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Gurkha Crest

Gurkha Le Grande....otherwise known as Crest.


It's true. Gurkha has more blends than you (and an entire small country) could shake a stick at. Fortunately, they're all good. They're all made from superior tobaccos and top-notch quality control measures, producing some of the finest boutique cigars money can buy. However, even among the countless top-shelf blends beneath the Gurkha umbrella, few can compare to Gurkha Crest. Under constant demand, the Crest easily ranks among Gurkha's finest creations.

To craft this masterpiece, a thick and chewy Connecticut maduro wrapper aged 9+ years conceals a vintage mixture of Cuban-seed long-fillers from Nicaragua's top growing regions. Each puff yields an exceedingly rich bouquet that's velvety smooth, delivering deep, roasted flavors throughout with softer hints of leather, oak, and toast. The finish is long, chewy, and sweet, completing a veritable work of art savored by the most critical of enthusiasts. If you're looking for a Gurkha blend that will really 'wow' you, look no further than Gurkha Crest.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 10 In Stock $267.40
save $177.4166% off
$89.99
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $50.00
Overall Rating 4.11 out of 5 Based on 35 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Crest”

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4 out of 5
Solid
Solid
5 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo = Awesome
I bought a box of 20. Was anxious to try it and wasn’t thrilled. So I left in the humidor for an extra 2-3 weeks and it was fantastic
4 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo Review
I got them on sale, very good value for the price. Solid flavor, they burn well, and CI's rating of their strength was accurate. I'll likely order them again.
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Excellent!
5 out of 5
nice!
nice!
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
I would definitely buy again. Nice quality and burn. Still haven't been able to detect all of the different tones in a cigar, but it was tasted smooth
3 out of 5
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They were not as good as I had hoped
5 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo
Like most of Gurkha products this torpedo is very good and at the level I expected
3 out of 5
They tended to burn very
They tended to burn very unevenly and the wrapper fell apart too often. Even though they were well hydrated.
5 out of 5
Soso
Ok with cocktail. Golf. Poor burn on many of them. Fall apart with inch and a half left
3 out of 5
Hard to stay lit and
Hard to stay lit and not as fresh as usual
5 out of 5
nice
awesome taste
4 out of 5
A nice consistent moderate to
A nice consistent moderate to mild intensity cigar. Burns nicely with a good aroma
5 out of 5
Always a pleasure
Great smoke @ a great price. Thanks Cigar International!
5 out of 5
I find them to be
I find them to be a very good cigar. I will look at the site around the 13th when I get payed to see if there are more deals on them. Regularly, they are a bit pricy for me, but no wonder because they are a top drawer cigar so no complaints!
5 out of 5
Very smooth
Very good cigar worth the money
5 out of 5
excellent cigar
excellent cigar
3 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar for the price, nice flavor.
4 out of 5
Valued just right!
A well balanced cigar: good draw, even burn, good taste, but... The cigars are not made with the same quality and a few may fail in one of these mentioned areas. I guess if it were not for these inconsistencies the value of this cigar could be much higher.
4 out of 5
Smooth
Smooth
1 out of 5
not a good deal at any price
I would not ever buy a Gurkha Crest Torpedo . uneven burn, black smoke like it was soaked in oil or something, lots of tar.
5 out of 5
My Hubby Loves These!
All the Gurkha cigars are a good smoke but Ben appreciates the taste and burn of the CREST above all others. A mid-priced smoke, this makes a delicious option to have in your humidor!
2 out of 5
Not happy
Cigars did not want to stay lit or burn evenly. I won't buy them again.
4 out of 5
Good Cigar
Good smoke. Great ash. Excellent flavor
5 out of 5
Enjoyable Smoke
Not too strong, not too mild, well constructed, excellent draw, and priced right. Good solid smoke. No complaints. Arrived fresh about a week after ordering.
5 out of 5
Great Service
Great Service
4 out of 5
Darker- stronger smoke
I little darker - stronger smoke then I usually enjoy. A fine Cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Good draw. Good burn. Smooth and slightly sweet. Construction was sketchy on a few but nothing major. Cool right to the nub. Would buy again.
5 out of 5
Very pleasant cigar my wife
Very pleasant cigar my wife and both enjoy
5 out of 5
Great tasting cigar!
The Gurkha Crest Torpedo smokes smoothly and really hits the spot. It's got a nice even burn and it lasts a while. I highly recommend trying it.
5 out of 5
Not a good cigar.
Only one of the bunch had a nice even ash. The rest have been all over the place. The draw is uneven. A few had to be lit repeatedly. I don't recommend them.
1 out of 5
Disappointing and inconsistent
I was really disappointed in nearly everything about these. The construction seems off, some were loose and burn fast, others were correctly rolled. However, once you taste them the construction won't matter. Harsh and not very good flavor. On the clearance rack for a reason. Stay away.
2 out of 5
Look elsewhere...
Loosely rolled, fast burn, average taste. Don't waste your time with these.
5 out of 5
Great Tasting
Another hit! Nice full draw and taste.
4 out of 5
Aroma is wonderful
Oily and very flavorful cigar. Aroma drives me crazy, so good it is. Taste palette is consistent, but not as rich when comparing to its smell. Very good cigar, though.
Customer Testimonials
Ordered a huge sample pack. Got my shipment yesterday. Smoking the Crest on my porch while writing a school paper. Great taste, very smooth and cool smoke. Only problem I have(not huge at all and may just be the cut I made or this particular stick) is that the foot produces a nice thick cloud of smoke but the draw only has just a little bit. Other than that I am enjoying it and am glad I have a 5 pack.
Decent stick but not one of Gurkhas best by any means. Subtle sweetness with earthy tones. Uneven burn...gonna let them sit a while & see if they improve. Received in a sampler & would stay away from these @ normal price. I'm a $3 stick all day.
I tried this cigar because of the description and it was on sale, and I must say I was not disappointed. I love this cigar, especially the flavor at the end of the draw though I can't exactly describe what it tastes like. Just bought another box!
Gurkha Crest Salomon is a medium bodied cigar. Dominant flavor's are of earth , dry cocao, dark roasted coffee, and hints of creamed coffee. Finish was long which coats ure pallette with a dark roasted coffee and dry cocoa flavor. Draw firm initially but did open up to plenty of smoke. Construction was good, even burn line, required a minor touch up or two. Overall a good offering from Gurkha. I tend to fall back to Gurkha for their maduros, always hits the spot. I rate a 90 on my book
Just tried one of the XO version and what nice smoke. From the pre light to the nub, this cigar delivers hints of cocoa, and a sweet earthiness. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and can't wait to try the other 4 I have. One thing bad about the cigar is it did not burn even for me.
Overall scale 1-10? I'd give it a 7. Definitely one of the nicer smokes out there. Lit easily, a bit harsh on the light; fully expected. Toasty aromas, flavor ranging from pepper to dark toast. The finish left an arid feel in my mouth, not unpleasant, followed by a full-bodied, oily aftertaste. I burned this one with a whiskey on the rocks, a perfect compliment to the robust finish. These aren't cheap, so would I purchase a bunch? There's so much good product out there for less, but I'll tell you what, I'll never turn one down in trade!
Smoked a 5-pack after 4 months in the humi. Not a bad cigar.... Average flavor, slightly uneven burn. Positives: they look GREAT and are well constructed (note the aforementioned uneven burn, though). The Centurian, which has a comparable blend, is MUCH more flavorful.
Ok so there is a lot of Gurkha hate out there and it may but justly deserved but not on this cigar. I smoked this right out of the truck. Prelight it was very oily and had a very pleasant smell. I am a veteran living in New Mexico so I am very familiar with what a good ripe pepper should taste like. On my first draw of this cigar I gasped on my exhale with a WOW. It had a true green pepper taste as if it came from my garden. No spice just a sweet green pepper taste. I am half way through and some chocolate just exploded in my mouth. This is a very fine stick. Now I am a disabled vet and my money is limited so I bought mine on that (cigar bid)ding web site for 1/4th the price CI sells for on here. Very nice stick. I'll be buying more for sure.
I bought the Gurkha Crest & Blue Steel combo tin when CI was providing free shipping for the entire order (also bought a box of CAO Cameroon Anniversaries and a box of Hemingway Signatures, my all time faves). Recently pulled them out of the tin as I had some room on one of my loose cigar shelves and smoked one of the Crests. Absolutely wonderful smoke. Might not be worth the list price, but at $90 for a box of 10, I'll add them to the rotation with my Hemingways and CAOs. They are at least the equal of the CAO Italias and Brazilias and far superior to the Padilla Hybrids I smoke when riding the mower over the back half acre. I can't wait for it to warm up again so I can try a Gurkha Blue Steel.
I bought this from C.I. as a single. Very disappointed. I think it was a problem with that one cigar though. I took the cigar out of the wrapper and the leaf was practically falling off. No humidification problems on my end. I would love to re-try this cigar but will wait and see if I can pick it up for cheaper. My only negative review on this site so far, absolutely love CI!!
The Crest with it's price tag, well I guess I was expecting more. As one of the other Fans said it's a middle of the road at best. I'm currently on the last of the 6x60 I have. Great taste maybe medium in body, but I've had the majority of the ones I've smoked (20+) burn very uneven and had to keep the torch nearby to correct. If you catch it on sale give her a try.
I lit up a Gurkha Crest XO (6" 60 ring) honker after it had settled down a week or two in my standup humidor. Cut off just enough to have a nice tight draw. The first puff, second puff, third puff, with each puff my chin kept rising to where this classic cigar was vertical and I was smoking it like a PIPE !!! Nicaraguan not inlike CAO Brazilia complexity kept my head tipped back, especially that XO 60 ring - the only way to smoke this jem. The other feedback may be one of the 52 ring versions which obviously takes a weaker hand. The XO burned very well as one would expect a Gurkha to smoke. I thought the XO Beast was a classic Dominican fantastic smoke but this XO Crest provides mindboggling Nicaraguan complexity. Another absolutely TOP SHELF 60 ring Gurkha impossible to find any finer !!!
I smoked this cigar after it sat for 3 weeks in my humi. I didn't really get a lot of flavors out of this one, but it had a certain sweetness that kept me going all the way down to the nub. I have another one and will probably let that one sit for a long time before enjoying. I can't say it was great and I can't say it sucked, it was middle of the road enjoyable.
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