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Sherpa, New Value Priced Cigar from Gurkha: Beach Cigar Group, makers of Gurkha brand premium cigars, has introduced two new lines of handmade premium cigars. Named for the faithful Nepalese mountain guides of Everest fame, the new Sherpa from K. Hansotia & Company Ltd. is available in two blends and wrappers, with five cigar shapes in each.

Both the orange band Sherpa and the green band Sherpa Diablo are made by the same Honduran craftsmen as the company’s extremely rare and costly Gurkha cigars. “Gurkha has set a level of consistent quality and performance with the His Majesty’s Reserve, the world’s most expensive production cigar,” says company president Kaizad Hansotia. “Smokers of the value-priced Sherpas deserve the same value for their dollar as those who spend $250 for an HMR.”
The Sherpa is medium-bodied, made with an Indonesian-grown Sumatran wrapper and Dominican filler and binder. The medium-full bodied Sherpa Diablo has a Brazilian wrapper, Dominican binder, and Nicaraguan filler. Both are offered in five shapes: Presidente (8 1/2 x 52), Churchill (7 x 50), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52), Toro (6 x 50), and Robusto (4 1/2 x 50).
Packed in bundles of 25, Sherpa’s suggested retail prices range from $39.95 (Robusto) to $55.95 (Torpedo), at keystone. Retailers may order Sherpa at wholesale from Cigars International (888-244-2780, www.cigarinternational.com), which purchased the entire initial production run of both cigars.


Last modified on April 15, 2015
Gurkha Cigars

Steeped in legend and history, the Gurkha cigars, created more than a century ago has been reborn and today is one of the most famous brands of luxury cigars in the world. Having extraordinary quality and premium blends of tobacco, Gurkha is known for limited release and rare tobacco products with outstanding and artistically-oriented packaging.

Website: www.gurkhacigars.com