Gurkha will not only be rolling out some new lines at this summer’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, but it will be adding new vitolas to six of its existing lines.
The Gurkha Marquesa, which debuted at last year’s show, will be adding the Magnum, a 6 x 60 priced at $10 per cigar. Both the Cellar Reserve 12 Year and Cellar Reserve 15 Year will get a 5 x 52 Robusto and 6 x 54 Toro; the 12 Year versions will be priced at $9 and $9.50, while the 15 Year comes with MSRPs of $9.50 and $10, respectively.
On the infused side, a trio of coronas, all measuring 5 x 42, will be joining the catalog. In the Gurkha Grand Reserve, a cognac infused line, it will cost $11 per cigar, while the Gurkha Bourbon Collection and Gurkha Private Select, the latter of which gets infused with Ron Abuelo rum, will each be priced at $10.
All of the new sizes are expected to ship by the end of August.
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