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Quick Smoke: Gurkha Evil Toro

2 Jul 2011

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

With a name like Evil, you’d expect this cigar to pack an extraordinary punch. It really doesn’t. While strong, the 6-inch Toro isn’t especially so. There’s little complexity in what is an OK smoke. More distinctive is the humongous band and the thick Brazilian wrapper that could almost pass for leather. I’m not sure whether Gurkha’s lack of attention to the blend’s description on the website—the same as that for the Assassin, a similar cigar, except for misspellings and improper word usage—reflects its feelings for the line.

Verdict = Hold.

George E

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Gurkha Evil Toro”

  1. Guy Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi Guys,

    I have tasted some sizes of GURKHA and well, all I can say is, Marketing and pretty
    Packages is NOT everything.
    I'm sure that the Gurkha cigar was better at the time when they were made in India
    with the local tobacco then what they are today.

    The legend in this case, is just a legend.