Gurkha To Release Their First Ever Lancero


Fort Lauderdale, FL – In keeping with consumer demand, Gurkha Cigars, known internationally as much for their super premium luxury cigars as well as for their innovation, has created their first Lancero-sized cigar in The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend.

“Gurkha Cigars has a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking,” said National Sales Manager Juan Lopez. “We follow the market closely and listen to what consumers and our clientele are asking for. The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend Lancero fulfills that demand.”

The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend created by Lopez and CEO Kaizad Hansotia is part of the company’s East India Trading Company line. “After a few years of searching for the right wrapper and combination of tobaccos, we created this beautiful Nicaraguan masterpiece,” said Hansotia.

It has a Mexican San Andres wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It’s medium bodied and full flavored with earthy, nutty undertones. It retails for $8 a stick.

“You can really taste the San Andres wrapper,” said Lopez. “The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend is a cigar worthy of its name. And it has already received a rating of 93! We are very proud at how well this cigar has been received and also at how well our entire East India Trading Company line has grown.”

In creating the East India line Hansotia added “The goal at Gurkha is to always to make a cigar for every palate without sacrificing quality. We want every consumer satisfied with what he or she finds when smoking a Gurkha cigar.”

Today Gurkha produces eight million cigars per year. They are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each Gurkha cigar provides a luxurious experience different from the last. Housed in a beautifully appointed facility in South Florida, Gurkha has core brands, limited edition brands, super premium luxury brands and an entire line of innovative and affordable brands through its East India Trading Company line.

Steeped in legend and rich in history, Gurkha Cigars were named after Nepalese warriors whose bravery impressed the British soldiers. The company was purchased by Kaizad Hansotia in 1989 for all of $149 with the intention of giving the cigars as unique gifts to customers of his family’s watch business. The cigars were such a big hit that Hansotia realized he was on to something. He began to expand the line into what it has become today, one of the most famous brands of cigars in the world.

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