When Matt St. Armant first discovered Gurkha’s newest super premium cigar the ‘Maharaja,’ he knew he had to have them in his shop; and Gurkha sales representative, Will Jackson, was more than happy to oblige. M.A.’s Smoke house in Shreveport, LA, is now the first domestic provider of Gurkha’s uber luxury cigar the ‘Maharaja’ which retails at $2,000 per cigar.

“Gurkha is my favorite brand of cigar and the cognac-infused Grand Reserve is my favorite. When I first heard about the Maharaja, I knew I had to have it in my store. We started with the Triad and very quickly Gurkha’s became my go-to cigar. We’re very close to Dallas and the casions in our new location. Having the Maharaja is going to be a great draw for our store,” said St. Armant, owner of MA’s Smoke House.

“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. 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 10 boxes are being sold worldwide this year. 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.

M.A.’s Smoke House is located at 855 Pierremont Road, Suite 140 in Shreveport, LA 71106. For additional information call 318-861-3138 or visit their Facebook page.

Gurkha is known throughout the world for producing the world’s finest and most expensive cigars. It was named after Nepalese warriors – the Gurkha’s – who fought so bravely alongside the British. The company, rich in legend, was purchased by Hansotia in 1989 with the intention of giving these unique cigars as gifts to customers of his family’s watch business. The cigars became such a hit, Hansotia began to produce more. As a result, the company was reborn and has since 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. Today Gurkha produces eight million cigars per year that are sold in more than 50 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 www.gurkhacigars.com.