THE GURKHA SHAGGY IS BACK!

Lost Original Blend Is Found & Re-Released  

The popular Gurkha Shaggy Cigar, named for its signature unfinished foot, is back and available for shipping on April 1. 

The Gurkha Shaggy, created by founder and CEO Kaizad Hansotia and first released in 2001, was extremely popular. It is an unbanded cigar that captures the old-world look and feel of a classic cigar smoking experience from a bygone era. Adding to its allure is how it’s packaged. It comes in a traditional box of 25 encased with the loose tobacco.

“In my travels throughout the country, visiting our clients and other tobacco shops, I’m always asked about the Shaggy cigar,” said Juan Lopez, National Sales Director. “People want to know what happened to the Shaggy and when is it coming out again? On a recent visit to our factory in Nicaragua, CarlosLlaca-Torano, Operations Director, was taking inventory when he came across a few boxes of the Shaggy. The Oliva Family, the original creator of the Shaggy, still had the recipe in their books from 2001. After a conversation with Kaizadand the Olivas, we decided to and make it available in limited quantities.”

There will be 2,000 boxes of each of the four sizes of the Shaggy releasedtwice a year. The price is $8 for a Robosto, $8.50 for a Toro, $9 for the Churchill and $9.99 for the XO. These cigars will be available in the U.S. starting April 1. 

“The reason behind the unfinished foot on the Shaggy is that when you first start to smoke the first half inch of the cigar you’re smoking just the binder and filler, but when that burn hits the wrapper the flavor profile completely changes,” said Lopez. “We were able to recapture the original blend of the Shaggy Cigar, which is fantastic. Everyone that has had a sample has loved it. I think it willdo well especially at this price point.” 

Gurkha cigars are rich in legend and history. Named for the brave soldiers of Nepal who fought valiantly alongside the British, has become the most famous brand of luxury cigars in the world. Gurkha Cigars has a blend for every palette and is enjoyed by millions around the world.

Gurkha produces eight million cigars per year that are sold in more than 58 countries worldwide. And while Gurkha is known for its exclusivity, flawlessly handcrafted, premium cigars created in a variety of strengths, tasting profiles, and price-points. No matter what your taste, there's a Gurkha cigar that's perfect for your palate. And each Gurkha brand has its own artistically created packaging further separating that brand from any other. The Gurkha Cigar Group Inc. is located at 6600 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. For information, visit www.gurkhacigars.com.

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