Gurkha has announced that another one of its releases from this summer’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the Blendmaster’s Cask, is on its way to retailers.

According to the company, the line is a mild and creamy profile that uses an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder, with Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco used for the filler. It is offered in five sizes, two of which come in traditional boxes and three of which are offered in tubos:

  • Blendmasters Cask XO (6 x 60) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
  • Blendmasters Cask Ambassador (7 x 55) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Blendmasters Cask Solara (5 x 52) — $12.80 (Pack of five tubos, $64)
  • Blendmasters Cask Churchill (7 x 55) — $14 (Pack of five tubos, $70)
  • Blendmasters Cask Toro (6 x 52) — $12, (Pack of five tubos, $60)

The cigar was initially unveiled at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, though the company re-introduced it this year with new packaging and a new blend. Eddy Guerra, Gurkha’s marketing director, told halfwheel that the new blend was originally slated for a different version of the cigar, but the company determined it was the better one and opted to use it for the updated Blendmaster’s Cask.

It had originally been slated for a September release date.

Last week, Gurkha began shipping another of its new releases, the Havana Legend.

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.