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Gurkha Templar Reception Reviews [view details]

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"First gurka"
Okay, the templar reception was the very first gurka made cigar I ever had. It came in a sampler and I looked forward to trying it as I read a lot about the brand being good. I will say the taste was decent for the first third which was all I got because the darn thing split to the nub leaving an unsmokable mess. Wrapper and binder both! I later found a number of reviews from folks who had the same problem of the cigar basically exploding apart from about a third down to the nub. Gurka needs to switch to machine made cigars in my opinion as the blends I have had several others in samplers I actually was able to smoke were decent tasting but nearly every other cigar had flaws making them either unsmokable or so bad in flavor I wanted to stop smoking them. Bad burn, bad construction, but decent tobacco blends. Considering what I read about them they may have a skills gap once you get past the folks making the HMR line? My opinion is they need a machine roller setup or stop making cigars in lower price ranges. Try these if you must as they are not too bad tasting if you get the 2 out of 10 that are rolled properly. As for the rest I think leaves rolled in gasoline and newspaper was how I described my very last Gurka made cigar. I do not like writing a bad review as I love cigar smoking and we all have different tastes but I gave Gurka cigars a fair chance and found little value for the money spent.
Robert in St Louis, MO January 10, 2015
"They Suck"
These suck as do many of the Ghukhas do. Who smokes these things and who sets Gurkhas MSRPs? Ridiculous!
Pietro in San Juan July 4, 2014
"They Suck"
These suck as do many of the Ghukhas do. Who smokes these things and who sets Gurkhas MSRPs? Ridiculous!
Pietro in San Juan July 3, 2014
"Fantastic cigar"
This has become my "everyday" cigar. Burns smooth and pleases the tongue down to the end.
watchman in Ga September 21, 2013
"gurkha love"
a friend of mine gave me my first gurkha i have been hooked ever since these templars are a great value and there is no skimping on quality if you are on a cigar allowance like me these are the best cigars for your money nice slow even burn with a taste that is out of this world enjoy
jerry t in milwaukee wi August 18, 2012
"Good Smoke"
just recieved a new shipment from Famous and the Reception was the first I tried from the bunch.Nice cigar with good draw, burn and taste. A great smoke when you're short on time..
Rick in Crandall, Texas June 30, 2012
Customer Ratings

10 Burn (86) 100
Poor Burn Rating Excellent

10 Consistency (88) 100
Poor Consistency Rating Excellent

10 Draw (80) 100
Poor Draw Rating Excellent

10 Appearance (88) 100
Poor Appearance Rating Excellent

10 Taste (94) 100
Poor Taste Rating Excellent

10 Construction (86) 100
Poor Construction Rating Excellent


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