Cigar Review: Gurkha Warlord

Basic Information: Gurkha Warlord

Manufacturer – Gurkha Cigars

Size – Gordo

Wrapper – Nicaraguan

Tobacco Blend – Nicarguan

Pricing – $7.50

Body – Full


This Gurkha Warlord is a long and fat milk chocolate colored smoke with a few veins and invisible seams.


Aroma – Smoked wood and barnyard.

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Damp Cedar almost like an old basement.

After Toast:

First Third – Some damp wood notes followed by some spicy pepper that lingers through a leather finish. When this settles in a subtle floral note hits the palate as well before turning back to that thick leather finish. The burn is wavy and ash fell at the inch mark.

Second Third –  A rich leather mixed with a cherry like undertone followed by an espresso note carry this third. Pepper dies off here as well. The burn remains wavy and ash fell at the inch mark.

Final Third –. Nice chocolate note followed by spice and cedar come forth in this third. The leather note still powerful and rich on the finish that lingers a long time between puffs. The burn remains wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Mumm Napa Brut Rose

Scotch – Johnnie Walker Black

Overall Experience:

This is a solid cigar from Gurkha with a nice complexity level in each of the thirds. Lots of nice notes in the Gurkha Warlord flavor profile with the leather being the centerpiece of this smoke. This is one of the Gurkha smokes I’d have again given the opportunity.


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