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 treat....one that tastes all the better accompanied by a fat CI discount.