September 21, 2012 (Miami, FL) — The Gurkha Cigar Group are proud to announce a new 7 x 54 Prisoner Churchill salomon shape in its flagship Cellar Reserve brand. This cigar will replace the current 7 x 54 Churchill in the Cellar Reserve range. This decision was made due to the vast popularity and demand of the salomon shape in the other sizes of the brand.

The Cellar Reserve has quickly become a strong staple of the Gurkha portfolio and has received many accolades and 90+ ratings from leading cigar publications including, Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Journal, Cigar Snob and a recent 95 rating by Cigar and Spirits Magazine.

“We feel the Cellar Reserve blend is certainly enhanced by the unique salomon shape,” said Juan Lopez, National Sales Director of Gurkha Cigar Group. “After listening to the feedback from consumers and retailers, we felt this was a great way to further enhance the popularity and continuity of the brand.”

Cellar Reserve uses the finest 15-year old aged tobacco, comprised of an oily Criollo 1998 wrapper, that combines an aged Dominican, Olor binder with a 15-year aged Dominican filler. These cigars are housed in unique wooden boxes that aesthetically evoke a maturing wine barrel. Cellar Reserve is a delicious medium to full bodied cigar that is full of flavor and complexity. Available sizes: 4 x 58 Koi, 5 x 58 Solara, 6 x 58 Hedonism, 6 x 60 Kraken and a new 7 x 54 Prisoner Churchill Salomon. MSRP: $7.98-12.94

More information on Gurkha Cigars can be found on the company’s website:

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