Gurkha Gold Hologram is the second cigar in our series of factory direct, Corona Cigar exclusives from Gurkha (Gurkha Raider is our other exclusive). Kaizad Hansotia made a boat load of Gurkha Gold Hologram cigars for a wealthy cigar distributor in the Middle East, but some how their deal went bust. Maybe the guy's oil well went dry...I don't know. So when Kaizad showed me these cigars, we haggled him down to a good price and grabbed them all.
Gurkha Gold Hologram cigars have a medium brown, Connecticut-seed wrapper, Dominican binder and a mild blend of aged Dominican and Colombian long filler tobaccos. The flavor is somewhat nutty and mild with a hint of cedar. So here's your chance to get your hands on high dollar brand that would have sold for a Sheik's ransom, at our rock bottom price!
Great start...not so good finale., 8th May 2013
Reviewer: Drew Lyons
The Gurkha Gold was firm and looked ok... I removed the band which revealed a "tanning" stripe on the cigar underneath the band.
mild, 7th May 2013
Reviewer: Richard Takahashi
very light and mild cigar, perfect for after lunch or late afternoon, hint of cedar
Solid, Mild Cigar, 7th May 2013
Reviewer: James Lay
This was not a bad cigar. Flavor profile was consistent throughout, with hints of nut, black and white pepper, and some spices (nutmeg and possibly sage?). The burn was even and consistent, and the construction was spot on. Draw was a little tight at first, but did loosen up as the smoke evolved. This would be a good smoke for someone who does not smoke often, or someone who simply enjoys VERY mild cigars.
Worst Gurkha Ever!!!, 10th May 2013
Reviewer: Perla De Solo
Very firm pack, could break concrete! Not much flavor, bland cigar. Barely smoked half way and had to lay it to rest. I like Gurkhas, The Crest being my choice, but this was the worst Gurkha to date.
Don't bother, 10th May 2013
Reviewer: Paul Carlo
Horrible, tasteless, couldn't even get past the first 5 minutes......don't even waste your time. I'd rather smoke a Muniemaker.
P.O.S. Stick, 13th May 2013
Reviewer: Armando De Solo
Title says it all.^^^^^
Wouldn't call it Gold, 11th May 2013
Reviewer: Chris Connelly
I felt like this cigar was terrible. It is packed so tight you have absolutely no draw what so ever. Mild flavor, nothing to really brag about. Definitely not a cigar i will go back to.
Bad Wrap..., 13th May 2013
Reviewer: Corey Carroll
This Gurkha is a mix of good and bad. It is not visually pleasing with the gold band and dry wrapper, and to the touch it's filler was inconsistent. The end was packed tight, so it was difficult to draw for the first quarter of the cigar. The wrapper did start falling off after a bit as well.
Sorry not impressed, 14th May 2013
Reviewer: Steve Christopher
Gurkha Gold was well constructed and smoked well. The flavor was mild to medium, with little transition. Not really what I expect from the brand. Thanks for the chance to try this smoke!
Not for me, 16th May 2013
Reviewer: John Davis
I've tried this brand/model before but don't remember it being as bad as this sampler. The draw was difficult from start to finish making it an unpleasant smoke at best. Taste was mediocre and wrap was stable. Can't recommend it.
Good but for Gurkha you expect more., 19th May 2013
Reviewer: Tim Davis
It's no master select obviously but you hope for something that is a treat. However this just isn't for me personally. It's got some woodsy and earth hints which are very nice but they just don't stand out like other mild sticks nor do you get any sweet notes either. It's a very neutral stick and maybe slightly acidic which some may find unpleasant.
Not one for me ., 19th May 2013
Reviewer: Alan Hatfield
Looked to be well made , tight firm packa few vains very faint smell of hay and tea . Took the first cap off the draw was tight and it stayed that way. First third had very light smoke out put it had to be double puffed to get anything . Had very little taste at all , it was light hay and tobacco . That was about it a tight draw and little smoke not much taste and wraper cracks all the way till it started getting bitter about 2 " from the end . To be honest . This not one I will be buying .
Surprising Gurkha!, 20th May 2013
Reviewer: Chuck Mackarness
Pre-smoke: Hard texture, nice aroma, very firm and hard under the pinch.
Nice and smooth, 20th May 2013
Reviewer: Ron Thomas
Easy draw, smooth even burn ... a little sweet note.
1st time, last time, 27th May 2013
Reviewer: Mark Sweat
Nothing really appealing about this cigar. It was my first time smoking this one. If you are familiar with Gurkha then you can compare. The cigar itself had a tight wrap, with a decent draw but it was just bland.
Tasteless While Falling Apart, 28th May 2013
Reviewer: Fred Villani
I still think that perhaps this was a bad sample. Have tried Gurkha before and while not a personal favorite found past cigars pleasant and well made.
I'm a big fan of Gurkha, but not this one, 29th May 2013
Reviewer: Dr Michael Mihalik
Draw was too tight, and did not allow the production of enough smoke. It was mild bodied, but not much flavor...bland, blah...had to fight it...was surprised because Gurkha is usually one of my favorites no matter which one it is.
Not what I expected, 31st May 2013
Reviewer: Robert C Anderson
The cigar did not have a easy draw, but after using my cigar poker to irate it, I thoroughly enjoyed the smoke. It was on the mild side and had a grain/nutty flavor. I enjoyed it with a good cabernet wine.
Sweet Smoke, 5th Jun 2013
Reviewer: Stefan Drago
This cigar has hints of honey that emanate from its Connecticut wrapper. Providing a mellow, almost nutty aroma which overall is a smooth and well rounded smoke.
cigartoad, 8th Jun 2013
Reviewer: William Estep
This was a great smoke the taste was very nice. The wife liked the aroma of it. It was a little hard to draw at first then poke it and all was good. I would give this to my friends.
Not a Gold Standard, 2nd Jul 2013
Reviewer: JEFF COHAN
The construction was solid and the draw was good, but it is very mild. Almost no taste profile, It was like smoking air... I know I am puffing on something because I see the smoke but I sure don't get any sense of a flavor or taste. Nice looking cigar and unique hologram band, but just to plain for me.
Decent Smoke, Some Flaws, 21st Nov 2013
Reviewer: Richard Tremblay
I bought two bundles of torpedoes and one bundle or Toro Ghurka Gold. Though I like the Patel Sungrowns, I thought I give this a try...I smoke a lot of cigars. Most of the Golds I have smoked, about ten, have been consistent. A torpedo had a hard draw and bitter taste. In all fairness, the others were a good pleasant smoke, worthy of the three stars I gave them. The price was right for sure.