This brand is well known to true connoisseurs of cigars. They are produced by a Florida company. Beach Cigar Group. These cigars got their name in honor of the Gurkhas - British colonial troops recruited from Nepalese volunteers from the end of the 19th century to this day. They participated in many hostilities against the enemies of the Crown, suppressed uprisings and, in general, proved themselves from the very best side. Gurkhas also took part in hostilities that ended recently, for example, in Yugoslavia.
History of cigars Gurkha goes back to the same 19th century. The colonial armies stationed in India were constantly in need of supplies. Including chicken. For better preservation in conditions of intense heat, the delivered cigars were stored in oak barrels from rum, due to which they acquired a characteristic taste and aroma. Produced Gurkha in the small Indian state of Goa. However, there was no talk of any brand at that time. And after some time, the Europeans forgot about these cigars.
The brand owes its birth to the president Beach Cigar Group - Kaizad Hansotia, who, traveling in India in 1989, discovered in one place in Goa that the local population smokes cigars with a special taste. The businessman was not stingy and bought the secret and production rights for $143.
| Gurkha Royal Reserve|
the cost of such a box is 1200 dollars
Historically cigars Gurkha are made exclusively by hand, mainly from Dominican tobacco, although other varieties are also used. Exclusively expensive varieties of whiskey and cognac are also used. Spectacular packaging immediately makes it clear that you are dealing with really good products. Many types are produced, most of which have characteristic names - Evil, Red Dragon, Assassin, Warlord ... Some of them are produced in very limited quantities (for example, 75 boxes) and are a real exclusive - the cost of one package sometimes reaches 20,000 US dollars.
Recently branded Gurkha coffee-flavoured cigars were also produced.
The British generally appreciated the Gurkhas. Yet these soldiers did a lot to maintain the status of the Empire. Sometimes military equipment was named after them. For example, the name "Gurkha" was carried by several destroyers of the Royal Navy. There were four of them in total, they were created, replacing each other, in the period from 1907 to 1984. The second "Gurkha" became especially famous, having managed to prove itself well during the Second World War in the fight against German submarines. In 1942, he himself became a victim of the submarine - U-133 was torpedoed, which attacked the convoy MW-8B.