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The return of a 90-rated box-pressed beauty at killer CI prices.
Gurkha Regent is a labor of love for Gurkha, always has been and always will be. The brand fell off the grid for a bit, but the blend was simply too damn good to let go forever. Now, its back and better than ever. The same 90-rated blend is at play too, but instead expect prices to be much, much lower. I'd call it an instant recipe for success, and I know you'll agree.
This milky smooth Honduran handmade greets you with a gorgeous, dark Honduran Habano 2000 wrapper that has a redolent, silky feel. Beneath this velvet glove awaits a bevy of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers, perfectly complementing one another. The cigar delivers a melting pot of toasty, leathery, cedary, and chocolaty medium-bodied flavors. It's been called one of the tastiest Gurkhas you can find. All at prices unmatched in the cigar industry. Tell your buddies - hell tell the wife - Gurkha Regent is back, and back to stay!
In addition to having been named one of the year's Top 50 Cigars, Gurkha Regent earned a solid 90-rating, noting: "This rich brown cigar burns evenly, with a fine draw. It's elegant and balanced, with black cherry flavors, notes of sweet spice and a long, leathery finish. Smooth."
One of my all time favorites. My buddies kid me because I often say I never met a Gurkha I didn't like. I've had 15 or so different blends from them at this point. Mild, medium, full, maduro, it doesn't matter. If Gurkha put its name on a tree branch I'd smoke it and expect nothing less than excellence. The Regent is the one I pull out for special occasions. Not the Padron 1964, not anything else but this smoke. It's a sleeper. I passed on the rest of the cigar pack for my own wedding cigar. No Opus X thanks. This was it. Medium bodied, full flavors of cedar and toast, evolving as it burns to a flavor I haven't found in another cigar frankly. I like the Churchill; they go straight to the bottom of the humidor for such an occasion that warrants this level of enjoyment.
In past years I had a few of these with a natural wrapper. I was unimpressed; rather bland and several burn issues. Recently I found one with a maduro wrapper in CI's Sizzler sampler. A totally different smoke. Fresh, full flavor and perfect construction and burn. I don't know if they even make the natural version anymore, but definitely go with the maduro, eespecially at CI prices.
I have to be honest. I have never been a fan of the Gurkha line. Every one I smoked had horrible burn issues even after resting for months in my humidor. Plus, their MSRP was too high IMO.
However, I was recently gifted a Class Regent. It looked and felt like a well constructed cigar. After it sat in my humidor for a few weeks, curiousity got the best of me. The initial light up was very pleasant. After a few minutes I was very impressed with the flavor. Even my unrefined palate could detect chocolate and nuts throughout the cigar. The burn was flawless throughout and it produced lots of thick, creamy smoke. If you can't tell, I was very impressed by this Gurkha and want more.
I recently started smoking cigars again after a nearly decade-long absence. Further, I was very fortunate to smoke some of the finest cigars in the world and a constant supply of great, new, and hot cigars when I was young... a best friend's father was a wealthy cigar smoker who stocked all sorts of the best and always allowed us to go shopping for him. Now I am older and poorer and just getting back into cigars. I've moved and a neighbor pointed me to a sampler from CI which included this Gurkha blend...I remember the Gurkha line from the late 90s and always thought they were a curiosity. Tons of different types, lots of money, and not exactly the most popular but they were popping up everywhere. WELL, I WAS MISSING OUT- These are excellent cigars at outstanding value! Solid, spectacular construction with superb burn and draw... tasty blend of tobaccos and wrapper. To be honest the wrapper was really nice! Silky smooth to the touch, pretty and seductive shade of Maduro, and while this was certainly a flavorful, non-mild smoke, it was smooth and smokeable with no overpowering spice or heat. I am very impressed and would recommend this to anyone and will be eager to sample some of the other Gurkhas out there.
These Gurkha Class Regents are some very good smokes for the price as in super good!
Had the Churchill. Amazing smoke for the price. Great taste consistent burn good draw. Usually smoke olivas but this smoke really amazed me.
This is one of the most relaxing cigars I have ever smoked. Oddly, the first puff after toast tastes of latakia, but you never get it again. Starts off coffee with cream then turns to a lovely leather. The aroma to me is of sweet pepper and wood. Long smoke, (2 hours+) and with ample plumes of smoke. Would highly recommend for the end of a long day smoke to relax with.
I got this in a Sampler Pack, loved it! It had a nice draw, was suprisingly full of flavor. I just really enjoyed it. It did however smoke like a freightrain, just sitting idle it billowed smoke!
Love it! A beautiful cigar.
Ahh...this is a smooth smoke! I only picked it up because it was the free shipping deal at the time: only $30. Since shipping was $8, I said why not? So glad I did! Smooth smoke that burns evenly for a long time. Now it is one of my favorites when I want something that is not too heavy or light.
Just received the Gurkha Gorge Fest last week which I would 100% reccomend to anyone! I grabbed it on sale so $40 for 16 great cigars is a really amazing value. I tried to let them sit in the humidor for a while but that didn't happen. I had the Class Regent last night with a glass of Laphroaig 10 yr Cask... Excellent smoke. One of my new favorites. Lasted almost 2 hours. Very smooth draw. Overall a great one that I will definitely order again.
This is the cigar that started my journey towards creating a cigar journal and delving deeper into the hobby. I got it with a Brown Bag sampler years ago, and it is still my go to even after all of the awesome brands and top rated sticks... this is that one that not only calms me down sometimes before/after work, it also gives me a little nostalgia. Thank you Gurkha for such an awesome blend, and ty CI for making it affordable for us all!
New to cigars, but picked up a 10-pack of the Torpedos for a great price. Quality and taste was just as advertised even after resting just a couple weeks. Will definitely buy again. Thanks CI for putting me on to a great cigar!
I only found the Regent sold as singles or found them in samplers. Too expensive that way. CI's prices are so low, I was able to buy a box. They need to rest awhile, but the Regent is a fantastic cigar and worth the wait.