The cigar uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and a blend of proprietary Nicaraguan fillers, with some 20 blends considered before a final version was settled on. In a press release at the time of the cigar’s announcement, Juan Lopez, national sales director for Gurkha, said that “after a few years of searching for the right wrapper and combination of tobaccos, we created this beautiful San Andrés wrapped Nicaraguan masterpiece; we are very proud to unveil it as our best creation from the East India Trading Company yet. A cigar worthy of its name: A true Classic.”
The cigar is being offered in four box-pressed sizes: Figurado (6 x 58, $8.99), Robusto (5 1/2 x 52, $7.99), Toro (6 x 54, $8.99) and XO (6 x 60, $9.99). Production is being handled by American Caribbean Tobacco S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua, the same factory producing the Gurkha Royal Challenge Maduro, which also debuted at the trade show.