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Gurkha Symphony

Smooth as silk.

By all accounts, this 91-rated blend is a masterful one. It’s often compared to AVO cigars - indeed many would say it outpaces and outshines its rival, offering copious amounts of mellow, creamy smoothness. And despite its subtle body, Gurkha Symphony delivers a genuine richness of flavor and complexity, even a smidge of spiciness on the palate.

Formerly this brand was titled K. Hansotia Symphony, and the cigars were adorned with only the silver band you see in the picture. Everyone who burned one loved it. Problem is, no one could read the script on the bands let alone pronounce the name, K.Hansotia Symphony. True story: I was golfing with a guy who said to me, “that cigar you gave me on the first tee was fantastic....what was its name again, K.Arrugula Scientific?” With a cigar this good it's a crying shame to have a band no one could read and a name no one could remember. So I called the maker, Kaizad Hansotia, and said “hey man, just add a Gurkha band to it and let’s rename the cigar Gurkha Symphony.” And what do you know, he actually did it. So this here’s the same exact cigar, only now with a new band and a new name you can actually pronounce. It’s well worth the coin, treat yourself to a delicious, flavorful and mellow that tastes all the better accompanied by a fat CI discount.

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Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 15In Stock$180.00
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Overall Rating4.39 out of 5 Based on 49 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Symphony”

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4 out of 5
No complaints
Great Cigar
5 out of 5
What a winner this one is
Just lit one up on a nice sunny day in Central Florida. Must say this is a treat! Excellent cut, smooth draw and flavor abound. Just what I needed after a long day.
5 out of 5
Vandal to harsh for me.
Vandal to harsh for me. Gurka just fine
5 out of 5
Nice burn and very well
Nice burn and very well made. Will for sure be buying again in the future
5 out of 5
Favorite smoothie!
Have been smoking these cigars since they first appeared on the scene. Very smooth go to cigar when I want to have something light but flavorful.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke
4 out of 5
Would buy again
This is a nice mild cigar that burns well. I bought them because they were tied to some Gurkha rocks glasses and I needed a set of rocks glasses. So happy with the glasses and very pleasantly surprised by how much I'm enjoying the cigars. For clarity, I am a mild to medium cigar smoker. I prefer a large ring gauge (60), but these were quite enjoyable at a 50 ring gauge. I would be very happy if I was handed one of these to enjoy while golfing.
4 out of 5
Mild and easy to smoke
Mild and easy to smoke
5 out of 5
great cigar
Smooth smoke, nice draw and good flavor
4 out of 5
Not bad
Not bad for the price
5 out of 5
Aleays liked this blend. My
Aleays liked this blend. My only request would be making available a robusto size.
4 out of 5
A Good Cigar Value
I enjoyed this cigar. It was flavorful though stronger than I normally prefer. It burned okay with reasonable ash control. It was a little "messy" towards the end, however. That I chose a stronger cigar was not the reason I didn't rate this higher.
4 out of 5
Smooth mellow
I prefer more mellow cigars an ghurka delivers exactly that.the burn was a bit course at first but eventually rounded out for an even burn
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Light and smooth, not what you would expect from Gurhka. Has a good finish in a cigar that you would leisurely sit down and enjoy.
5 out of 5
Gurka symphony
Excellent smoke for an afternoon hour to kill. Mild, easy draw, billowing smoke. Similar to other mild contenders like Mac. Hyde Park and AF-858.
4 out of 5
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Sadly, Rarely available in this size. Usually in a combo
4 out of 5
My 1st Gurkha
Favoring maduro's there is room in the box for these. And if needed another box. Will be coming back for more of these.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Smooth all the way, love it.
4 out of 5
Love em
One of my favorites!
5 out of 5
First time trying this smoke
Tried this Grukha Symphony for the first time and will definitely be it adding to my regular cigar list. Wonderful mild flavor without any residual aftertaste.
4 out of 5
Quality made mild cigar. Great
Quality made mild cigar. Great morning cigar that pairs well with coffee or an afternoon smoke with a nice IPA. Straight forward tobacco flavor with little spice makes it an any time cigar.
4 out of 5
Excellent mild cigar
Excellent mild cigar
3 out of 5
It was ok
Bought as part of 6 five packs. It was the 5th best.
5 out of 5
Great site to buy cigars!
Thank you again for great service and cigars!
4 out of 5
Great prices cigar site, horrible service.
I am a long term customer at cigars international. I recently took advantage of the "spooktacukar" sale the site was promoting. Shipping is fast, cigar price is great, quality is amazing. Cigars are always fresh and never had a major issue upon ordering until recently. The site changed its promo item while placing my order and was originally suppose to be a cigar international beer bottle opener wall mount. Instead I was offered a cigar book...I talked to several representatives verifying if I would get the beer bottle opener with my $100 plus purchase order. No one gave me a clear answer, they stated "not sure"...I had to wait until I received my order to see I did get the beer bottle opener! Why couldn't a customer service representative verify this information for me before finding out myself? Consumers pay for efficient service.
5 out of 5
Outstanding experience
I just love this subscription
4 out of 5
Burns ggod. Great flavor throughout
Burns ggod. Great flavor throughout the cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Nice smoke
4 out of 5
Good Gurka Gars
smooth and satisfying. not transcendent however
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke and a good deal very smooth and mild good burn worth the price.
5 out of 5
Shipped well and enjoyed
Shipped well and enjoyed
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Medium to mild flavor and well prepared. All in all a good smoke
5 out of 5
Good smooth cigar
Good smooth cigar
3 out of 5
A good cigar
A pretty good lighter cigar
4 out of 5
Gurkha symphony
A good medium bodied cigar, burns even and has a light peppery taste. Not my favorite offering from gurkha but we'll worth it.
4 out of 5
New cigar
Easy draw, mild taste, good to the last.
3 out of 5
Not a bad morning stick.
Not a bad morning stick.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
4 out of 5
Mild and melodious
Very mild and smooth
5 out of 5
Great Gurkha
Love this Gurkha, a little sharp on first light up then mild to med in body, but nice and smooth slightly creamy with a touch of sweetness, very even burning and puts out volumes of smoke, definitely one of my all time favorites and compare it easily to Ashton or Avo classic
3 out of 5
First time
I was first very excited to try them but I was disappointed asi cut my cigar .the it started flaking away . The cigar splitted as I started to smoking it .
4 out of 5
Mild smoke
Very good mild smoke. Well made, fair on the price
3 out of 5
Just doesn’t suit my taste
It has a good burn, draw, smoke and smell. Just doesn’t taste as good as others.
5 out of 5
Nice burn
Nice burn
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
Gurkha fan
Very nice cigar. Not my favorite size, but OK
5 out of 5
Get these for yourself
Love these Gurkha's. Everyone needs these for their palate and humidors.
Customer Testimonials
Bluntly speaking just a darn good cigar. Fits all my needs in a cigar. It's all just right.
JS of Lincoln, TX
Finishing a double perfecto with morning coffee. Good stick. I prefer bolder smokes but needed a few lighter ones for early in the day. Kinda one dimensional but the taste was fine. Needed one touch up and one relight. Not sure if this makes my rotation but I picked up a 5 pack for a song on cbid and will do it again for the right price.
Received one of these in a Gurkha Grab Bag. Smoked it tonight to celebrate the end of exams for uni. Normally mild cigars are not my cup of tea (prefer full-bodied) but these are excellent. The wrapper is flawless and the draw is excellent. Creamy with hints of cedar and spice dropping in from time to time. I swear I even got a hint of cinnamon in the initial draws right after lighting. Burn was rather uneven as others have commented but it was windy out so that likely had an effect. Strength was mild through the first half before picking up to be just shy of medium by the end. All in all, a solid Gurkha for the money.
RM of Portland, OR
Ordered these cigars, which I thought were Premium cigars. These were wrapped so tight they would not light, let alone smoke. Had to return them....
I received 5 of these in the Cpt. McMellow Sampler and they were supposed to be the Coronas, but I got the torpedos instead. Usually I prefer the corona to toro sizes and at first was wondering if they would get so strong after the halfway point that I would discard them. Not at all............these sticks stayed mild and flavorful to the nub and I now prefer them to Macanudo which had been my favorite. If you're a fan of mild to medium, you're gonna love these cigars. They have a particular flavor to them that is difficult for me to describe and somehow, I fear, addicting!! I don't smoke more than a couple sticks a week, but that could change if I can afford to buy more of these (I be poor)
TB of Fitchburg, WI
TG of Fresno, CA
Wow... What can I say... This is a smooth fantastic cigar with an even burn (despite a bad light due to me running out of fluid). It was creamy and mellow to the end. Fantastic cigar!
CB of Kyle, TX
My favorite morning cigar, to me was a slightly better version of beauty. Slightly more.. flavor, smoke, and creamy texture.
KJ of Winter Haven, FL
The Gurkha Symphony is a mild cigar, with flavor's of mild tobacco, nuts. The Symphony is very smooth and creamy throughout. Draw was easy, burn was flawless with no needed touch ups. Construction was perfect. Overall for me it was a very mild cigar, I like the Park Avenue Connecticut, the beauty, Elegance, Status Natural, Royal Challenge, n Castle Hall over this cigar. Bought a box will season n store n see if it kicks it up a notch after some sleeping time. 87/100 for me.
VF of margate, FL
My all time favorite cigar. Thanks again CI!
SW of Fort Collins, CO
I can't add anything to what has already been said except do not hesitate to buy this's a keeper and a 9 + in my book.
JL of New Athens, IL
I just got some double perfectos on sale! What can I say, Gurkha doesn't know how to make bad cigars. At the price, it was a steal and I enjoyed every minute of this gem. Good flavor, even burn and good draw. A well made cigar by any standard. If the price was right again I would buy a few hundred more.
ML of Pinson, AL
Awesome taste, great smoke, thanks again CI for making it possible at these low low prices!
When I started smoking cigars for the second time I began the search for what I like and don't like. I go to the local smoke shop on occassion if I want to find a single stick to try. But I also spend a lot of time on CI looking for the good deals on some great cigars. I originally found the Symphony on a daily deal and went for it based on knowing that Gurkha is a quality cigar. These babies have not disappointed. They are some great smokes. I plan to keep a dozen or so in the humi at all times. I would not want to run out of this cigar. And to top it off, recently I have found a couple of the daily deals that offered the Symphony in a "Double Perfecto". I bought them for the fun of it. Just as great a smoke as the toros. Now I have to keep my eye out for 2 different types of Symphony...... What a wonderful problem to have. Keep the deals coming CI.
Being a newcomer to cigars but a long time cigarette smoker my taste thus far has been for mild cigars. I have found quite a few Gurkha's to my liking but so far the "symphony" is the top of the list especially with the deal I got at $2.50 a stick. Nice and mild, at times I almost forget I'm smoking a cigar and inhale a little. Though not recommended for health reasons, very smooth and good long burn. Great smoke for a newbie.
DS of Hazleton, PA
This cigar has been a great find. I had bad luck with Gurkha years ago with consistent bad draws and burns that turned me away from the brand regardless of the marketing of how great they were. I have yet to have one problem with the symphony's. I love the mild strength and out of last 100 I have smoked maybe 1 was a problem child, great quality control by their rollers. Cigars International is the only place I seem to find them which is fine because this is my source for sticks. Just afraid the symphony may not be around in the long run with such limited distribution. If you like mild cigars this is a must have in the humidor.
CL of Saint Charles, IL
Just finishing my last one. This is one of my favorites. Very well constructed and the burn is even and smooth. The taste is also very smooth and very pleasing on the palate. If you haven't bought some, go get you some and try, you will be pleased.
JS of Arlington, TX
Having heard so many comments about Gurkha cigars I wanted to try them. I am a mild cigar smoker for the most part. So when I saw these in the daily deal I figured "What the hey!" and ordered a 10 pack. I let them sit in the humi a couple weeks after receiving them so they could rest. That wait was a killer BUT man was it worth it. Everything that i read or heard in praise of these cigars was dead on. To put it in simple terms they are just excellent cigars. Some of the very best I have tried. I would put these on my list of cigars as a special treat so I plan to treat myself quite often.
TO of Concord, NC
Great construction. These are a great mild cigar. Nice change of pace if you usually smoke stronger cigars. I recommend trying them.
DH of Stanton, TN
Gurkha Symphony-I am not about to give a speech with all the grades for construction, draw, burn,flavor, pre-lite etc,etc,etc. B.S. I have been smoking and enjoying cigars for over 40 years now. Tried just about all of them over the years. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Simply put, (for me) this cigar is on my top ten list of all time. If there are better cigars out there, I have yet to find them.
GD of Findlay, OH
While I don't consider myself a rookie, I am far from an expert. However, I learn more and more with every cigar I smoke, and I've purchased so many that it has brought the wrath of my wife with both barrels firing. The Gurkha brand has stood out among all the many brands I have tried, in the area of construction, draw,flavor and abundance of smoke. Even the ones I didn't like, I could still say that the cigar was well made and some one else would enjoy it. Only the real Cuban I had the privilege to smoke, is made as well as the differnt types of Ghurkhas I've tried. This happen to be a Gurkha that I enjoyed, and would have no problem in purchasing a box. Does that mean they would be my first choice; NO. Then again, they would be far from the bottom of my list. I thought it was a good cigar, burned even, great draw, and I enjoyed the flavor. There are others I like better, but it is one that I would put in rotation with the ones higher in price. Many times I base my order on what the reviews have to say about the cigar. After reading what others had to say on this cigar, it appears that there are mixed feelings. This is my review, based on my experience, and the many cigars I have in many different brands and price in my humidors. Purchase only 5 and decide for yourself if the Gurkha Symphony is right for you.
DM of Taylor, MI
The Gurkha Symphony. This is supposed to be K. Hansotia's mild masterpiece, so when I saw it offered in a sampler pack right here on CI, I bit. It only sat in the humidor for 24 hours. The sampler came with two. So the other one might be a little better refined after some time. Masterpiece it is not, but it is good. Like the only previous Gurkha I've had, the Master's Select, it gave off a nice volume of smoke. Mild is an understatement. It's really mild, from the aroma pre and post light, to the flavors and potency. The flavors were consistant, never waivering. Very subtle earthy, tobcacco flavor with a hint of coffee in there. That's it. This smoke would be a good morning cigar. Good construction, draw, and burn. Unfortunately, the price point kills this piece for me. It can be found as low as $6 online, but generally goes for $7-10. For that price range, I'll take a Perdomo Champagne everytime over this. I would also rate Rocky Patel's '99 Vintage I just sampled over this smoke in the price range. If it's in a sampler pack, I'll enjoy it. But I won't set out for it specificially. Good piece, overpriced IMO. We'll see if the other one after some time in the humidor changes my mind.
FR of Las Vegas, NV
Got these on the 10 pack for $27.50 special, because I have had a lot of luck with other Gurkha CI specials. Wow are these good. Extremely well made; burned with perfect consistency and flavor from tip to the nub. Mild, but some nice complexity in the flavor. I jumped on one after two days in the humidor, can't wait to see how they smoke after they have had more time to settle in! I am fast becoming a big fan of the Gurkhas. I have tried a variety from CI, and they have all been great. The Nepalese Warrior was my favorite up until now, and these are right up there!
BP of Harleysville, PA
While there are a lot of happy campers out there with this cigar, after smoking 3 of them, I'm just not feeling it. For my palate they are just okay but I will not be purchasing these again. My current rotation is: AF Chateau Fuente sungrown, SLR Robusto, and Don Tomas Clasico, all of which are more consistent and fuller flavored than this particular robusto stick.
BW of Princeton, NJ
I don't need a handout ("discount") for these beauties. I make under 200k and my taxes were actually cut by our Socialist leader. I have enough to buy another box! God bless the World!
MR of Spokane, WA
Please run a special on Gurkha Symphony since I now have to work longer and pay more taxes to provide health care to 32 million people on welfare. I need a discount I am down to my last one, GOD bless America and CI.
DH of Sterling, ND
I smoked one of these last night before going to bed, amazing cigar and it was smooth the entire time, this is the 4th gurkha I've smoked and will try even more in the future.
JG of Fontana, CA
Wow! What a great cigar. I typically enjoy medium to medium-full sticks, but this mild beauty tastes so good, I will have to make some room in the "humi" for it. I came across the "Symphony" while smoking my way through Gurkha heaven. Gurkha heaven being the smokin' deal--pun intended--I got from CI on the "Historical Collection". Yep, thirty of K.hansotia's finest blends for a mere sixty-nine bucks! Excellent construction and burn; silky smooth creamy smoke all the way to the nub. Smoke these cigars!
GF of Tega Cay, SC
This is the best cigar I've ever smoked, by the best brand I've ever smoked. Although I prefer mild-bodied cigars, I thoroughly enjoy even the heavy duty Gurkhas like the Beast and Titan. (The Gurkha Triple Ligero was the only blend I've failed to appreciate. It was like smoking a 30 year old tire.) The Symphony is the most flavorful, yet smooth and mild cigar I've come across, including Macanudo, Rocky Patel Connecticut, and Professor Sila. I just smoked one the other night, and upon completion wanted to fire up another. That's how good it is. Supposedly they sell out of these right away, so hurry up and get your hands on some. Or not, so there's more for me.
SH of River Grove, IL
One of my favorites. Can't say enough good things about this cigar. All I can say is this is the cigar I smoked after I got engaged and is the cigar I'd like to have with me on my wedding day....
PK of Brookfield, IL
I use to live up in Bethlehem, PA and would spend my time quite frequently after college classes and between them in their stores. I always picked up the orginal cigar with the original band only and still have those and a couple of the last boxes that I purchased on this site. This is probably one of my most favorite cigars and I am a man who enjoys full bodied full flavored smokes. I would smoke this cigar everyday if I did not love it to much to savor it. I strongly recommend buying tons of these and aging them, great flavorful smokes.
SL of Greensboro, NC
First let me start by saying thanks to CI,for always having the best Price's in the market w/that said...Just got my order of Gurkha(Symphony)had to have one right away,why haven't I ever have one before the wrapper is top grade pre-lit aroma and puff it's actually sweet for a minute thought I was tasting one of those"infused"stogies.Once lit great floral bouquet,creamy just delicious.Firm no soft spots heavy nice cigar all in all if you haven't had one go order some now..You know what your not gonna like'em so don't bother...MORE FOR ME!!A great smoke!!
JB of hagerstown, MD
I've been smoking for just over 2 years and I belong to the C.I. Monthly Cigar Club, so I have had the pleasure of alot of good cigars at a great price.......but the Gurkha Symphony is by far the most delicious cigar I have had the pleasure of smoking.....from the beginning to the middle to the last puff a pure delight. If you enjoy a cigar that taste like your eating cashews out of a Planter's Jar this is your stick....great draw...long, white heavy after-taste..... try em I just ordered another mazo
RM of Paxton, FL
My first impression of this cigar is simply "how?".(Gurkha Symphony) How does Gurkha consistently make the best cigars on the market? How do they make a smoke that makes you sit up and realize that what you are smoking is not just a cigar, but a commitment to greatness. Which is something I completely respect and admire. How does Joe keep his prices so low on these beauties? Frankly, I don't want to know, just so long as he does. And most importantly, how can I keep from smoking them all before my wife throws a fit at the charges I keep racking for all things Gurkha?
JW of Fayetteville, NC
This is a wonderful stick (Gurkha Symphony), it's cousin the Warlord are great compliments to each other; a yin-yang kinda thing. This is very flavorful and has delicate hints of sweet and finishes to a nice medium-bodied pianisimo. Need I say more... a nice, very nice stick. My rate this stick: 90
CS of Southern, CA
"GURKHA SYMPHONY", My palate really tasted the music. WOW!!
VB of San Francisco, CA
When you hear the word "symphony" you immediately relax and expect to be entertained. Gurkha Symphonies will put your mind and soul at ease with a wave of mild, mellow,creamy flavor that washes over you like you have passed on and gone to heaven! I plan on arriving at the pearly gates with my lighter in one hand and my cutter in the other! Now if I can only find Bach and Beethoven......
PR of Sandy Hook, CT
Another excellent cigar (Gurkha Symphony). Virtually anything made by this firm is worth trying.
MC of MLeesburg, VA
The Ghurka Symphony blew me away the first time I smoked it. I grabbed a dozen through in incredible special here at CI and let them sit in the humidor for a good 3 months before lighting one up. Not only is it the smoothest cigar I've ever had, it stayed consistent and creamy and just kept getting better and better the more I smoked it. This cigar has convinced me that a cigar need not be ass-kicking strong to be a true gem. Waiting impatiently for CI to make my dreams come true again with a great weekly or daily deal on these.
ME of Burbank, CA
I've got a new favorite (Gurkha Symphony)! This really is a quality cigar that has distinction. Not to mention other cigar brands, but if you have been a fan of Avo, you probably will enjoy this.
ED of Woodbine, MD
This cigar (Gurkha Symphony) was the deal of the century! It started out smooth, had an excellent draw and stayed perfect to the last drag. I detected a hint of sweetness at first, then it just seemed to mellow and stay smooth and creamy to the end. With a little VO on ice, it was a perfect smoke. Hope this one goes on special again, but I'm not holding my breath. Oh well, thats what credit cards are for, right?
AD of San Jose, CA
WOW,Holy &*%$, oops getting a little excited, well I should. This (Gurkha Symphony) is a GREAT cigar. I ordered around 90 sticks when you had the weekly special and I absolutly love them. Not to mention they have a excellent construction, perfect draw, smooth nutty flavour, and satisfying to the NUB. Would recommend these to the aficionado, or the beginner. When I smoke these I "soil" my pants and forget who I am for at least a day or 2. Thanks for the warm feelings!!!!!
MA of Wichita, KS
Great cigar (K. Hansotia Symphony) and worth every penny
GT of Little Rock, AR

Gurkha Symphony

Steve R
Those of you that know me are well aware of my love for Gurkha cigars. I can easily look you straight in the eyes and say that I’ve yet to find a disappointing Gurkha. Granted, I haven’t smoked them all (yet), but I’ve definitely had my fair share. Kaizad Hansotia, the man behind Gurkha, came out with some new lines with K. Hansotia secondary bands. Of course, I had to try them all. The gentlest of these is the Symphony, and since I prefer medium to full, I tried this one last.

Ok, let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. This cigar is gorgeous. It has a pale, silky Connecticut shade wrapper that’s been flawlessly applied. The initial spark produces a pleasant aroma. A little woody, and very mellow. Right off the bat, the smoke fills my mouth with a thick, velvety texture that seems to coat my palate. The flavors are creamy and gentle. I notice a cedary-ness that’s complemented nicely with some spice. Not too much though, not as much as your ordinary Kaizad handmade. Considering his Centurian is one of my favorite cigars, I am not used to this. It uses a powerful, all-Dominican blend of filler leaves, which makes me expect a rich, rich flavor. It’s rich, yes, but not Perdomo or Indian Tabac rich. Truth be told, it smokes like an Avo or Davidoff, and I actually forgot what I was smoking halfway through. It’s pretty mellow, with a distinct creaminess that offers hints of wood and nuts. I think I found a new smooth recommendation for my ‘not so price sensitive’ customers. Just one recommendation though. Store them at about 65% percent. The thick filler leaves absorb a lot of moisture that can lead to a funny burn. Other than that, this pretty girl gets the homecoming crown!