CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 1: Gurkha

CC_Logo_xmas_sWelcome to day 1 of the 2014 CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways! For the fourth year in a row it’s time for me to put on my Santa hat and begin the marathon of gift giving. Here are the official rules, same as  always:  Every day for the next twelve days I’ll post a new giveaway and announce the winner of the previous day’s present. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of: <that day’s vendor>.  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word! Once you win, you are no longer eligible to win again. I’ll ship out the presents as soon as I can, please recognize that this is a busy time of year! I will make every effort to get everything shipped by the last week in December.  Last year was amazing, and I think this year will be even better!  Now, on with the show!



Gurkha Cigars/East India Trading Co.




We are starting things off BIG with this fantastic present from the folks at Gurkha!  We have a large metal poster, a Gurkha Tactical Field Knife, a Baracuda dual flame lighter, a cool Gurkha backpack (that comes in it’s own bag!) and as if that wasn’t enough, a box of East India Trading Co. Clasisic Cigar Figurado (6″ x 58).   That’s a whole load of goodies!  Thank you to Bianca and everyone at Gurkha for providing this bounty of goodies and for her support throughout the year.



All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on that day’s post and if you like, in one sentence tell us what comes to mind when you think of Gurkha Cigars.  It’s not a condition to win, but I’d like for the folks who make this all possible to come away with some consumer feedback.  Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!


Until tomorrow,






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194 Responses to CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2014 Day 1: Gurkha

  1. Chris dougherty

    Pure greatness

  2. Peace and relaxation. I absolutely love my Gurkhas.

  3. jeff hawkins

    Good smoke when fishing .

  4. Enjoyed smoking Gurkha Ghost.

  5. K

    Great value and diverse selection for smokers tastes.

  6. Eric

    Love Gurkha Cigars! Definitely my favorite and a must have in my humidor at all times!

  7. I wish to enter as I smoke a Gurkha seduction!!!!!

  8. Qmarx

    That’s what I call a cutter!

  9. Danny Russo

    Always a Good Smoke.!!!

  10. JScott

    A Gurkha in a pear tree! Love the Shaggys. Thanks for the contest and being a sponsor!

  11. Jason Davis

    Gurkha was the first cigar that I enjoyed. Got me in to the hobby. From Evil to Ghost, I am a huge fan!

  12. Joe Patterson

    II have yet to smoke a bad Gurkha.

  13. scott redman

    like smoking a cinnamon donut…. Gurkha 15yr. maduro….

  14. Luis cortes

    Killer cigar with a great taste and awesome bands.

  15. Tony stone

    The cigars on the planet

  16. Prudencio De La O Jr

    Have only smoked 1 Gurkha Legend and throughly enjoyed it..great giveaway.

  17. When it comes to Gurkha, the word quality comes to mind. In their cigars, product and customer service. I have a tactical field knife from Gurkha. Lost it in a pond. Fished for it for 2 week with a heavy duty magnet and finally found it. Looks like new!

  18. kelly posey

    Love gurkha cigars!

  19. Marty Cuellar

    I just attended a Gurkha event last night, and they have by far become my favorite smoke over the last 6 months. When I think cigar, I think Gurkha. The Spec Ops and Cellar Reserve are amongst my favorites, but I will gladly smoke anything that they roll.

  20. Brian Moritz

    I love me some Gurkha, they are the best thing to enjoy after a long week of work.

  21. Really enjoy gurkha cigars.. ghost is on top of my to go list

  22. oh, man! i want in!

  23. Steve Saldivar

    Pure relaxation!!

  24. Warren Hutchinson

    Great selections. An outstanding smoke for anytime of the day.

  25. max withrow

    Not only a time to relax, but a time to relax and enjoy the moment.

  26. jp

    My leaDer loves cigars!

  27. Kyle Costanzi

    With you again this year!!!!

  28. Neil Stickel

    Awesome giveaway. When I think of Gurkha Cigars… Heaven!

  29. KRUK

    I woukd out that knife to too use… Just saying…

  30. Brian

    First smoke ever was a Beauty. That’s what started my cigar loving journey and it’s still one of my top 5 cigars

  31. Nicholas Sturdivant

    An awesome cigar when I’m in the feild with my Marines.

  32. Sandip Thiaray

    Tradional smoke #GurkhaNation

  33. Benjamin

    Gurkha cigars are a must have in any humidor as well as a great brand to smoke on special occasion; Great way to impress.

  34. Matthew Denico

    I have not meet one I did not like, but I think that the Ghost is my fav…

  35. Narek

    Sit back and take notes, as always puffin on some smoke

  36. John Hateley

    Nice way to start things off!

  37. Rudy Gonzalez

    Have never smoked a Gurkha cigar that I did not like. A must have to spread holiday cheer.

  38. Randall Simon

    People dog Gurkhas but I love them.

  39. Saad

    I love GURKHA cigars .. I really do smoked maybe 10 kind of gurkha and I really love them all and I love gurkha cigars before 2weeks ago I put the GURKHA logo on back my car lol .. Really realy love the gurkha and I wish is can smoke the caller reserve and the xtreame .. never smoked them before

  40. Foster McCarl

    Very Cool.

    I’m in love with Gurkha Cellar Reserve and her twin, Maduro.

  41. Mike Diaz

    Love Gurkha! Pretty much all I smoke and give to friends.

  42. Mike Diaz

    Love Gurkha! That is all I smoke and enjoy gifting them to friends. Little by little making more Gurkha fans.

  43. Rob

    Gurhka, I can literally smoke one of these sticks until it’s physically impossible for me to hold any longer. They’re that good!

  44. Now that’s what I’m talkin about great cigars great giveaways

  45. calvin

    The best thing ever

  46. Efrain Duenas

    For the manly man! Gurkha rules!

  47. jonathan bryant

    Love the Ghost for all occasions!!

  48. Mike McCain

    what i started out on, need to revisit though

  49. Ryan

    Just found my Christmas present.

  50. Jeremy Dryden

    It’s easy to relax with a Gurkha cigar. Never been disappointed.

  51. Charlie H.

    Oh man do I love me some Gurkha’s 😉
    Id rock that backpack like it was going out of style, haven’t tried those Classic’s yet but I’m sure they are a classic!

  52. Luv me my Gurkha . Gurkha warriors in the house . Happy holidays to all .

  53. bob langmaid

    Gurkha rules!

  54. DB

    This has my name written all over it Craig. Great start and thanks for what you do!

  55. Gibran Chacon

    Big win! Big Win! Big win!

  56. Tad Smith

    Another year of the best cigar holiday go away o line! Thanx

  57. i’ve had very few Gurkha cigars, so i guess what i think of for Gurkha is…mystery.

  58. Ingrid

    This would be amazing for my boyfriend he loves cigars

  59. Andre

    I think classic cigar

  60. Lorri Langmaid

    What a cool giveaway thanks for the opportunity!

  61. Tim Couch

    Smooth and relaxing, the best cigar on the market!

  62. Cabo Dude

    Gurkhas are the most consistantly pleasing cigars I have smoked… My humidors are loaded with Gurkhas!

  63. Jesse Gatti

    Gurkha gets me through the day..

  64. Wesley S

    Ghurka cigars are the only cigars I enjoy, I’ve had everyone I can get my hands on and have never been disappointed.

  65. scott mac donald

    Love gurkha its like being in heaven smoking one.

  66. Chuck N

    I’ve never had a Gurkha that I didn’t like.

    And thanks for the contest once again.

  67. I love Gurkha. Great people and great company. Always have the best free swag at events

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  69. Alfred Alapisco

    Usually a very nice relaxing smoke. I have been experiencing some QC issues with Gurkha as of late but still usually a very good cigar.

  70. David Fish

    The first thing on my Santa – 1 box of Gurka Ghost Cigars!

  71. Kieran

    Great price to enjoyment ratio

  72. jeff ralwy

    Gurkha cigars are all I will smoke

  73. Luke Sheffield

    The best tasting smokes out there. Haven’t had a bad gurkha yet, I doubt one exists.

  74. Swede214

    Thank you Craig, and Gurkha cigars. Enjoy the Seduction,a very good cigar for me.

  75. TriMarkC

    I’ve tried many Gurkhas – some very good, a few needed more time in the humi. The recent Cellar my wife bought me was one of the good ones!
    Once again, Craig, a stellar start to another great 12 Days of Christmas!! Merry Christmas my friend!

  76. VinHill

    Good Cigar

  77. Gary Jerauld

    Gurkha is my favorite cigar maker. Gurkha Ghost is my favorite stick.

  78. Ezra Marshall

    First cigar that I have ever considered a regular in my humidor. Great smoke every time.

  79. April Bower

    A Friend Of Mine Told Me That vets seem to cling to this brand for some reason or another. I’m a vet and willing to give it a shot 😉

  80. Bill Salfelder

    Gurkha cigars make me think of legendary battle. The kind that they used to write about in olden times.

    When I puff one, it’s like my tastebuds are suddenly riding a Clydesdale covered in armor towards a line of the oncoming barbarians. And we both know who’s going to be riding away from the scrum.

    Nothing, and I mean nothing, comes close to the level of incredible taste and overall badass-ness of a fine Gurkha cigar. That’s why you’ll never catch me talking up any other brand.

  81. Brian Foulks

    Love my Gurkhas. Always visit the booth at RMCF!

  82. Chris kurz

    Gurkha titan and ghost got me hooked!!!

  83. Deron Johnson

    Red Witch, Ghost, Wicked Indie, love em all. Shout out to Ken Mansfield – reppin Gurkha to the fullest.

  84. Jeff Ketcham

    When I think of Gurkha I think mainly of the great variety. They always seem to have something new – too many to keep track of! So happy that the 12 days of Christmas is back again. Good luck everyone.

  85. Veeman

    Brings back memories of my time in the desert. Coming back from an operation having my first Gurkha. The sun, sand, the camraderie. Great times, great people, great cigar.

  86. sarah finley

    Would love to win for my hubby!! He is a huge Ghurka fan 🙂

  87. Jesus C

    Thanks again for another 12 days of contest Craig

  88. David Wisniewski

    Great prize to kick of your 12 days of cigar gifts. When I think of Gurkha, a sense of intrigue comes to mind, whether it’s the Ghost or the Seduction, the aroma of a Gurkha cigar, will entice others to ask what ii is that your are smoking! Gurkha, A Man’s Cigar!

  89. Patrick Hart

    Awesome way to start out, Craig! Gurkha’s are one of my go to cigars while enjoying a delicious microbrew.

  90. John


  91. The comments are closed! Check the next post to see who the winner was! Thanks!