Gurkha Urban Legend

Notes: Gukrha Urban Legend puts a wild spin on an English blend. A light amount of latakia and a hint of perique are combined with Virginias and burleys that have been imbued by a bit of mocha, pressed and roughly rubbed-out for a long, cool burn.


Brand Gurkha
Blended By  
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type American
Contents Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 06, 2016 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
The Virginias provide light grass and earth, a little citrus and dark fruit as the base of the blend. The various burleys offer a bit of nuttiness, some molasses, wood and earth, as well as a touch of cocoa and slightly takes a lead over the Virginias. The Cyprian latakia mostly just adds a smoky, woody sweet push to the proceedings. A hint of spicy, raisiny perique lurks in the background. The mocha is a complimentary addition that doesn’t tone down the tobaccos much at all. I also sense a touch of rum and anise. The nic-hit is a step above being mild. The taste threshold is medium while the strength is in the middle of mild to medium, though both aspects start out just below those levels. No chance of bite, and has no harsh or dull moments. Well blended, you’ll notice most of these characteristics in every puff. Burns a shade below a moderate pace, cool and clean with a very smooth, rather creamy sweet consistent flavor as it easily burns to ash. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant after taste and room note. An easy going all day smoke that won’t wear down your tastebuds.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 23, 2019 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Gurkha - Urban Legend.

Today this has been my companion and it's made for a nice 'smoking day'!

First things first, it isn't a ribbon cut blend. In fact, it's a rather coarse broken flake. The number of brown pieces outweigh the black, and the hydration is exemplary. The aroma has a slight hint of coffee, but nothing too 'aromatic'.

Urban Legend is one of those smokes which would be great at anytime in the day. It isn't particularly an inextricable smoke, but it's like a mildly flavoured English. Of the tobaccos I notice the most participation from the Burley (1st), and the Virginia (2nd). The Perique and Latakia DEFINITELY underscore the experience. To me, the appurtenance which lightens the intensity is the topping; the mocha, although giving a spot of coffee astringency, lends a smoothing chocolate note. Urban' burns well, free from bite, manufacturing a cool smoke.

Nicotine: definitely less than medium. Room-note: lovely.

Urban Legend? To me it's a great crossover between Natural and Cased. Four stars:

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Stanwell Pipe Of The Year 2016
PurchasedFrom: Ebay, Habano 757.
Age When Smoked: 16 Months
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