$1,000,000 Cigar! Gurkha Cigars Breaks the Bank with the Royal Courtesan

Are you paid beyond belief? Do you only deal with the very best? Do you really, really, really…and I really mean really, love a good cigar? I love a good cigar, but I guess I don’t really, really, really love it. I have some awesome news for you if you fit the bill of having the love and the cash to spend on it. Gurkha Cigars has created the world’s most expensive cigar ever. And it is impressive.

The handcrafted The Royal Courtesan  retails for a cool $1,000,000. Yes, that would be six zeros after that one. This baddest of cigar boys is delivered to your door by a messenger who will only handle the cigars with white (kit) gloves. The cigar is infused with Remy Martin’s Black Pearl Louis XIII, which retails for $165,000 per bottle.

Check out this process. The cigars are rolled by a select group of hand rollers who are blindfolded throughout the process to allow their senses to guide their movements naturally and minimize distraction during this artistic process.  The cigar is made with filler from ancient lands in the Himalayas with tobacco that has been watered exclusively with Fiji water.  The wrapper is gold leaf and the band is encrusted with diamonds totaling five carats.

I have to admit, this is pretty bada$$.

I mean, pishah, this is all about Gurkha’s $1000 HMR reserve cigars:

Gurkha Cigars are known throughout the world for their premium and luxurious cigars, so it’s no surprise that they are the most sought-after cigars around the globe. Gurkha produces 12 million cigars per year that are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. And while Gurkha is known for its exclusivity, it has an impressive array of 105 brands of flawlessly handcrafted, premium cigars created in a variety of strengths, tasting profiles, and price-points. No matter what your taste, there’s a Gurkha cigar that’s perfect for your palate.
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Thirsty Thursday: Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky For Father’s Day

Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 2

I’m not a huge whiskey drinker, if I’m being honest, but I’ve dabbled with a dram or two in my time and I do enjoy it. I’ve had very good and very poor, and everything in between. That being said, Father’s Day is coming soon and a fine Scotch might very well be an ideal gift. Most dads I know don’t care about clothes or candy, shoes or ties. Maybe it’s time you asked…what kind of scotch drinker is dad? I think you will find a much happier father on the other end of that “happy day” wish.

If you are not 100% certain (or if he’s not either), I would start with some relatively easy. I think I would recommend some Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (SRP $29). It has some bold flavors and a long, smooth finish, yet is very easy to drink. Speyburn 10 offers a classic Speyside experience with its medium-bodied, delicate and fruity character with that hint of peat Dad loves.

Speyburn 10 Yr Old Single Malt With CAO Brazilia Cigar

I enjoyed it very much. It’s got a unique taste, clean with a little bite yet smooth. A plus for me…there’s no sweetness really. It’s a great whisky and is just as good as brands that cost 2-3 times as much. In other words, it’s a great value along with being a great Scotch. It’s a bargain for the quality of the whisky.

Speyburn 10 year old single malt is matured in a combination of American Oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Here’s some more on the Speyburn 10 Year Old:

Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Don’t be afraid to pair this beauty with a dope smoke, like this excellent CAO Brazilia. Its lustrous wrapper is perfectly aged and blended with Nicaraguan fillers, creating a full-bodied cigar with a long, luxurious finish. Nice balance, perfect pairing with your Speyburn 10 Year Old.

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Guy and the Blog received a sample of the Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed, along with the cigar pairing advice, are my own.

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Whiskey Elements Gentlemen’s Kit From Time & Oak


Do you like whiskey? Do you love the subtle differences each whiskey has. Some more oak, some less? Do also love creating your own custom taste and love the DIY and locavore movements? Whiskey Elements by Time & Oak may be just the thing for you.

Whiskey Elements allow you to customize, craft & finish your favorite whiskey in as little as 24 hours. Whiskey Elements are simple, easy to use and only take seconds to apply. 24 hours later you’ll be able to taste and experience the difference for yourself. It’s time – create a better whiskey experience for YOU today!


Time & Oak Collage

Whiskey Elements produce smoother whiskey by enhancing the traditional barrel-aged flavor. Your Element draws existing flavor characteristics and rich caramel color from natural sugars within the oak. Combined with their proprietary curing method and unique design, Time & Oak has managed to accelerate the maturation process, and reduce the impurities. Whiskey Elements are made from 100% all-natural proprietary sourced oak.

I had to try this out. It pretty much can’t be much easier than this:


That’s it! The best results seem to occur between 36-48 hours, after that it gets a bit oaky and spicy, but see how you like it! That’s the beauty of this thing. Make your drink your own! You can also rock this with rum, scotch, and even tequila if that’s more your bag.

I would have been very happy to get just the elements to liven up my drink. Luckily for me, I was able to pull down the Gentlemen’s Kit, which is pretty much all you need to have a good night. Complete with custom flask, lighter, cigar cutter and a pair of Signature Whiskey Elements, the Gentlemen’s Kit is a home-run gift idea and perfect for you, a buddy, or hinting to your significant other that you have the perfect gift of awesomeness. Retail price is $98.00.

Time & Oak Gentlemen's Kit Collage

It’s a great looking kit with nice looking product.I love the uniqueness of the elements. I mean, who doesn’t love a nice cigar with their custom-made whiskey? That’s right, nobody.

If you get a chance to try this out yourself, or give it someone as a gift, I’d love to hear what you thought about it.

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*Guy and the Blog was given the Gentlemen’s Kit for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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