The three newest sizes of the Gurkha Colección Especial line are on their way to stores.

Gurkha debuted the line in March as an exclusive release for the Tobacconists’ Association of America, releasing the cigar to those retailers in a 5 1/4 x 58 perfecto vitola. After shipping that cigar in June, the company unveiled three new vitolas at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, limiting the release to 150 across the country:

  • Gurkha Colección Especial Robusto (5 x 52) — $12.95 (Box of 10, $129.50)
  • Gurkha Colección Especial Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 48) — $13.95 (Box of 10, $139.50)
  • Gurkha Colección Especial Toro (6 x 54) — $14.95 (Box of 10, $149.50)

The blend features a Connecticut hybrid wrapper over a Sumatra binder grown in Mexico and a filler blend made up of Connecticut broadleaf from the U.S. as well as habano seco and ligero leaves from undisclosed origins. The line is produced by PDR Cigars in the Dominican Republic.

“The Colección Especial was an immediate hit for everyone that had a chance to taste it at the show,” said Juan Lopez, vp of sales for Gurkha, in a press release. “It’s hybrid Connecticut wrapper boasts a creamy and earthy, smooth and mild profile; something Gurkha hasn’t had in a long time. It’s an easy smoke for any time of the day.”

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