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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Gurkha   Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:40 pm

I have never had a Gurkha cigar that I thought was worth its price. Last night took the cake: I had one of their maduro something-or-others and it didn't even taste like tobacco! Screw this brand.
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:10 pm

I've very much came to the same conclusion... I WANT to like the brand. Their marketing is ridiculously cool. But alas they need to concentrate on the tobacco instead of the gimmick.
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:33 pm

I have never had any of the Gurkha's. What's the deal with them, are they flavored like the Drew Estate Acid stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:47 pm

No... They have 6,594 different sticks so I think the problem is they try to do to much to be good at anything.

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:46 am

I'm with the rest of ya. Gurkha is cool, overpriced and I tried my damnedest to get into 'em.

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:16 am

If a cigar is expensive, it should always be about quality tobacco, not the marketing or packaging.

You have in the US nice dominican versions of the cuban stuff, so why bother with low quality cigars anyway?
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:34 am

balkan_boy wrote:
You have in the US nice dominican versions of the cuban stuff, so why bother with low quality cigars anyway?

Gurkha is high quality. Just ask 'em.

Nah, you're right. And since I only smoke two or so a month, why not the best? Point taken.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:14 am

I only found recently a Rocky Patel stick, for all the pomp and attitude they portray, that I like. I'm fairly marketing-proof, but there's good stuff for cheap out there... these are cheap sticks that I find to be a good all-purpose for me...

http://mayaselvacigars.com/villa-zamorano-corona/

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:56 am

I went to a Gurkha cigar event about 3 or 4 years ago. It was actually by accident that I ended up there that day, I was just in to smoke a couple sticks.

Turns out the owner of Gurkha was there. Hizod Kanofsoda or however you spell it.

I forget what I was smoking that day, but it wasn't one of his. He asked me if I liked the cigar I was smoking. Then he started telling me all about it, and how they grew and aged the tobacco for that particular cigar.

I don't think he ever realized that it wasn't one of his. Then again, how could anyone expect him to be able to remember the entire line. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:33 am

My favorite is the MSRP of $6,000.00 each cigar has on it. BUT....if you hurry they are on sale for $11.50 lol!


My husband has tried quite a few Gurkhas over the last 3+ years and hasn't found one he would ever smoke again.
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:51 am

I had a Gurkha once that was exceptional. My other experiences have been decidedly average. Ditto Rocky Patel.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:03 pm

Cigars are by far the most wildly- and boldly- marketed tobacco product.    The image most of them portray, especially the really dynamic/"hot" brands--from the naming, the bands, the ads, the reps... it's funny.   It's more funny to buy a $1 factory throw out and start taking out discarded bands from the ashtray and affixing them.   Nine times out of ten you'll be yukkin' it up with guys proud of their cigars (and you, for your taste), but not noticing that your $1 dog turd is throwing ash everywhere and looks like the bark of a tree.   Laughing  

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Cigars are by far the most wildly- and boldly- marketed tobacco product.    The image most of them portray, especially the really dynamic/"hot" brands--from the naming, the bands, the ads, the reps... it's funny.   It's more funny to buy a $1 factory throw out and start taking out discarded bands from the ashtray and affixing them.   Nine times out of ten you'll be yukkin' it up with guys proud of their cigars (and you, for your taste), but not noticing that your $1 dog turd is throwing ash everywhere and looks like the bark of a tree.   Laughing  

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Kyle you crack me up. NMIKe
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:26 pm

I'd argue that the original Rocky Patel lines were exceptional value for the money.. Can't really comment much on some of the latest, haven't tried them.

I've always thought his Indian Tabac lines carried forward the value for the money of the original lines. I don't care if a stick cost $2 or $200 if it's worth it it's worth it, if it's not its not.
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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:05 am

puros_bran wrote:
I'd argue that the original Rocky Patel lines were exceptional value for the money.. Can't really comment much on some of the latest, haven't tried them.  

I've always thought his Indian Tabac lines carried forward the value for the money of the original lines.      I don't care if a stick cost $2 or $200 if it's worth it it's worth it, if it's not its not.

I know nothing of the originals. Never smoked one. The new ones are pretty "meh" for the money. The Super Ligeros are good (to me), though. That's the only one I like. And yeah, it ain't the cost, it's the smoke. I can afford $1 dog turds...I smoke them, and they're worth a buck. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Gurkha   Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:55 pm

First and last, in 2007.

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