Top 10 Most Expensive Cigars in the World
Let’s see the Top 10 Most Expensive Cigars in the World. As anyone who regularly smokes cigars can tell you, the hobby is not a cheap one. In fact, it’s common for anyone entering a cigar shop for the first time to be overwhelmed by the “normal” $2 to $28 price tag on a premium hand rolled smoke.
10. Padrón Serie 1926 80 Years – $30.00
The Padrón Serie 1926 80 Years one of the most expensive Cigars was blended to celebrate the 80th birthday of the company’s founder, Jose Orlando Padron. The development of this line was to honor his lifetime of work in the tobacco industry by creating a cigar that captures some of his favorite characteristics – a full-bodied smoke that combines complexity, balance and flavor. All the tobacco used in these cigars have been aged for 5 years, and each band is embossed with a serial number.
9. Cohiba Esplendido – $34.00
The Cohiba brand was originally founded in the mid-sixties in Havana as one of the most expensive Cigars, Cuba, where its production continues today. With its classic double corona proportions and veinless medium brown wrapper, the Esplendido is an attractive stick. The wrapper has a slight sheen and is topped off with the traditional triple cap that is found at the head of every handmade Cuban cigar.
8. Stradavarius – $34.70
The Stradavarius Churchill is the most expensive Cigars of three sizes the cigar comes in. It is a mix of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Mexican tobaccos rolled in Dominican habano seed wrapper leaf. The cigar comes packaged as ten cigars in individual coffins inside a humidor chest.
7. Louixs – $50.00
Goldwin Metropolitan Company, manufacturer of the Louixs cigar claims that it is the most expensive Cigars. It is made for the Beverly Hills Cigar club in a six inch by sixty ring gauge size and is available only as a single cigar in a rosado wrapper. The pre-light flavor had hints of cocoa and a touch of spice on the finish, but the stick wasn’t anywhere near overpowering. The Louixs hit a flavor plateau early on, and it never extended past that.
6. Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF – $55.00
The BBMF in the name stands for Big Bad Mother. This most expensive Cigars packs quite a punch and is extremely difficult to find most of the time. A few online retailers still have a few five packs left in stock, but they won’t be around for long.
5. Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario – $78.00
Fuente president Carlito Fuente created this special tribute to his father, Arturo in 2001, but not released until 2008. The most expensive Cigars comes in a chest of 46 maduro and 46 natural wrappers for a total of $7,500.
4. Arturo Fuente Opus X “A” – $79.00
The wrapper is a vital component of any cigar as it contributes to most of the flavor. Carlos Fuente Jr. set out on a mission to be the first cigar maker in the Dominican Republic to successfully grow wrapper tobacco. With the help of cheesecloths to protect the tobacco from the elements, the first successful crop was turned out in 1992.
3. Cohiba Behike – $470
These most expensive Cigars come with an Elie Bleu designed humidor, made with the best decoration materials in the world; Galuchat, black ebony, mother of pearl, sycamore, cedar and ox bone. The humidor will also be personalised with its number, the cigars number and the owner’s name. Only 100 humidors, with 40 cigars each will be sold upon exclusive order of Habanos distributors for the price of 15000 euros each, double ringed and numbered from 1 to 4000. That’s why the best plants of Vuelto Abajo and growers were selected and manufactured by Norma Fernandez.
2. Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve – $750
This most expensive Cigars reputation stems from unique blends of rare tobaccos hand crafted by the world’s foremost rollers. ‘His Majesty’s Reserve’ is no exception, made from the most expensive cognac and premium tobacco. HMR starts with a rare aged Dominican wrapper that covers a secret blend of filler tobaccos from all over the world. Once the cigars are rolled, they then undergo a unique infusion process that involves an entire bottle of Louis XIII Cognac. This infusion process is very unique in that it does not take away from the tobacco flavor of the aged leaves, but rather complements them in grand fashion.
1. Gurkha Black Dragon – $1,150
The most expensive Cigars of the list is the first production of Gurkha Black Dragon. Only five hand carved camel bone chests of one hundred cigars. The cigar comes in one size, 8.5” by 52. One chest can be yours for $115,000. The second released “similar” blend is $10 to $15 a stick. This new blend has a similar flavor and uses similar tobaccos, but does not cost nearly as much as its predecessor. Like all Gurkhas, the new Black Dragon comes packaged in extremely attractive boxes, making them look almost as good as they taste as most expensive Cigars.