One theme for Gurkha at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show was pairings.  One item that was launched at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show was a five cigar sampler called the Gurkha Malt Collection. The Gurkha Malt Collection consists of five different blends meant to be paired with a spirit. While the Malt Collection was being developed, there was another cigar that was developed was designed to be paired with a whiskey. Gurkha made the decision to release this other blend as a standalone blend outside the Malt Collection, thus the Gurkha Blendmaster’s Cask was born.

Like the Gurkha Malt Collection, the Gurkha Blendmaster’s Cask is not an infused cigar, but was designed with pairing it with a whiskey. The cigar features a Nicaraguan wrapper over Dominican binder and fillers. The cigar is being launched in two sizes – each in 20 count boxes.


In addition to the Gurkha Blendmaster’s Cask and the Gurkha Malt Collection, Gurkha released the Gurkha Bourbon Collection. The Bourbon Collection differs from the other two releases in that it is an infused release.

At a glance, here is a look at the Gurkha Blendmaster’s Cask:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Vitolas Available

XO: 6 x 60
Ambassador: 7 x 55

Photo Credits: Cigar Coop