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The return of Gurkha’s Master Select is now in full swing. Today, the company announced it has begun shipping the Gurkha Master Select to retailers.

Master Select is one of several predicate lines that Gurkha Cigar Company brought back and showcased at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show. The Master Select was introduced back in 2001 and according to Gurkha, it was that year’s best-selling cigar.

Originally the Master Select blend was produced by Fidel Olivas. Gurkha was able to obtain the original blend recipe, known as the OVB (Original Vintage Blend), from Olivas .

The Master Select consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Honduran Habano binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler. It is being released in five sizes: Robusto ($7.50 SRP), Toro ($8.50 SRP), 6 x 60 (SRP $10.00), Perfecto #1 (6 x 60, $11.50 SRP), and Perfecto #2 (5 x 56, $9.50 SRP). The cigars are packaged in 25-count boxes.