Irrespective of how injurious and unabiding to health dictums they might be, cigars have through the times established itself as a symbol of opulence and class. There is something indomitable that the images of prominent men and women smoking away their luxurious cigars in as opulent a style evoke in their very luxurious essence. And indeed, cigars can be more insanely luxurious items than you would consider them capable of. What with a bevy of cigars worth a fortune doing the rounds of the wealthy and the stylish, you can absolutely not rub aside these macho beauties with just a puff of vanishing smoke. Here’s presenting the top 10 most expensive cigars in the world you can literally blow away all your money on-
Gurkha Royal Courtesan Cigar – $1 million
A staggering $1 million blowout for every whiff of smoke, the Gurkha Royal Courtesan Cigar surely is royal even beyond its name. After all, a cigar that comes wrapped in gold leaf and embellished with the brand name in five carat diamonds would definitely be worth more than a fortune. And that’s not even everything about it. Looks and opulence apart, this particular variety of cigar comes infused with Remy Martin Black Pearl Louis XIII, which itself is a pricey affair anyway, commanding 165 thousand dollars per bottle.
Hand crafted with finesse and incorporating such ingredients as the rare Himalayan tobacco that has been watered only with Fiji water, every Royal Courtesan Cigar stands true to the reputation that Gurkha commands in being one of the ultimate oldies and perfectionists in the cigar business. Opulent, majestic and definitely royal, the Gurkha Royal Courtesan Cigar would be worth more than the most prized of your possessions!
Mayan Sicars – $507,000
Known to have originated from the Maya civilisation, the Mayan Sicars command a hefty price owing to its really ancient legacy. A whopping 507,000 US dollars is what it takes to carry an entire case of 800 pre Columbian cigars back home to puff out even after their 600 years of vintage existence. However, even in their distinguished longevity, these Mayan Sicars still does not come close to the Gurkha Royal Courtesan, commanding a little more than half of what the most expensive pick dares to.
Gran Habano No. 5 “El Gigante” – $185,000
A 19 feet long cigar that also garners 3 additional feet in its width, you might wonder how on earth are you ever gonna be able to smoke it? But indeed you can, along with 39 others at one time through a specially designed tubing system that will make this of the cigar smoking experiences a totally different one. And indeed this unusual cigar experience comes at a price of its own. At 185,000 US dollars, the largest cigar in the world is also among the most expensive ones to take a puff of.
Named Corojo’s Gran Habano No. 5 El Gigante, 1600 pounds of tobacco make up The Giant that which weighs approximately equivalent to 25000 normal cigars. The massive luxury cigar was created as a display piece for trade shows came with its own wooden carrying case. A definite collectible, the cigar was initially priced at USD 200,000 before it was bought at a somewhat toned down value.
Double Corona Regius Cigars Ltd – $54,000
For a cigar seemingly priced outrageously at $54,000, the Double Corona Regius however does somewhat of a justice to its price tag. The thousands of dollars worth includes also a first class flight to Nicaragua where a guided private tour of the cigar factory awaits the buyer. At the Regius headquarters, the buyer also gets to develop their own unique blend and then receive 1000 units of the custom creations with naming rights and boxes. What’s more, the company will even market these custom rolled smokes as part of the Regius Cigars range if the blend is good enough to the taste! Staking a claim in developing your own blend of cigar flavour, no price perhaps would be too high a quote for a distinction as classic as this!
King of Denmark – $4,500
Another very royal sounding and regal looking cigar is the King of Denmark which also is amongst the most expensive cigars in the world. Perhaps it is its flexibility in being open to customisations and adaptations that this opulent pick commands such a hefty price of USD 4,500. With options like the addition of a gold foil with the buyer’s name imprinted on it, the King of Denmark is every bit a worthy royal splurge. Even precious metals and diamonds can make their way to this particular beauty if the buyer so desires. What’s more, these cigars also come with a fancy humidor worth USD 8,500 that comes with a crown made of sterling silver plated in 24 karat gold. All that gold and silver and diamonds sure make this one a treat for each of the senses!
Gurkha Black Dragon – $1,150
Another offering from the brand that offers the most expensive cigar of all is the Gurkha Black Dragon. A 2006 limited edition release, this is a very rare cigar but not just in its availability however. In its leathery smoke that incorporates hints of spice and buttery notes, this makes for one really unique flavorful whiff of smoke as well. The flavour is a somewhat complex blend to discern, ranging from sour to sweet through its length. At $1150 per piece, the Gurkha Balck Dragon comes in limited edition handcrafted camel bone boxes with 100 pieces in one box. Each cigar comes packed individually in a frosted tube and is then placed in a leather box that has orange velvet layers. In its robust punch attributable to its fine tobacco leaves rolling, this brand of ultra- premium blended tobaccos offers an experience uniquely relishable to the most premium of tastes.
Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve – $750
At $750 per cigar, Gurkha yet again stakes claim to another of the world’s most expensive puff of smoke with His Majesty’s Reserve. Again a rare product that needs to be pre ordered years beforehand for one to get their hands on it, the special cigar makes an impression with also its taste. Infused with one bottle of the world’s finest cognac, the $2,500 worth Louis XIII cognac, every His Majesty’s Reserve boats of an exquisite aroma. With a tobacco filling that’s aged for 18 years, the Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve comes also with its own distinguished flavor profile.
Cohiba Behike – $450
Another special limited edition cigar that is also among the most expensive in the world is the Cohiba Behike from the Cuban brand. Priced at 450 dollars per cigar, the Behike edition is the most esteemed and exclusive range from the most reputable cigar producers in the world. Made with rare tobacco cultivated and blended at El Laguito factory, these hand rolled cigars commands a large fraction of their price owing to the dual rarity.
Arturo Fuente Opus X Ltd – $300
Produced in 2003 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original Opus X, the Opus X Ltd edition churns up some of the brightest cigars that come in a mild jalapeno flavour. In their world class taste and and hand-crafted exclusivity, these cigars are often referred to as the stuff for the ultimate cigar connoisseur. Made from Macassar veneer, yellow eye maple, and red madrona, these cigars come in a Rosado wrapper, which is grown in the iconic Chateau de la Fuente plantation.
Fuente Don Arturo Anniverxario – $163
Again a prized production by the Arturo Fuente company, these cigars were rolled out in 2001 as part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebrations. Re- released in 2008, these cigars enroll within them some really delectable aged tobacco for a limited edition box that comes at a overall price of a 7,500 US dollars. The distinctive strong punch derived from the aged tobacco makes these cigars some of the most exquisite tasting ones in the market, making them swift sellers. Available in sun grown and natural variety, the flavors can range from anything among the likes of ebony, maple, sycamore and walnut.