Smoking cigars is not a cheap hobby. Premium hand rolled cigars cost around $2-$28 each in most chops. There are elite cigars though that cost much more than that. As we all know, the better the quality of tobacco used the more expensive it gets. Here is a list of the most expensive cigars in the world:
PadrÃ³n Serie 1926 80 Years – $30.00
This cigar was created to celebrate the 80th birthday of the companyâ€™s founder, Jose Orlando Padron. It is the cheapest premium cigar which comes wrapped in natural wrappers or maduro. These cigars are packed in boxes of eight pieces, but they are also sold individually in many cigar shops.
Cohiba Esplendido – $34.00
This brand was founded in the mid-sixties in Havana, Cuba where it is still produced today. It comes in packs of three ($92) and boxes of twenty-five ($750).
Stradavarius – $34.70
The Stradavarius Churchill is a combination of Nicaraguan, Mexican and Dominican tobaccos rolled in Dominican habano seed wrapper leaf. It is sold in packs of ten which are placed in individual containers inside a humidor.
Louixs – $50.00
Its manufacturer claims that it is â€œthe finest cigar money can buyâ€. The Goldwin Metropolitan Company manufactures it for the Beverly Hills Cigar club and it is packed individually.
Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF – $55.00
This cigar is so hard to find that even online sellers have few five pack stocks available. It is also interesting to know that the BBMF in the name stands for Big Bad Motherâ€¦ You can finish the sentence off for yourself and you will know what they are talking about once you have tried this cigarâ€™s unique punch.
Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario â€“ $78.00
Created by Fuente president Carlito Fuente, this cigar was a tribute to his father in 2001, but released in 2008. It is sold in a 46 maduro chest along with 24 natural wrappers for $7,500.
Arturo Fuente Opus X â€œAâ€ – $79.00
This very rare individual cigar is only available in selected shops and few online stores. It has a 43 ring gauge and 9.2 inches long.
Cohiba Behike – $470
Behike was first released in 2006. It has a 52 ring gauge and is 7.5 inches. Back then they released one hundred custom humidors which cost a total of $18,000. It is said that the blend may be re-launched as a different blend.
Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve – $750
This unique cigar blend is infused with Louis XIII Cognac. Only 100 boxes of these are produced in a year. It is 7.5 inches long with a 52 ring gauge. A box of twenty is $15,000.
Gurkha Black Dragon – $1,150
The Black Dragon is considered as the most expensive cigar. There are only â€œfive hand carved camel bone chestsâ€ that contain 100 cigars which are 8.5 inches long and have a 52 ring gauge. One chest costs a whopping $115,000.
The Cuban products listed here are for informational purposes only. Limited edition cigars and rare items owned by collectors were not included.
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Originally posted on January 30, 2012 @ 3:32 am