Gurkha Templar Grand Master
Templar are Gurkha's only all-60 ring line, proudly offered by the bundle at an exceedingly reasonable price - an unprecedented value, really, especially given Gurkha's track record for making some of the world's most highly-sought super premiums. Templar hails from Nicaragua with a unique blend of Ecuadorian Habano wrappers, Colombian binders and Nicaraguan longfillers. Templar delivers a smooth, medium-strength smoke with nice depth and a refined aroma. A discovery among budget smokes!
Uneven burn, loosely packed constantly unraveling. Dropped hot ashes like crazy so watch where you smoke em.
Rip in the wrapper, roller tried to coat it with gum base. Whole wrapper split upon lighting,and cigar exploded about 1/4 of the way in. Taste between cigars was significantly different. Nicotine was pleantiful, everything else was left to be desired. Would suggest paying more than $2 a stick for this magnum, or you will be dissapointed.
Medium strong nicotine. Bitter at the ends, and with average flavors otherwise, but enjoyable nevertheless. The cigar started splitting open at the beginning of the last third, probably because it was too dry. On the upside, the white ash was fantastic, and the smoke creamy. Draw was a little tight, and the burn slightly uneven. Burnt for about 45 minutes. Good entry-level Gurkha.