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Gurkha Wicked Indie

Monday, May 14th, 2012

I found the Gurkha Wicked Indie at a local shop the other day. This is the first release under the East India Trading Company, which is a subsidiary of Gurkha. As always, I paired this cigar with water. Here’s how it went.


Wrapper: Habano Nicaraguan

Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: XO 6 x 60

Price: Around $6.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a little blotchy and veiny looking, but nothing of concern. It had a cedar and hay smell, while the foot was earthy. The cigar was pretty well packed, and had minor hard and soft spots. Again, nothing of concern. The draw had slight resistance, and had a woody and musty flavor.

The ash held for about two inches, and the burn required a few minor corrections.

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The first third: The main flavor was peppery spice and wood. The smoke feel was slightly creamy with earthy notes.

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The second third changed just a bit. The dominant flavors were wood and earthiness. Next up was creaminess with an easy sweet spice. The aftertaste had that same sweet tingle with some earthiness.

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The last third was basically an exact repeat of the second third. The only difference was a slight floral component. It was very subtle and hard to pick up.

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This was an OK medium bodied cigar. The flavor profile was pretty one dimensional and definitely had no wow factor at all. For such a simple cigar, I would have to pair it with coffee or something that would make it a little more exciting. Basically, it was just another cigar…

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