The Gurkha Assassin has a Brazilian wrapper, Dominican binder with a mixture of Nicaraguan and Peruvian filler. It is easy to light and has a smooth draw. It is full in strength and comes in a wide variety of sizes. It has a little bit of spice to it, but has more rich tobacco flavor over all. Though this is a good smoke I still prefer the Gurkha Black Dragon over this one. If you are going to go non Gurkha I prefer the Partagas Black Label or the CAO La Triviata.