Gurkha Cigars was founded in the late 1980s by Kaizad Hansotia. The story goes that Hansotia was on vacation and a man was selling cigars on the beach; he bought the entire stock (and rights to the company name) for $150 and began to sell them in his duty free stores worldwide. The cigars sold like crazy, hitting the market during the beginnings of the great cigar boom, and that's where Gurkha began. After a few years selling exclusively at duty free stores, Gurkha began to expand their portfolio and started to focus on limited releases and rare tobaccos. Gurkha became known for their luxury products, selling cigars for hundreds, and even thousands of dollars, in some cases.
Thankfully for the consumer, the Gurkha Ghost is not one of the aforementioned cigars! This attractive smoke is geared towards the everyday enthusiast, offering big flavors at modest price points. The cigar is quick to catch the eye, displaying a holographic band featuring the standard Gurkha solider emblazoned upon it. This is accompanied by a stunning display that is worthy of the Gurkha name, often known for their opulent presentations.
Gurkha Ghost has a Brazilian maduro wrapper that encases an aged Criollo '98 binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic. Enthusiasts will be treated to aromas of black licorice, leather, and pepper; upon lighting, the dark, rich cigar produces a large volume of smoke. Flavors abound with cocoa, pepper, a sweet and creamy buttered toast, and a finish of caramel and nutmeg. Forget "seeing is believing," smoking is truly believing with the Gurkha Ghost!