Smoking has history of many years, in different forms and different regions. The history of cigars dates back to nothing less than 800 years old Mayan civilisation. What Mayans called sicars, are now called as cigars. Introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus from his exploration trips. In an excavation 600 year old Mayan cigars are found which are still in smokable condition. When auctioned the collection fetched $ 5,07,000! Irrespective of gender ,smoking has picked up as a habit among many. Usually the common people smoke cigarettes while rich and creme de la creme of the world puff premium and expensive cigars. But blowing away huge sum on something like cigar needs equally huge fortune and gusto. There are lot of varieties and tastes that a cigar can come in. Hand rolled, camel bone boxes, different flavours etc. Here we list for you some expensive, premium and world’s favourite cigars among the rich.
So Let’s Roll The Red Carpet For World’s Most Expensive Cigars :
Gurkha Black Dragon Cigar
World’s most premium and expensive cigar is at smoking $1,150 per cigar. With 8.5 inches long and 52 inches ring size, these cigars come in hand carved camel bone box. They are rarely available elsewhere other than selected cigar retails. The cigar is a hand rolled Honduran. Blended perfectly with the finest tobacco varieties around the world. The cigars are available in single stick as well as in pack for $1,15,000.
Gurkha’s Her Majesty’s Reserve ( HMR) Cigar
Do you want to know why HMR tops the list? Then you should know that each cigar of Her Majesty ‘s Reserve is dolled up with 18 years aged tobacco soaked in a bottle of Louis XIII De Rémy Martin cognac, which costs $2,500 for a bottle. This is the finest and most expensive cognac in the world. These cigars are the trait of excellence and finest taste. Costing around $15,000 a box and $750 for a single stick.
Cohiba Behike Cigar
Cohiba is world’s renowned Cuban brand of cigar. This cigar comes in 7.5 inches of length and 52 inches of ring size. The price of course, is amazing $ 470 for a cigar stick. Behike was brought into the market to mark the company’s 40Th. anniversary in 2006. Only 40 pieces packed in 100 humidors were introduced. Each humidor costed $18,800! This pricey cigar comes with Black Ebony, Cedar Sycamore, Ox bone, Galuchat and mother of pearl. The cigars can be customised by engraving client’s name on cigar and humidors.
Arturo Fuente Opus X A Cigar
This cigar is the rarest in the market with aromatic blend. You can either purchase a single stick or a pack from online retailers. Per cigar costs around $79. The cigar comes in 9.2 inches of length and 43 inches of ring size.
Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario Cigar
The President of the company Calito Fuente introduced this brand in the the memory of his father Arturo. The tobacco was aged for 7 years, giving it a fine, distinctive taste! 96 cigars were packed in 96 different humidors. They were rolled in either natural or sun grown wrappers. Costing at $ 78 per stick. A box of 46 sticks would cost anywhere near $7,500!
King of Denmark Cigar
Costing around $75 per cigar, this cigar is made to order. Only 30 cigars are produced in a day. The cigar is wrapped in gold foil with the client’s name engraved on it. The cigar can be customised with gold, diamond and silver crown at the cost of $4,500!
Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF Cigar
At the price of $55 per stick, it is obviously a collectors delight. It sparked many controversies due to its tag line Big Bad Mother Fucker.
Manufactured by Goldwin Metropolitan Company, not far behind is Loiuxs with $50 per stick. It’s the finest cigar, money can buy say the aficionados of cigar. It’s ring size comes with 6 inches. Loiuxs is sold as single stick or in a pack.
Davidoff Royal Salomones Cigar
Davidoff is a perfect blend of Dominican and Ecuadorean tobacco. It’s priced at $48 per cigar. This cigar measures 8.25 inches long and has velvety taste to it.
As Stradivarius is named after a pricey violin, we shouldn’t be surprised if it’s charged at $ 34.7 per stick. The cigar comes in a box of ten. Their blend of tobacco has a distinctive taste as they mix Mexican and Dominican tobacco.
Cohiba Espendido Cigar
Launched in the 60s it is very popular Cuban brand of cigar. It is manufactured in Havana, Cuba .The cigar is packed in either 25s or 3s set in a pack. The price is between $92 – $750.
PadrOn Serie 1962 80 Year Cigar
When founder Jose Orlando turned 80, PadrOn was launched to mark the celebration. This $30 per cigar stick comes in a single stick pack or eight stick pack.