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Cigar Review | Gurkha Official Release Cask Blend

The Gurkha Official Release Cask Blend is the premier Gurkha Cigar. No information other than being manufactured in the Dominican Republic has been released. The Gurkha website keeps the blend secret about the origins of the tobacco.

Gurkha Official Release Cask Blend

Wrapper: Proprietary
Binder: Proprietary
Filler: Proprietary
Size: Figurado 5″ x 58
Price: $7 to $9

I have heard this cigar called a Robusto, it looks like a figurado to me.

The band interesting and is signed by Gurkha CEO Kaizad Hansotia.

Official Release Cask Blend Final Thoughts
Gurkha Official Release Cask Blend

Construction and Aroma

The cigar has a dark natural wrapper that is smooth with no tooth and an oily sheen. The aroma is that of sweet tobacco.

Cask Blend Draw and Tastes

The draw is medium with blasts of sweetness before the light. It has some resemblance of tea and cedar. Once the cigar was lit, I detected peppery spice and an overall sweetness of earthy tobacco. The finish is very long with flavor encompassing the entire mouth.

The Decline of the Gurkha Official Release Cask Blend

This cigar was interesting at the beginning. I thought I was going to be in for a real treat. All of the flavors disappeared and the spice took over. There was a transition to earth and leather which I personally didn’t enjoy. The draw was firm, but excellent, it performed okay as there was some burn issues at the halfway point. I touched it up and it burned well thereafter.

Official Release Cask Blend Final Thoughts

On the band it says, “only for the Gurkha connoisseur” in an attempt to add mystique and elegance. If you like spicier medium plus body cigars, this is it. It’s very spicy and can be sort of smooth with a minty finish. I felt the cigar was one dimensional. If it remained in the profile in the first five minutes, it would have been great. The cigar burned for 1 hour and 30 minutes maybe a little more. I loved the smoke output and the draw. I’m not sure if I liked it, however, I could see how it might appeal to certain people.


While traveling abroad from England, I picked this cigar up while I was in Germany from Cigar World. In my opinion, the best shop in Europe. You can watch the Gurkha Cigars Official Release Cask Blend on YouTube as well as many other iROBUSTO cigar reviews there too.

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5 thoughts on “Cigar Review | Gurkha Official Release Cask Blend

  1. LongGone says:

    Great review. Wish you would share some pics of the Cigar World shop!

  2. iROBUSTO says:

    I will be heading there in the Summer, it’s very cold there now. Hahaha

  3. Ginger Ross says:

    Sounds Dominican mate.

  4. iROBUSTO says:

    Could be the obvious choice. Someone said they think Nicaraguan.

  5. iROBUSTO says:

    Definitely would like to hear what people thought of this one. Still deciding on my opinion.

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