My new best friends at Cigars City asked if I’d be willing to do a product review of the Gurkha Centurian cigar. Um yeah, and when do I get the job working as a photographer for Playboy? Is that next week? “Would five be enough for your review?” they asked… Tremendous.
So welcome to my first official cigar review. Hopefully the first of many, assuming the photography gig above doesn’t pan out. Turn to the left honey. Perfect…
The Centurian is made in the Dominican Republic, considered by many as the second best place in the world to Cuba. Centurian is a mid-sized “perfecto” shaped cigar at six inches and a 60 gauge width. Perfecto shape means it is tapered at both ends. A nice feature is that the cigar is pre-cut. In newb fashion, I wasn’t quite sure which end to smoke and which one to light. Don’t tell anyone that.
The strength of this cigar is rated at medium, not overly strong which works someone like me who doesn’t smoke often. The flavor stays consistent too, right down to the end. Somc cigars can get downright nasty at about 1/3 to 1/4 remaining.
Smoke time is about 45-60 minutes for this cigar, which will run around $13.00.
On The Course
When reviewing golf equipment I always do an “on the course” section, documenting real-world performance on a real golf course.
I found the Centurian performed well off the tee, in the fairway, and on the green. The 19th hole performance is obvious.
Having a cigar on the course can truly be a stroke saver for me. I’m not kidding on this. If there was some way to track my lifetime score with and without cigar, my with cigar rounds would be lower. I find that I relax more and play a little more loose and less stressed, which leads to better scores.
The Gurkha Centurian is a nice smoke, well worth the few bucks more than one might pay for a “cheap” cigar. Great for on or off the golf course and lasts a satisfactory time.
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