Extending their line even further, Gurkha produces another exceptional premium cigar found in the second addition to the Hudson Bay line, Gurkha Hudson Bay Red Skies. An affordably delicious premium handmade is created by The East India Trading Co. division of the notorious Gurkha brand. This masterfully constructed, substantial blend is sure to keep your palate satisfied without affecting what’s in your wallet.
An Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper displays a stunning red hue to this medium to full-bodied blend that is filled with Nicaraguan long-fillers—aged tobaccos of premium quality, hand-selected by Kaizad Hansotia, and packed into one flavorful treat. With undeniable complexity, sweet and spicy notes linger enjoyably on your palate. With a premium blend like Gurkha Hudson Bay Red Skies, you’re sure to have more than just one on hand.
Nice even burn, and solid feel.
At first light the flavor was very harsh and peppery, almost burnt tasting. A half a dozen puffs later, it mellowed out and seemed to have a smooth taste, but this only lasted about an inch worth. After that it became very bitter with no flavor.
Seemed to burn very quickly compared to other brands, and could never taste anything specific, just smoke. Ended up putting it out with a little less than half left as the taste was just not enjoyable to me.
Joseph A.✔ Verified Buyer
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4 out of 5
red skies or cloudy skies?
Mar 29, 2016
I was all but ready to give upon gurkha cigars after the last few I've had tasted like nothing but an ashtray, but then I came across the red skies. An awesome little guy, with big bold flavors that reminded me why I liked gurkha. The draw and construction were near perfect, and no horrible aftertaste either. I will buy these again