DESCRIPTION: After much anticipation, the new Gurkha Ghost started shipping to stores nationwide this Halloween! Gurkha president, Gary Hyams, had this to say about the Ghost: “We worked very closely with Abe Flores and the PDR Cigar Factory on blending this cigar and we experimented with many different types of tobacco.
Besides showcasing a dark Brazilian, Arapiraca Maduro wrapper, the Ghost is complemented by an aged Dominican Criollo 98’ binder and concludes with selected Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
As usual, Gurkha’s packaging provides a prominent footprint and this one is no different. It uses a slick and artful packaging scheme of the tattoo culture that is so popular today. The Ghost band artwork features a detailed design, incorporating a unique holographic foil pattern, using state of the art printing techniques.
The Gurkha Ghost is available in 4 sizes and the cigar I’m featuring today is the 6-inch by 60 ring gauge Exorcist.
FEATURED LIBATION: El Pistolero Cabernet Sauvignon
Mike Mooney, who is the brand owner of Chateau Margene is also the owner of the El Pistolero brand. Mike came up with the “El Pistolero” concept in 2011. He wanted to use a blend of red grape varietals and introduce a premium wine at an exceptional value. According to the website, “With the current hard economic times for many people, Michael wanted to produce a wine that had all the elements of a fine wine without the costs usually associated with premium offerings.
Blend: non-vintage blend (2010 & 2011)
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%,
Cabernet Franc 12% &
Barrel program: 25% New American Oak
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• No podcast next week
• Crush & Roll West 2013
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Chaveta Corte Fino Churchill
This week’s postscript review is on the Chaveta Corte Fino Churchill, which I first featured in Episode 286 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Sunday, September 4, 2011. These cigars have been waiting their turn in my humidor for 1 year, 5 months and 16 days and I pulled out two more last week for this postscript review.