Earlier this year, Gurkha Cigars introduced its Gurkha Colección Especial Figurado as an exclusive offering to the Tobacconists Association of America (TAA). At this year’s Premium Cigar Association (PCA), Gurkha will introduce a Robusto, Lonsdale, and Toro-sized offering to the line.

The Gurkha Colección Especial is highlighted by a hybrid Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper.  Because this wrapper is limited in availability, it will make the Colección Especial a limited-production cigar. The company will offer the Colección Especial to its Top 150 retailers in 2022. Gurkha says enough wrapper has been secured to add another 200 retailers on board the following year.

The blend also incorporates a Mexican Sumatra binder with Habano and Connecticut Broadleaf fillers. Production comes from the PDR Cigars factory, a factory that has a long relationship with Gurkha.

The figurado size will remain exclusive for the TAA. The Robusto, Lonsdale, and Toro sizes come in different packaging. The new sizes will be ten-count white boxes as opposed to the eight-count wood boxes for the figurado.  Pricing is set at $12.95 for the Robusto, $13.95 for the Lonsdale, and $14.95 for the Toro.

Juan Lopez, Vice President of Gurkha Cigars says the cigars are still “sleeping” and they are awaiting the final packaging to be done before the cigars ship.

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