In 1887, at the height of the British rule, colonial soldiers began to make their own cigars from the local tobacco. The fondness of the British for these legendary Nepalese fighters inspired them to name their cigars “Gurkha.” Gurkha is known for limited release and rare tobacco products with highly artistic packaging, and produces cigars under the East India Trading Company.
Rogue is the third cigar released by Gurkha. It is a very nice, box-pressed cigar with an unfinished foot. Rogue is very solid to the touch and had a rich and silky dark brown wrapper. The pre-light smell was sweet and quite enticing.
Once lit, a very smooth draw gave way to plenty of thick, spicy smoke. Your palette will be hit with full flavors right away, predominately spice and earthiness. These flavors will maintain throughout the entire smoke, and the cigar should give a solid white ash.
Overall, the Rogue is a great cigar – nice construction and great flavors make it a fun and easy smoke.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Time Smoked: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano.
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic.
Size: 5” x 52.