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Gurkha Reintroduces Flavored Cigar Trio

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Gurkha Cigars continues to dig into its archives as it prepares for the 86th IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, as today the company announced that it will be reintroducing a trio of flavored cigars that have been off the market for more than a decade.

The three lines that consumers will begin seeing on shelves again are the Café Tabac, which the company says offers hints of coffee; the Gurkha Red Head, known for its cherry flavored profile, and the White Rascal, which delivers hints of vanilla. Each of the three lines uses Dominican tobacco but are not Dominican puros and will be available in two sizes, a 5 x 52 robusto that comes in 25-count boxes with an MSRP of $6.40 per cigar and $160 per box; as well as a 4 x 34 small panetela that is offered in five-count tins priced at $14.

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“We are excited about our flavored cigars and the opportunity to broaden our appeal and flavor profile,” said Kaizad Hansotia, ceo of Gurkha Cigars, via a press release. “Gurkha prides itself in listening to its customer and providing a variety of flavor profiles to satisfy any cigar lover’s palette,” he added.

The cigars are made at PDR Cigars’ Blue Star Cigar factory in the Dominican Republic.

Gurkha expects to ship the cigars between October and November.

A previous version incorrectly identified the cigars as Dominican puros; they are not, but do use Dominican tobacco in the blend.

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