Even though anyone can enjoy a cigar, not all of them are affordable for the common man. What once was a birth right has now turned into a luxury. In the last century, cigar smoking has inadvertently been associated with the wealthy. The US trade embargo with Cuba created an added allure that allowed some brand’s prices to skyrocket. The cigar production bonanza continued, but it had to evolve with the times. Castro’s revolution caused many great producers to migrate, which gave birth to some delightful hybrids. By luck or fate, these new creations captivated connoisseurs around the world.
While you don’t have to break the bank to get a quality cigar, trying an extremely rare release will. These hand-rolled masterpieces were rolled with the world’s best tobacco, & it’s reflected on the price tag. The jury is out on whether they are really worth the hefty price tags, but their mystique has made them legendary. Since many of us will never attain them, we decided to compile a list of these elusive sticks. Now everyone can at least get a glimpse of the world’s most expensive cigars!
The Most Expensive Cigars in the World
Cigar #3: Behike, Cohiba – Cuba is home to some of the finest cigars in the world, so it’s no surprise that they made our list. To this day, Cohiba is the most notorious producer of cigars in the world. It was Fidel Castro’s favorite, & the El Laguito rolling factory is a historic landmark. To celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2006, Cohiba released only 100 boxes of Behike cigars.
These hand rolled cigars are 7.5 inches long with a 52 inch ring gauge. They are rolled with the finest volado, seco & ligero leaves in Cuba, along with rare medio tiempo leaves. This proved to be a winning combination, & they have been praised by cigar aficionados worldwide. Unfortunately, perfection has its price. Each box retails for $18,000, making each cigar worth over $420.
Price: $420 each, $18,000 a box
Cigar #2: His Majesty’s Reserve, Gurkha – Made with a premium mix of tobacco that’s soaked in cognac, this cigar is extremely rare. Only 75 boxes are produced a year, with each one retailing for $15,000. With 20 cigars in a box, this gives them a terrifying price tag of $750 a stick. This mysterious cigar has enticed many political figures, but only a few normal people have gotten lucky enough to try it.
Unsurprisingly, it’s made exclusively with premium ingredients. The one-year-old Connecticut Maduro wrapper artfully contains a 12-year-old Dominican binder & filler. To make the flavor more sophisticated, each batch of cigars is infused with an entire bottle of Louis XIII Cognac. The bottle of cognac alone costs $2,500, so it’s no surprise that these cigars aren’t cheap.
Price: $750 each, $15,000 a box
Cigar #1: Black Dragon, Gurkha – If His Majesty’s Reserve was notorious, this line of cigars steals the show. In 2006, Gurkha made history with this limited-edition blend. Only 5 boxes were produced, making it one of the rarest cigars in the world. Each cigar retails at $1,150, while a box goes for $115,000.
This startling cost isn’t due to the unforgettable Honduran tobacco blend alone. Each box was hand carved out of camel bone, so there’s no box on the planet that’s more exotic. Since so little boxes were made, getting ahold of one is about as easy as taking a selfie with Obama.
Price: $1,150 each, $115,000 a box