The Gurkha Ghost is very popular and well known. With a 93 rating, attractive packaging, and unique flavor it was won the hearts of smokers nationwide. It comes in a 5 pack or a full box of 21 cigars. Both of which have a sort of tribal theme featuring the name.
It stands out amongst traditional packaging in the cigar industry. The band has silver embossing and iridescence. I’m sure that if you light this cigar around friends or in public, people will ask “what are you smoking” just because of how cool the band looks.
The blend consists of a dark Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, a Dominican grown Criollo 98 binder, and select fillers from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. This size is called the Asura and measures 6 x 54.
The Ghost has a nice draw, maybe a bit on the tighter side but the smoke output is heavy. The strength and flavor are medium. The Ghost delivers flavors of sweet earth, charred cocoa, and wet hay. There is no sort of spice or bite whatsoever. The entire cigar remains smooth and balanced. Usually cigars with a maduro wrapper has some sort of intensity or bite, not the Ghost. If you are looking for dark flavors without all the strength, this cigar is for you. It is a nice variation from the reputation that most maduro cigars have.
With good construction and unique flavor, the price point fits the bill. See what all the hype is about and try the Gurkha Ghost.