely would buy again, especially at that last price!!:):):)
3 out of 5
Gurkha 125
Great value for a quality smoke.
5 out of 5
Good one to add to the humidor
Well made, quality. Enjoyable and will buy again. Medium full without a bite.
5 out of 5
Another great Gurkha
The 125 is just a nother great Gurkha cigar, smoth rich, great tast and more. 😎
3 out of 5
Variable from Cigar to Cigar
The first of these Gurkas(Rothchild) I smoked was outstanding. Easy draw, slightly sweet medium body, with mellow cedar notes all the way down to the nub. Unfortunately, the following three have been very average medium body cigars. I hope to get another like the 1st I smoked before all 20 are gone. Still a very decent cigar for the price.
4 out of 5
Happy Anniversary
So many different Gurkhas it’s hard to remember which ones I like. But this one is a winner—smooth draw and burn, paired well with a toasted porter ale.
3 out of 5
GreatStick
Disappointing. Odd flavor and too mild for me. maybe they need to sleep longer.
3 out of 5
DOES NOT LIVE UP TO THE GURKHA BRAND
Wrapper loose and veiny; filler rolled coarsely and unevenly; blend offers a hint of spice, leather & pepper; smoke begins to bite 1/3 in; clear and even draw; cigar burns a little fast due to imperfectly rolled filler.
5 out of 5
One of the best
You can't go wrong with Gurkha Cigars, there one of the best. Burn good and smooth all the way down...........
4 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary
This is a fine cigar. However, I don't think it deserves a 94 rating. A 90 to 91 would have been where I would have put it.
2 out of 5
Disappointed
Bought these Gurkha’s because they were rated high and were at a price too low to ignore. I’ve now smoked 2 of them. Both had a funky, uneven, inconsistent burn. Had to re-light each of them at least half a dozen times. Nowhere in the neighborhood of any of the 90+ sticks I’ve smoked before. Not a fan!
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th
Such a good stick, it will be my new daily smoke !! Smooth to the very end !! Excellent!!!
4 out of 5
Very good cigar for the
Very good cigar for the price!
3 out of 5
Overrated
Gurkha always seems to be overrated
3 out of 5
Ok stick
Enjoy a good slow burning stick while I fish and this one delivered
3 out of 5
Far less in quality than suggested in the CI catalog
Smoked one as soon as I got it. Just OK and nothing special.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Not so great savings
5 out of 5
The best
The best
5 out of 5
not as good as some
not as good as some the other Gurkas Ive tried.
5 out of 5
Gurkha excellence
I choose Gurkhas on occasion and I am always glad when I do. They remind me on how a well-aged cigar should smoke. The 125th sticks were truly excellent!
1 out of 5
Horrible product
I should have learned from past experience.........do not purchase Gurka products. Poor construction and burn.
5 out of 5
Good smoke, great price.
Been waiting for these to go on sale. One of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Gurka 125 Anniversary
Awesome cigar! Great burn throughout!
5 out of 5
True Gurkha Taste
Great flavor right through to the end. can't wait to share them with friends.
5 out of 5
I love Gurkhas all kind.
I have never met a Gurkha I didn’t like. Also, C.I. has been my Cigar shop of choice since 2000, when I had an issue with an order and management did everything, beyond what any other shop ever did to make it right. I was very pleased and still am.
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary Rothchild
A very good smoke, it lasts about 40 minutes and good on a drive home from work
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Very enjoyable cigar
5 out of 5
To me it is an
To me it is an average cigar.
5 out of 5
125 Gurkha anniversary cigar
Very detailed and good graphics on band. Firm feel of cigar. Light colored wrap. Smooth mellow taste of smoke
3 out of 5
the draw was too loose,resulting
the draw was too loose,resulting in an aftertaste that rested in your throat.
5 out of 5
Very good stick
People give Gurkha a bad time about their packaging and pricing but sometimes forget...they make some really good cigars! Bought the 125th Anniversary Rothschild on sale and they are a very good smoke and a very good value at the price paid. Well constructed, easy draw and even smoke. I love them.
5 out of 5
Great deal
This was a great deal on a great cigar!
5 out of 5
Ghurka 125 Anniversary
Great smoke - nice even slow burn, bold and rich in flavor
5 out of 5
Nice smoke good medium to
Nice smoke good medium to full body smoke great price
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke nice mild taste
Excellent smoke nice mild taste even burner
5 out of 5
smooth
excellent cigar
5 out of 5
Hidden Gem
I will reorder if available.
5 out of 5
Really good
For the price Gurkha seems to be a good value. When they’re fresh.
5 out of 5
Gurka 125
Wow, had this recommended by a friend, shared it with 3 others. Everybody was extremely happy with this Cigar. Full of flavor, but not strong, maybe medium +. I will be buying more of these.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Does it Again
I look for 3 things in a cigar. Burn, Draw, Flavor!! This cigar has ALL 3!! Very Good, Highly recommend. Well worth the investment 😃
3 out of 5
Ok, but...
A bit disappointed. Have smoked 2 and have had the same opinion. Loose wrap, uneven burn. Flavor ok, but...I'd not buy it again.
4 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary Rothschild
First time I have bought in these great smoke burnt evenly First two I smoked the rapper cracked could be due to the cold weather of delivery up here in the great White North giving them another 30 days in the humidifier before I try another one
5 out of 5
My favorite Gurkha so far
I ordered these along with a few Gurkaa samplers, Kitchen sink and grab bags, as I had never had this brand before. I was very very pleased with this cigar. I gave a few to my friends and they also enjoyed them. This was my favorite cigar so far from my order. A nice smooth smoke with a nice easy draw. I probably smoked a little more that I should have but ended up with about an inch left. Just thinking of what Scotch to pair this one with
5 out of 5
Love this cigar
I fell in love with this cigar right from the start.Had a very good draw held a good ash,got some hints of black pepper,cedar,and some dark chocolate,I will buy this cigar again.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!!
Smooth and robust stick. Definitely worth it!
5 out of 5
I am very satisfied with Cigars International
Great company with a lot of great bargains and offers.
4 out of 5
Medium body
First thoughts on this one where it is a decent medium body cigar. Jot overpowering but yet felt like it was missing something. Going to age the last 3 in the humidor to see if that helps. Would buy again in the future.
5 out of 5
Long smoke
Very nice long smoke
5 out of 5
Love it!!
Love it!!
5 out of 5
Great choice
Love the way it taste. Made a great choice. Will definitely buy them again.
4 out of 5
A great cigar!
I've bought several boxes and really enjoy these. I find that smoke better after a month or so in the humidor. Great value for a premium cigar!
5 out of 5
Gk 125
So far one of the best Gurkha I have smoke
4 out of 5
Good but the Rothchild is better
The Robusto only develops some of the really good flavours late in it's life where the rothchild does it earlier but I wanted a 1 hour smoke. I still like the cigar and the flavours are great with some nice cedar and spice later on.
5 out of 5
Amazing cigar
Gurkha has done it again. The 125th Anniversary is a pleasant cigar. It took me over an hour and a half to smoke this beauty and I am one of those guys who usually smokes them quickly.
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary
One of my favorite Gurka cigars. It has a incredible balanced classic flavor. Thanks CI for a great deal!
5 out of 5
Good flavor, nice draw, less
Good flavor, nice draw, less than perfect construction
4 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary XO Gordo
A very nice cigar at a good price, although not densely packed and consequently a relatively fast but even burn; about 1 hour for the large cigar. A medium smoke, starts off a little flat and later becomes smooth and flavorful with no harsh notes. A pleasant aroma in the area nearby. Gene C, Xiamen, China
3 out of 5
Decent Cigar
This is a decent cigar, I purchased the Godos, but if I had to do it again I would buythe Churchill.
5 out of 5
Gurkha 125th Anniversary Robusto is a winner
This cigar was a pleasurable smoke. Smooth draw, peppery, and robust without assaulting your taste buds. Another medium body Gurka winner!
5 out of 5
125 anniversary robusto
very good flavor just as good the next day
5 out of 5
Love my Gurkha
Great flavor, great roll, and full enjoyment!
2 out of 5
Disappointed
Burned fast. Canoed. Didn't taste very good. Not recommended.
3 out of 5
Don't Mistake This For The Special Edition
This is a decent smoke. However, if you're going to do the 125th Anniversary, I'd suggest doing the 94 rated Special Edition. It may be twice the price, but its twice as nice. Don't get me wrong, this is far from a bad stick. This would be perfect for an everyday, after yard work, tailgating, or watching the kid play ball at the park smoke. It just not going to give you the complex flavors that the Special Edition seems to bring. So pop your favorite lager and enjoy!
4 out of 5
The robusto is a nice
The robusto is a nice smoke but the Toro size has a more flavorful aroma.
5 out of 5
The GURKHA 125th Anniversary XO
This is a very nice smoke I have fell in love with this stick!
5 out of 5
Rolls Royce of Gurkha Cigars
The 125th is a classic cigar in every way. The presentation is off the chain and the taste is memorable. This cigar is my favorite. It possesses a nutty creamy taste like butter. It is a beautiful work of art. Very smooth and burns evenly. I only have these on special occasions. Gurkha is very special.