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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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gurkha-titan Welcome back to another pair of reviews on Puff.com. The Gurkha Titan and the Arturo Fuente Magnum R are set to be put under the microscope, so let’s see if they pass the test.

Gurkha Titan

The Gurkha Titan is a cigar with a bold name from a bold cigar company. Gurkhas are known for carrying premium ingredients, packaging, and quite the premium price. The Titan is no different, and its limited production of 1,000 boxes per year is just another factor that drives its price up. Is the Titan all style and no substance? I hope not, because I paid a pretty penny for this cigar.

The Gurkha Titan measures 6 1/4 x 50. It is the only size available in the line. The cigar’s filler consists of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Colombia. The binder is Nicaraguan, and an aged Costa Rican wrapper tops things off. Gurkha’s website mentions that the Titan carries a similar makeup to the Gurkha Beast, but that it offers more a full-bodied experience due to the addition of extra Ligero tobaccos.

As is usually the case with Gurkha cigars, the Titan is one good looking stick with excellent presentation. The mostly gold band near the head displays the Gurkha name and logo. The band is very large and will definitely catch some looks from across the room. The band beneath it showcases the Titan name in silver and black. The Titan also comes with a small cedar sheath. The wrapper is dark and has a nice oily sheen. The cigar is somewhat toothy in nature with a few medium-sized veins that are visible. As I give the Titan a feel, I find zero soft spots. The pre-light aroma is sweet, while the cold taste is pure tobacco.

The Gurkha Titan lights with ease and exhibits a draw that is just right. There’s a nice volume of thick smoke as well. The burn requires no touch-ups or re-lights, which is a major plus. The white ash is solid.

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0 # D.O.Morris Creedon-McVea 2012-08-25 20:35
Gurkha's are like Arturo Fuentes in the late 90's, during that cigar boom. Many were taking a new interest in cigars, but were bewildered by the choices in a walk in humidor. Good advice, when dinero was not an issue for a friend who wanted "a really good cigar" for a Saturday night was: "Any Fuente, a little hemmingway looks over priced, but you'll get you money's worth if you pay attention. Smoke it early in the evening with a single malted neat (you can't go wrong with McAllans, they're both sturdy and make a good fit). Don't smoke the Hemmingway when you're drunk or you'll the whole point." Gurkhas are a new big player, with great taste, superb quality control. I've smoked 7-8 of their now extensive line up, and not a dud; not even an OK---but all top drawer. The draw is perfect. I like to do other things like read or take photos on a casual walk about. I can set the G down for a couple of minutes, and when I pick it back up, it fires right up with one good draw, and the ash continues to build up in perfect symmetry. I smoked a robusto, a really fat one on my back porch, a delightlul 15 mph southern breeze in my face, and it was a great smoke with a perfect 1.5 inch ash before it gently fell to the floor. Now, that's great rolling. Don't expect that from every G, no body can produce even a half a box of rolls that good, but it's a good sign of top drawer rollers. Being a new company they must have stolen several great rollers from other companies (maybe Fuente..LOL!). It take 2-3 decades to learn to roll this well. :lol:

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