Gurkha Retribution

Tin states, "A luxury blend of Turkish, Latakia, and mature Virginia.
Notes: Gurkha Retribution is a powerhouse English blend chock full of rich Turkish Orientals and a larger amount of intense and smoky latakia. If you crave rich and bold flavors that smokes smooth and cool try this one on for size.


Brand Gurkha
Blended By  
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 05, 2019 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
A very enjoyable blend, but not quite the latakia hit I was expecting. (To be fair my latest go to latakia blend has been H&H's Cerberus, a definite latakia bomb in a great way.) It's a bit more moist out of the tin than I prefer, but so far every bowl has smoked very clean and dry with zero dottle with no additional drying time.

I enjoy Gurkha cigars and picked up a tin of Retribution to see what the brand offers in pipe tobacco. High quality and pleasant to smoke for sure, but not a blend I'm going to reach for when looking for a full latakia experience. I have a feeling this tobacco would age very nicely and plan on socking a few tins away to test out that idea.
Pipe Used: multiple -- briar and meerschaum
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 04, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Tin note of smoky sweet spices and tangy fruit. Tobacco is a wide ribbon cut of dark brown, brown, tan and black. Moisture content is ok. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and mostly consistent, with notes of smoky, floral, wood, incense, spices, lemon grass, musty herbal vegetation, leather, toast, tangy dark fruit, mildly savory, sour, orange zest, a tart citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is barely leading with Oriental/Turkish and Virginias supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.
Pipe Used: 1998 Ashton Old Church XXX Billiard
Age When Smoked: 3 years
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