Press Release: Gurkha Chosen as Official Cigar of the Delta Forces

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December 3, 2012 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – The Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc., makers of the world famous cigar brand “Gurkha,” have been selected to make the official cigar of the super-elite military group: the Delta Forces. This highly classified tier of the military are held in the highest regard for their specially trained combat skills and counter-terrorism missions and have chosen Gurkha to blend their regiment’s cigar.

Under the careful watch of Gurkha Chairman Mr. K Hansotia, this unique cigar is made exclusively for these brave soldiers and may only be smoked and enjoyed by a Delta Force member. This cigar is comprised of a proprietary blend using some of the rarest tobaccos in the world. Only a limited number of cigars (classified) have been produced and will not be made available to the public. Every cigar has been hand inspected under careful supervision and perfectly aged under lock and key. Gurkha is already famous for producing the world’s most expensive cigar: ‘His Majesty’s Reserve’, which has a generous price tag of $16,500 (per box of 20 cigars), but offers for the Delta Force cigar are already reported for close to $2,000 per cigar.

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“It’s an honor and a privilege to be chosen as the official cigar of the Delta Teams,” said Kaizad Hansotia, Chairman of Gurkha Cigar Group. “We have a strong relationship with the military and we appreciate their dedication to serve and protect our nation.”

Often referred to as the Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta Unit (SFOD-D), the Delta Force are highly trained soldiers specializing in counter-terrorism missions, including hostage rescue, reconnaissance and barricade operations. Delta Force soldiers come from the highest elite branches of the military. The select few that are chosen are carefully screened both physically and mentally before entering an intensive six-month training regiment course to be carefully versed and specially trained for a multitude of the world’s most dangerous, volatile and catastrophic scenarios.

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Patrick Lagreid
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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 MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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