Gurkha Cigars is closing out 2016 with the national release of the Jubilee, a cigar announced earlier this summer that is the reincarnation of a former regional release called the Dynasty. It began shipping this week and is expected to be available at retailers before the end of the year.


The Jubilee comes in a single 6 x 56 toro vitola priced at $20 per cigar and packed in 10-count boxes. Its blend features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, with the binder and fillers coming from Nicaragua, which the company says results in a medium-bodied profile.


Production is limited to 1,000 humidors of 10 cigars each, a total run of 10,000 cigars coming out of American Caribbean Tobacco in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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.