When I was writing up last week’s Week In Smoke, I was a little surprised to discover we have never reviewed the Gurkha Vintage Selection Shaggy. I know it’s a cigar that I’ve talked about with people a number of times over the years, and people have had generally positive things to say about it. On more than one occasion I’ve been told it was one of the best, or the best Gurkha available. (That and the old G3, I believe.)
The reason for the omission could be that the Shaggy was discontinued until April of this year. At the beginning of April it was reintroduced as a limited edition cigar with a different blend- one dating back to 2001, which features Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. So even if we had reviewed it, the cigar I’m lighting up here is a very different smoke. That was immediately apparent. So how is it? Is the new old version a step in the right direction? Or was the old old version the best? (Or is that the “old new” version?) Click the play button below to get my take on it.
Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: 6 Year Old Dominican Habano
Smoking Time: 1 1/2 hours
Source: Sample or Gift
Price: MSRP $8.50
Make sure you watch all the way to the end, there just might be something in it for you.