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Quick Smoke: Gurkha Ghost Shadow

27 Apr 2013

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.”


Another cigar sporting the seemingly ubiquitous Brazilian arapiraca maduro wrapper, this time encasing a criollo ’98 binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. A medium-strength, five-inch stick, this Gurkha delivers a pleasant experience with only a hint of the dirt that I link to Brazilian tobacco. It also displayed little of the sweetness often found in maduros, though there was a bit of cocoa and coffee. Construction, burn, and draw were excellent in the pair I smoked. Judge it by your own preferences, and if they match up, give it a try. Oh, and check out that stunning black and silver band.

Verdict = Buy.

George E

photo credit: Stogie Guys

3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Gurkha Ghost Shadow”

  1. Dave Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    I haven't smoked a lot of Gurkhas, but I love the Gurkha Ghost Angel that comes in the black tubo and event bought a box of them. Tons of smoke come off them when you light them up. Very good flavor too.

  2. george e Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Dave – I've seen that one but haven't tried it. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks.

  3. Patrick Semmens Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I liked the one sample of this I smoked at the show. It's made by Abe Flores of Pinar del Rio (along with the Gurkha 125 and Ninja).