Earlier this year, Gurkha revamped its Castle Hall line and now it will get a Nicaraguan version.

The company has announced Castle Hall Nicaragua, which will use an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. It is being produced at American Caribbean Cigars S.A.


Castle Hall Nicaragua will be offered in the same three sizes as the Castle Hall Dominican:

  • Gurkha Castle Hall Nicaragua Robusto (5 x 52) — $4.50 (Box of 20, $90)
  • Gurkha Castle Hall Nicaragua Toro (6 x 54) — $4.75 (Box of 20, $95.20)
  • Gurkha Castle Hall Nicaragua Magnum (6 x 60) — $4.95 (Box of 20, $99)

The company says it will begin shipping in early August, though the Castle Hall Nicaragua Robusto could ship before that.

The Castle Hall Dominican was introduced earlier this year at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE 2020). Previously, Castle Hall was a private label brand sold by Thompson Cigar.

Update (July 1, 2020) — Gurkha sent out a press release clarifying the wrapper is Ecuadorian habano not Nicaraguan as originally stated.


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