In 1887, at the height of the British rule, colonial soldiers began to make their own cigars from the local tobacco. The fondness of the British for these legendary Nepalese fighters inspired them to name their cigars " Gurkhas." 
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. 
Gurkha is also known as the 'Rolls Royce' of cigars and is enjoyed by many of the world's elite including members of Royalty, Military, leading government officials, and celebrities.


  • The Gurkha brand debuted in 1990
  • Founded by current CEO Kaizad Hansotia
  • Named for Nepalese Gurkha soldiers used throughout the brand's imagery
  • Known for ornate and unorthodox packaging
  • One of the first brands to embrace ultra-premium price points
  • Uses proprietary infusion techniques on most expensive cigars — including cigars infused with Louis XIII Cognac and Remy Martin Black Pearl Louis XIII
  • Often credited for producing the single most expensive regularly produced cigar(s) in the world
  • Majority of Gurkha cigars made in Nicaragua and Dominican Republic at American Caribbean Cigars — Tabacalera Las Lavas — and PDR Cigars





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