East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto

It doesn’t matter how often it happens, getting cigars in the mail is always a source of happiness, especially when it’s unexpected. Back in December, the people at Gurkha sent me just such a surprise- the East India Company Classic Cigar Havana Blend Robusto. The name’s quite a mouthful, and the band is equally large, but thankfully, the dark, box-pressed stick is a comfortable 52 ring gauge. I’ve been smoking them casually since, getting fully acquainted with the cigar. And now that my supply of them is coming to an end, it seems appropriate to give it a proper video cigar review send-off. Here are my thoughts.

Cigar Stats:
Size: 5 1/2 x 52
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas
Binder: Unknown/Proprietary
Filler: Nicaragua/Proprietary
Smoking Time: 1 1/2 hours
Source: Gift
Price: MSRP $7.99

ADHD Too-Long-Didn’t-Watch-OMG-Cat-Pictures Bullet Points

  • The video’s only 12:29, why aren’t you watching it?
  • Audio quality greatly improved for this review! Brian no longer sounds like an evil robot in the bottom of a well. He still is, he just doesn’t sound like it.
  • The cigars had a pretty potent tobacco aging room wrapper aroma.
  • The draw was pretty loose, and the ashes were even looser. Several touch-ups required.
  • There were a lot of things going on with the flavor profile, enjoyment of the transitions and nuances varied.
  • Despite sirens in the background, no cigar bloggers were harmed in the making of this review.
  • The little things about the flavor profile really said “Gurkha” to me.
  • It’s an OK cigar that Gurkha fans will likely appreciate. Give it a shot.