The world’s finest and most expensive cigar maker -- Gurkha Cigars –remains at the top of the super-premium luxury cigar category with the release of the super-premium luxury cigar ‘Maharaja.’

While Gurkha’s original super premium luxury cigar the ‘His Majesty’s Reserve’ is infused with Remy’s Louis XIII Cognac at $2,400 a bottle, the ‘Maharaja’ is not infused. It is, however, a secret blend of the best quality tobaccos available.The beautiful maduro wrapper pairs Dominican binder and fillers to create a smooth and sweet taste on the lips.  To be enjoyed by true cigar connoisseurs, the Gurkha Maharaja is medium bodied and one of a kind. It retails for $2,000 a stick. 

“The limited edition ‘Maharaja’ has set a new precedent for premium tobacco,” said KaizadHansotia, founder and CEO of Gurkha Cigars.“We’re excited to be able to pair these rare leaves in such a magnificent and flavorful way. It’s been a while since our first release of the ‘His Majesty’s Reserve’ in 1996 and we know this new luxury cigar will set a new standard for an exclusively luxurious smoke to become the ‘king’ of all cigars. I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished with the ‘Maharaja.’” 

As with all luxury premium Gurkha Cigars, the ‘Maharaja’ is available only in small quantities – boxes of 10 cigars - and in limited release - only 100 boxes are being sold. Also, in keeping with the Gurkha tradition of presenting cigars in unique, award-winning artistic packaging, the ‘Maharaja’ is presented in a stunning, 10-count Mahogany wooden humidor with 10 individual piano-finished mahogany coffins for each cigar. It retails for $20,000 a box.

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 Hansotia in 1989 with the intention of giving the cigars as unique gifts to customers of his family’s watch business. As a result, the company has been reborn and become one of the most famous brands of luxury cigars in the world. Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim and an assortment of global dignitaries, world leaders, government officials and celebrities as well as the Special Forces and Seal Team Six are all clients. Having extraordinary quality, premium blends of tobacco and a reputation for unparalleled excellence, Today Gurkha produces five million cigars per year. They are sold in more than 25 countries worldwide. Each Gurkha cigar provides a luxurious experience different from the last.

The Gurkha Cigar Group Inc. is located at 6600 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. For information, visit