Gurkha Turk Toro – Cigar Review

November 2, 2008 · Posted in Cigar Review 

Cigar Stats

Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Honduran Connecticut
Approximate Price: $4.00

My mom always taught me that if I have nothing nice to say then I shouldn’t say anything at all. Unfortunately for my mom, I am a poor listener. I don’t like Gurkhas. I just don’t. From the oversize bands to the over-hyped image to the bad quality cigars, I just don’t like them.

But maybe I am being too harsh. After all, Gurkha is supposed to be the personal cigar of some Middle Eastern ruler of some sorts. And the cigars I have smoked from Gurkha have all been cheap, down market versions of the original cigar, which costs hundreds of dollars per stick (INSANE!).

Alright, down to business. This is a very well made cigar, milky brown. I don’t see any imperfections or raised veins. This cigar could prove me wrong. I hope it does.

Z Light!

I’ve just lit this cigar a couple minutes ago and I am pleasantly surprised with what I am tasting here. It’s not anything amazing but it is solidly good. The flavors are spice and a smoky moss (no, I have never had smoky moss, but that’s the kind of flavor I think it would taste like).

There’s a good amount of smoke, it has a good draw, and I’m thinking that this might be the cigar that proves me wrong about Gurkhas.

A little over halfway through now and it sours a little. And it is burning a bit hot. So, if anything, I am sorry I smoked this cigar past this point.

Overall, however, this has been an enjoyable cigar. It was well made, balanced and had good flavors. It’s a mild cigar with a good draw. If only I hadn’t smoked it too far down….

88 points

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