Cigar Review: Gurkha Kaizad

Basic Information: Gurkha Kaizad

Manufacturer – Gurkha Cigars

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Ecuador Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Dominican, Nicaraguan, USA

Pricing – $7.10

Body – Medium


This Gurkha Kaizad has a nice brown leather colored wrapper with visible seams and a few firm veins.


Aroma – Barnyard, Smoked Wood

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Smoked Hickory Meats

After Toast:

First Third –  A blast of roasted nuts followed by some spice and pepper start this third off. Few minutes in that hickory note comes out along with like a crème brûlée like note. The burn remains sharp and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – Hickory and smoked meats start this third followed by the nutty notes on the finish. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the halfway point.

Final Third – This ends with a tangy cedar note mixed with the nuts and hickory wood like finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Trivento Malbec

Scotch – Johnnie Walker Double Black

Overall Experience:

I thought this Gurkha Kaizad is decent, but not one of my favorites from this line. The flavors are ok, but a bit muddled. The creme brûlée like note was really neat, then moving to meats which is the opposite end of the spectrum. I would have this again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it.

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