Monday, August 25, 2014
Former President Bill Clinton raised some eyebrows when was reported in the media that he enjoys Gurkha cigars, manufactured by a Dominican Republic company, whose premium product, His Majesty’s Reserve , can fetch up to $1,000 per cigar. A box of these cigars can put one back $25,000. Only 100 boxes of HMR Gurkhas are made per year.There are a number of Gurkha brands that are somewhat less pricy, however, many of them for in the range of $13 a cigar.
The company was founded in 1887 and was inspired by the custom of British soldiers in Indian of hand rolling their own cigars. The Gurkhas are a warrior people residing in the country of Nepal, north of India, who still provide troops for both the British and Indian Armies. They are renowned for their ferocity in battle and the use of the heavy bladed kukri knife.
The Gurkha Cigar Company is famous for its expensive, limited edition cigars that are hand rolled with exotic tobacco and soaked in Louis XII cognac. Their great expense and high quality have made them a favorite of politicians and Hollywood celebrities.
Clinton is well known for enjoying of fine cigars, having enjoyed the less expensive Gurkha Grand Reserve Churchill during his presidency. But now that he is out of the White House and is making a considerable amount of money on speaking engagements and what not, he is now able to step up to what has been called the “Rolls Royce of cigars.”
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