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Gurkha Archive

A nod to 20 years of success

A 2010 release, the Gurkha Archive was a hats off and congratulations to K. Hansotia for 20 years of delectable handmades. Flourishing for 20 years in the cigar business is no easy feat. Many great brands have risen to fame, only to witness their own demise shortly thereafter. Well, Gurkha has thrived for over two decades now, and is still pumping out top shelf blends to this day. 

The Archive took two full years and countless blending and re-blending to finally develop. This gorgeous, milky-brown cigar comes draped in a silky smooth 6-year aged Connecticut Maduro wrapper. Bursting from its core are Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers accompanied by a genuine Cameroon binder. Expect an eventful, medium to full-bodied bouquet intertwined by notes of spice, coffee, sweet tobacco, and nuts finished by a toasty crescendo. Box-pressed and primed for the ultimate experience, the Archive exemplifies Gurkha’s rich cigar-making history.

Good news, Gurkha Archive has received a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: “creamy, woody flavors balanced by cocoa powder and spice.”


Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Churchill (7.2"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$184.00
save $84.0146% off
$99.99
Churchill (7.2"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$46.00
save $11.0024% off
$35.00
Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$180.00
save $85.0147% off
$94.99
Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$34.00
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Box of 20In Stock$188.00
save $88.0147% off
$99.99
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5Backordered$47.00
save $12.0026% off
$35.00
Overall Rating3.96 out of 5 Based on 75 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Archive”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
41
4 out of 5
4 Star
12
3 out of 5
3 Star
8
2 out of 5
2 Star
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1 Star
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Showing 1-50 of 75 Reviews
4 out of 5
Weekday Smoke
Medium to full bodied middle of the road cigar. I try to save my better and usually more expensive sticks for the weekend but these are really good for a weekday stick.
5 out of 5
Gurhka torpedo
Great cigar, great value!
5 out of 5
Docs pick
Love the smooth taste
4 out of 5
Great medium body smoke to
Great medium body smoke to leave u relaxed
4 out of 5
ARCHIVE "SURPRISE"
SO WELL BALANCED OF RICH FLAVOR SMOOTHNESS, W/ VERY LITTLE HARSH KICKBACK-YEP,ME HAPPY
5 out of 5
Enjoyed by all
I handed out these cigars at a golf event and they were a big hit!
5 out of 5
Bought on impulse and love it
I bought the Gurkha Archive Torpedo on an impulse while I was buying something else. That turned out to be a good impulse buy. I love this cigar and will buy it again.
4 out of 5
Gurkha Archive Torpedo....Good not Great
A little light for my taste, but a good morning stick. No problem with draw or burn. C.I. website/staff/value are still the BEST! JR try to keep up!
2 out of 5
Meh
Uneven smoke, did not burn well
4 out of 5
Gurkha Archive
Great cigar, love the coffee and nutty flavors.
5 out of 5
Archive this gurkha
Really enjoy the hints of flavors in this one. Burns right, rolled tight, price is right. Not a fan of torpedo but I'm getting used to these.
4 out of 5
Almost there.
Very good cigar for the sale price. Good smoke, not quite as rich as I hoped, but happy to have them in the humidor.
5 out of 5
Good
Good
5 out of 5
Nice cigar
I’m a huge Gurkha fan This cigar is one of the reasons whu
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigars.
Excellent Cigars.
2 out of 5
Gurka Archive
I recently tried the Gurka Archive and found the construction to be subpar. Apparently skimping on the amount of tobacco used, the cigar did not hold its shape during the second half of the smoke. I would not buy this cigar again.
5 out of 5
Awesome cigars
Awesome cigars
5 out of 5
Gurkha
Outstanding!
1 out of 5
Harsh and very hard to
Harsh and very hard to keep lit. I wore out my lighter trying to keep lit.
5 out of 5
Ghurka Archive torpedo
I I have bought the Ghurka Archives before and liked them. Nice flavor and a consistent burn. As usual, I am pleased with the service CI delivered.
4 out of 5
How do they do it?
I’ve never had a Gurkha cigar that I didn’t enjoy immensely. So many of their cigars are super expensive, and so many of them are super cheap. Frankly...at every price point, I can’t tell much difference. But I do enjoy all their products.
5 out of 5
extremely good all around cigar
extremely good all around cigar
5 out of 5
archive
one of the better smokes i had recently
5 out of 5
smooth and flavorful
I bought them twice Both times same great smoke
5 out of 5
Ghurka at its best
These Gurkha archive torpedoes have a beautiful seamless outer rapper and has a feel like Silk taste is delicious and Mild with smoking down to the nub something that I've learned to master with this stick. The smell is terrific the smoke is creamy and as a long-time smoker first time with this particular cigar makes me want to put in a stock for the summer. This is a very enjoyable cigar
5 out of 5
Can't go wrong
great smoke ,good taste one of my favorites
2 out of 5
Disappointed
The most uneven burning cigar I have ever purchased from CI and that's a shame because it does have some good qualities such as taste. I have used two lighters of butane trying to keep these smokes even burning, wasted a lot of time and cigar doing this. Too bad I did enjoy the smoke were not for the other issues.
5 out of 5
Gurkha
This was a great buy! I smoke a stick everyday and this is a great go to cigar!
3 out of 5
OK
Nice smoke...had to keep lighting it
5 out of 5
Would i purchase again? absolutely!
Another quality Gurkha, smooth, flavorful, even burn, and at this price you cant go wrong. These will be a regular in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke
Nice draw and good to the last drop, the Archive lives up to the Gurkha name
5 out of 5
Great Slow Smoker
I've ordered the Archive Robusto cigars and loved them, so naturally when I saw the torpedos on sale I snagged them up. The Gurkha Archive is my favorite on course (golf) cigar to smoke. It lasts a whole 9 holes, great flavor. A must buy if you haven't tried them!!
1 out of 5
Disappointing
Flavor much too light for my style. Bigger problem is construction. Burns unevenly and requires re-lighting several times. Expected a better quality cigar.
5 out of 5
Another Great Gurkha
What's to say, most of Ghurka are swell, and these are no exception. The bonus here is Torpedo, with excellent wrapper.
5 out of 5
If you know of a better cigar
I have a note in my notebook that this might be the best cigar on the planet. The Archive is smooth, rich dark and delicious. Descriptors such as "toasted nuts, creamy, chocolate and coffee" confuse me, so I'll say, it is my current bench mark as best smoke, but I am still learning and open to suggestions. :-)
5 out of 5
Gurkha Aims to please
Gurkha has very quickly become my favourite cigar brand, and the Archive Torpedo does not disappoint. Smooth flavor, and a nice even burn. Pair this with your favorite sipping Burbon and you have a nice relaxer for the end of your day.
2 out of 5
Nice Try
The burn is uneven/awful and the draw is difficult.
3 out of 5
Long smoke
I usually smoke a Gordo size cigar when I want a long smoke, but this Churchil offers a good long smoke as well. Some of these need attention to get an even smoke, but the flavor is consistent. It’s a mid range quality that’s why I give it 3.5 stars.
1 out of 5
Tastes weird!
I have smoked many different Gurkha cigars and this is the first time I found one unsmokeable.
1 out of 5
Wouldn’t stay lit
Been smoking cigars for 40 years and I’ve never had a cigar that was so difficult to keep lit. Worst cigar ever and certainly won’t be getting this again.
5 out of 5
Very nice smoke
Very nice smoke
3 out of 5
Gurkha Churchill
Definitely stronger than I expected. Well made, good flavor.
5 out of 5
Big Daddy
Lve the brands and prices
5 out of 5
Not real happy with these
Not real happy with these gurkas. They don't burn even, taste leaves something to be desired. I definitely won't buy these again
4 out of 5
Good smooth smoke
Good smooth smoke
4 out of 5
A good smoke
I enjoyed this cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smokes
The cigars and accessories you get here are great. Love all the exclusive deals they offer. I’m always finding new favorites. I definitely recommend for serious cigar aficionados.
5 out of 5
excellent cigar
excellent cigar
1 out of 5
Warned
I love Gurkhas . This was a bad cigar in Taste , in burn , in draw . I’ve never had to touch up A cigar more in my life than this one . And I smoked all 10. Worst cigar decision in my life
5 out of 5
Love it
Very satisfy about that purchse
5 out of 5
Gurkha review
They were excellent smokes...slow burning and mellow.
5 out of 5
Love those Burkha Archive Churchills
I'll be getting more of these. Great flavor, smooth, burn well. Good smoke!
3 out of 5
Disappointed
From the Gurkha cigars I've had in the past, I was underwhelmed. The taste was harsh, construction average and they burned poorly. I will not be buying these in the future.
5 out of 5
Girl he Archive Churchill
Good cigar, great price, but with occasional construction issues. The ones with those issues burn down one side only or will not stay lit. Despite the occasional problem I would still probably buyvthem.
5 out of 5
G. Rules
Been puffing for years and can honestly say that GK is at the top.
3 out of 5
Not Bad
I have smoked one, it wasn't the best so I should probably try two more.
1 out of 5
Poor quality
Poor burn not smooth taste. Spicey without any of the coffee or leathery Noyes to smooth it out. Won't buy again
5 out of 5
Was a good smoke, nice
Was a good smoke, nice medium to bold
5 out of 5
It was an ok smoke
It was an ok smoke might try again
5 out of 5
Another Great Gurka
I am really enjoying this smoke. Since it is a Churchill it lasts a long time. It is a medium/full, with good flavor that lasts all the way. I can't taste all the fancy flavors that I read about in all the reviews in any of the cigars I smoke. So I can't say I have a refined palate. I just enjoy relaxing with a long smoke and a glass of whiskey or bourbon. The Gurkha Archive is that satisfying cigar, and i will be buying more.
1 out of 5
Stay away
Worst burn and taste. Can't keep lit AT ALL. Hole goes straight through the middle on all sticks. I do not recommend
2 out of 5
Ehhh...
I love Gurkha but this one was a little disappointing. The construction was good as expected. The burn needed retouching. The smoke was smooth and for the first third only cedar and pepper. Half way brought out the espresso/coffee and then it got mushy and hot. Price was good. Fairly enjoyable but expected more. I gave one to a friend that has been smoking cigars for 50 years. I also gave him a Gurkha Warpig, he liked the Warpig better. So do I.
5 out of 5
very good
very good
4 out of 5
Gurkha Archive
Nice mellow taste
3 out of 5
High maintenance smoke
Decent cigar, but needs relighting several times if you pause longer than a minute.
4 out of 5
Nice Smoke
Good flavor, fair amount of smoke, but they were a bit too humidified when they arrived so I had to let the dry a bit so they would stay lit.
5 out of 5
Good quality
Good price fresh cigars
5 out of 5
Gurkha Archive
Awesome Mellow Cigar. I will keep buying them and especially enjoying them.
1 out of 5
gurkha archive churchill review
terrible smoke didnt taste bad when it stayed lit.. burned uneven when it did stay lit..wrappers were coming apart before devivery...been smoking Gurkha for a while now but never had one this bad,,I give it zero stars..sry
3 out of 5
Gurkha Starting to Disappoint
I have been a Gurkha fan ever since I fell in love with their limited edition Nepalese Warrior. Now that my stash is gone, I tried the Archive Churchill. My big complaint is the construction. So far I have smoked three and though the flavor is in my taste range, the construction is lacking. Two have tunneled/canoed pretty badly and the third had inconsistent roll/pack making the smoking difficult and effecting the flavor of the smoke. I have had this issue with other Gurkhas recently thus causing me to consider leaving this brand off of my list. Ted
2 out of 5
just ok
Didn't burn very well and taste not so good.
4 out of 5
Great flavor
Harsh at the beginning, then mellows out. Great flavor. You will no be disappointed with this pick.
3 out of 5
Underwhelmed - - - - - -
Got a bundle of 20 of these Archive Ghurka's on a MMAO/free shipping promo deal. Really thought I was getting something maybe at least a Little Special with these Ghurka cigars, but I'll tell you right now-- - - - - - they're just disappointingly PLAIN JANE tasting !!! !!! They burn Okay and seemed to be rarely rolled too tight (tuff draw) but truth be told------I've had Factory Throwouts with more pleasing Taste !!! To say I'm let down is the understatement of the decade. A wise man once said >>> Hindsight is 20/20 !!! !!! !!!
5 out of 5
Gurkha Archive
A Very good cigar
5 out of 5
A humidor staple...
Best Ghurka I've had to date. Reminds me of the PDR Reserva Limitada or the Capa Madura. Fantastically complex, great blend, Perfect burn!