It’s the 30th anniversary of Kaizad Hansotia purchasing and revitalizing Gurkha and as such the company is celebrating with a new cigar line.

The Gurkha Treinta uses an Ecuadorian habano rosado wrapper over an AGANORSA corojo 99 binder from Nicaragua and a mix of Nicaraguan fillers that include corojo 99 and criollo 98 from the Estelí and Jalapa regions.

It is being released in three regular production sizes:

  • Gurkha Treinta Robusto (5 x 52) — $13 (Box of 21, $273)
  • Gurkha Treinta Toro (6 x 54) — $13.50 (Box of 21, $283.50)
  • Gurkha Treinta Magnum (6 x 60) — $13.90 (Box of 21, $291.90)

The first 1,000 boxes of each size will be released in limited edition commemorative boxes. Gurkha is also releasing a five-count tin package with five Treinta Toros that will retail for $67.50.

In addition, Gurkha will be releasing two exclusive sizes via Treinta Limitada humidors, with each humidor containing 25 of each vitola for a total of 50 cigars and selling for $800. The company is producing 1,000 of the humidors for the release.

  • Gurkha Treinta Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52) — $14.50
  • Gurkha Treinta Figurado (6 3/4 x 52) — $15

The Gurkha Treinta is being made at AGANORSA’s Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) factory in Nicaragua, the first time that Gurkha has worked with AGANORSA.

It is scheduled to begin shipping in late September.

Images courtesy of Gurkha.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.