Size: 6 x 60 ( Bamboozled – Box Pressed )
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder and Filler: “Rare” Ecuadorian Binder – Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan filler
Price: ~ $10.00
Behind The Stick:
Gurkha has become such a common name within the industry that sometimes their latest releases have a tendency to fall through the cracks or we just wait for it to show up on the ‘devils site’ and get them at a 75% discount and then bitch about them. Gurkha is one of those rare brands that is known for the ‘Rolls Royce’ and then Pinto all in the same sentence. My guess – so shoot the messenger – is that the company is attempting to separate themselves from that ‘stigma’ on some of their new ‘up and coming’ cigars. These cigars have been falling under the East India Trading Company name – a ‘sister company’ to Gurkha in some respects but since 2011 both Gurkha and East India Trading have become synonyms with one another. From the Wicked Indie to the Red Witch to the Prize Fighter – East India Trading has started to pick up some serious steam and it appears a third – “Pre-release” – is hitting the market soon.
This third addition to their portfolio is the cigar I am reviewing today and has been given out at Gurkha events at retail shops across the country and overall – the response has been positive. There were not names or hints being released at the events but as time has gone by – the secretive name “Rogue” has been released along with the announcement that these will be offered in 5 vitolas as ‘affordable prices’. The one today is specifically the Bamboozle size. These cigars are going to be ‘B&M safe’ and while they are being offered in standard 20 count boxes, the word on the street is that all the vitolas slant towards the large ring gauges – sorry Corona fans! Enough jabbering – onto the damn review!