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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 Broadleaf 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.

Note: Gurkha Crest is now available in a limited-edition Churchill size. These cigars ship in packs of 6. 

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x52)
Pack of 12 In Stock $336.00
save $236.0070% off
$100.00
Churchill (7.0"x52)New
Pack of 6 In Stock $168.00
save $113.0067% off
$55.00
Torpedo (6.5"x52)Sale
Pack of 15 Backordered $401.10
save $356.1189% off
$44.99
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 10 Backordered $267.40
save $192.4072% off
$75.00
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 Backordered $133.70
save $91.2068% off
$42.50
Overall Rating 4.11 out of 5 Based on 99 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Crest”

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3 out of 5
Good backyard smoke
Not bad for the price
5 out of 5
Very good service
Great satisfaction
5 out of 5
gurkha crest torpedo
nice smooth taste with a sweetness at the end
4 out of 5
Good Cigar
Not too strong for a Maduro wrapper- smooth flavor.
3 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo
Hard to keep lit.
5 out of 5
The love of C.I. and Cuba
I recently lost my father and I was his main care taker here in mobile al .My siblings planned me a retreat and had me flown to Cuba to relieve me of the stress of work and taking care of my father . Some of my enjoyable times when my dad was living were setting up the monitor were I could hear my dads call (because he was bed ridden) and a cigar and toddy and think of the great time I had in Cuba ... C.I. has gave me an affordable way of doing that .....THANKS
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
I bought these on a deal. I must say, I’ve paid premium prices for lesser cigars. This smoke starts off smooth. The aroma is as pleasant as the taste. With a correct cut and light, I experienced zero tongue burn. As the cigar burns down, the flavors overlap and change to create one of the most satisfying and complex cigars I’ve had. The Gurkha Crest is not only smooth and complex through the entirety of the experience, but remains a quality experience near the end of the cigar. I enjoyed this cigar far past the wrapper. I experienced zero bitterness with a much less than expected change in end-user heat. I highly suggest this cigar. Wether on sale or full price, it is worth every penny.
5 out of 5
Package got here on time wrap professionally no issues with shipment
Package got here on time wrap professionally no issues with shipment
1 out of 5
Very Poor Quality
3 out of 4 cigars so far don’t burn evenly, wrap unravels. I’ve had issues before with Gurkha and thought I’d try one more time. Never again.
5 out of 5
Even
It's a nice smoking cigar. Smokes evenly ( which is important to me ). Lasts..
5 out of 5
Very good products, very good
Very good products, very good service. No complaint.
5 out of 5
Connecticut Yankee
Great cigars at a fair cost.
5 out of 5
FineSt cigars
Very fine cigars. Best experience so far Same with La for Dominicana. ..
3 out of 5
Construction is not up to normal standards
Good blend, but, again, disappointed with overall construction.
5 out of 5
A tasty, slow burn.
Very good cigar! Well done, Gurkha.
2 out of 5
Disappointing Gurkha
I am a great admirer of Gurkha cigars, but this one is not good in terms of construction and flavor. In some sticks, the draw was hopelessly tight that I just had to throw them away. I will charge them to experience.
5 out of 5
The crest
Smooth and flavorful
5 out of 5
Pissah cigar
probably the best daily cigar and I can smoke and the crest makes me look good every time I am herfing
5 out of 5
Solid smoke
Very flavorful. Not overpowering.
4 out of 5
Good value and flavor.
Good value and flavor.
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
5 out of 5
Art, Beauty and Tastebuds are subjective
I realize that the appreciation of art and flavor are subjective. Also, that beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. That stated, in my mind this was the best cigar that I have ever had. I gave one to a friend who is an eficianado and leans primarily towards the full flavored realm. He also commended this as a great cigar. Another friend and I each purchased the same deal and we split the cost of the express shipping. The cigars were in our hands on the west coast very quickly. I highly recommend these cigars and the express shipping. Great value, great cigars. Cheers, EricD
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!
2 out of 5
Bring a flame thrower.
Not a bad smoke, but they just don't stay light. Buy 'em, but have your lighter handy and fully loaded.
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
Review
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
5 out of 5
Definitley better in time
First ghurka crest was ok. The second was better and today, after sitting for a couple months it was very tasty. Got better with time. I am thinking that this is one cigar that just gets better with time. I don't mean a week after you get it from CI or any other online seller. I mean set it in your humidor and let it do its thing for a month or two. I thought it was a hard one to smoke when I first got these after a week of of resting it. But in time it got better. tastier. I don't try to smoke a lot of cigars in a week I kind of split it up with one to 3 cigars a week. But this one I almost smoked the entire thing because it became so good to me. Ghurka better one dimensional cigars. Thanks CI
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.
4 out of 5
Very rich and smooth
Very rich & smooth.....consistent for flavor and burn.....would definitely buy these again!!!
1 out of 5
Poor burn and draw
Very disappointed. Not well made. These must be 2nd's . Poor burn and draw
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.
1 out of 5
I will never buy again.
Awful. I will never buy again. Won't stay lit. Can't draw on them. Burned uneven. Tasted awful. Very disappointed in these Gurkhas.
1 out of 5
Not nice!!1
I like Gurkha, never had these so I gave them a try....never again, Inconsistent, bitter, and wouldn't stay lit. Had wrapper problems...TOO much work to smoke
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.
5 out of 5
Gurkha
Gurkha smokes are my favorite. By far the crest torpido in my opinion is one of Gurkhas best.
5 out of 5
Gurkha
Very mild yet complex.
5 out of 5
Your web is much easier
Your web is much easier then the rest. I get it fasrt from you guys also.
4 out of 5
Good.
My first one was just okay. The next few have been good.
3 out of 5
Not the best Gurkha ever
Good even and cool burn but a little tight on the draw. Medium body. Not a cloud of smoke but OK. Slightly pungeant taste and aroma. I'll move on to others.
5 out of 5
I like it. I love it. I want some more of it!
I shared these with three of my buddies on Super Bowl Sunday. Our team lost but everyone agreed that the Gurkha Crest Torpedo was a winner. (This was my second order of these and I am sure that it won't be my last!)
4 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo
Gurkha is one of my favorite brands. The Crest is a great cigar for the price. It's both flavorful and long lasting
5 out of 5
Very smooth and mellow smoke.
Very smooth and mellow smoke. One of my favorites in the Gurkha line.
4 out of 5
Great smoke!
I'm a fan of the Gurkha brand. This smoke is no exception. Deep rich flavors. Nice smoke, smooth finish full body, full flavor. Everything I like in a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Fantastic
It's my new go to smoke
3 out of 5
Ok
So so smoke and burn
5 out of 5
Tasty smoke
Have bought several bundles and really enjoy the flavor. Holds up to the Gurkha name at a very nice price.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Toroedo
I really like these cigars. Lots of flavor but not harsh. Bob
3 out of 5
Not pleased
One would be terrific and the next was a "buck" cigar.
4 out of 5
good burning cigar
great taste, easy burn, so good it would bring a tear to your eye!
5 out of 5
Love these things!
Bought these about a month ago and I have to say they are my new go to cigar. Very tasty and have also introduced a few friends to them and they are a big hit. They are mild- medium with a slight sweetness but always smooth and always burn even. You guys have awesome deals and great customer service.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo
Great cigar, burned evenly all they way thru after a short stay in the humidor, really good smoke for the money!
5 out of 5
I love the deals you
I love the deals you have on gurkhas . Great smokes. Show me more great deals Thank you
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Nice,smooth smoke. I'm a mild to medium cigar smoker but was was pleasantly surprised with pleasant draw that was mellow but bold at the same time. Enjoyed the cigar start to finish.
5 out of 5
Easy smoke
Easy smoke
5 out of 5
Great cegar
Sweet smoke
3 out of 5
nconsistent, bitter
Usually happy with crest. However the burn on the torpedo was inconsistent, bitter, and wouldn't stay lit.
4 out of 5
Gurkha
Taste good with the price
5 out of 5
Worth the experience
An excellent and satisfying smoke, Rich full flavorful yet not obnoxious to those around you. The price I paid was well worth it, if you can catch a sale or sampler it's worth having in your cases.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Great smoke Excellent value!
4 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo Review
This one could become one of my favorite Gurkhas!!! Not as strong as some other Gurkhas but nonetheless delicious!!
5 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo
Smooth chocolatey wrapped smoke that is a pleasure and for the price...unbeatable!!
3 out of 5
Good cigar but.....
These are pretty good but I have had some build issues with these cigars. A couple had some stem issues and most have had wrap issues. That said, the flavor profile is great and over all I would recommend.
4 out of 5
great daily
While this cigar is not like having New York style cheese cake in Manhattan they are very good daily smokers.
3 out of 5
Average
Great tasting tobacco . Burns uneven. Variants in tightness of roll.
3 out of 5
Torpedo
Nice bold smoke however there's been some trouble getting an even burn. May explain their affordability.
5 out of 5
Great value
Fantastic long burning smoke. Enjoyable from start to finish. Never harsh.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Crest Torpedo
These cigars are a very enjoyable smoke. Nice med- full flavor. I would highly recommend them.
5 out of 5
Smooth
I found the cigar had a nice smooth draw and burned equally throughout the smoke.
5 out of 5
A Decent Everyday Smoke
This one was a little risky to try, but I'm still in the 'discovery phase' of Cigar smoking. I have friends who have enjoyed the Gurkha brand for very long times, so I thought I would see if these might make a reasonably good everyday smoke for me. I was pleasantly surprised from the first and will continue to buy them, at a great CI discount. Discretionary dollars can go farther with CI.
1 out of 5
they are terrible they are
they are terrible they are burning down very uneven by over 2 inches I end up throwing it out after only smoking 1/2 of it. It was a complete waste of money. Honestly possibly the worst cigar I have ever had barring none. I wouldn't have even given it 1 star but that is the lowest on your system.
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.