There are cigars and then there are cigars. Cigar aficionados would certainly understand what I mean and they would also probably feel a rush of excitement each time they hear the word Gurkha. For those who have no clue as to what I am talking about, the Gurkha is now being considered as one of the hottest cigars in the market.
The Gurkha, as popular and sought after as it is now, was not always considered so highly. It hails from India, where it was once looked down on â€“ if you can believe that. But one man changed that perception. Kaizad Hansotia, an entrepreneur based in Miami, bought the brand many years ago simply because he liked what he tasted. His gamble has paid off.
Gurkhas are now considered way up there in the cigar world. To give you an idea of just how highly regarded they are, one cigar goes for $750! Thus, it is not a surprise that you normally find high profile Hollywood personalities puffing on one of them babies.
More on the Gurkha from The Courant:
They are cased in â€œfrosted glass tubes in which Gurkhas are individually packaged, the gold caps on the tubes, and the unique design of each new line of Gurkha boxes, from hand-carved wood in one line, to boxes covered with leather and lined with suede for another.
As for the celebrity interest in Gurkha, Torano said, “Go into any humidor in any good cigar shop in the country, and you can’t help but notice the Gurkha, because of their look. Then you smoke one and find you like them, too.â€
Anyone here who has tried a Gurkha?
Originally posted on April 19, 2011 @ 6:58 pm