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.