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!
This has become my "everyday" cigar. Burns smooth and pleases the tongue down to the end.
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.
These suck as do many of the Ghukhas do. Who smokes these things and who sets Gurkhas MSRPs? Ridiculous!