Ring Gauge: 50
Strength: Bold – Heavy
Wrapper: Havana 2000
Filler: Cuban Ligero, Dominican Piloto
In my last review I made mention that I ordered a ten pack of cigars from Cigars International. The review I’m posting now is for the other cigar in that pack. The Gurkha Regent.
I went through with the same precautions as always to try and get the most out of the cigar. The first thing I noticed about this cigar was its odd shape. The Gurkha Regent is square pressed, but is very thin on one side. It looks more rectangular than anything. The shape made for an odd feel in the hand, as well in the mouth. The shape took a little getting used to, but I never totally felt comfortable with it.
Right from the start this cigar just smelled amazing. The smoke lingering in the air was a treat. The smoke raising off the cigar was light but potent. The aroma filled the room while the smoke in the air stayed to a minimum.
The flavor of the cigar was a little disappointing. I didn’t have a single flavor change throughout the cigar. It slowly got stronger as I smoked it, but that was likely due to the smoke collecting at the tip of the cigar.
Throughout the entire cigar, it smoked very smooth. The only flavor I tasted was sort of an oak barrel type taste with a bit of spiciness. The spice was just enough to give me that tingle in the back of my throat and sinuses.
To sum up the review, I was disappointed by this one. I’ve been looking forward to smoking a Gurkha for some time now and this one just didn’t live up to the hype.
My score sheet can be reviewed below.