Cigar aficionados worldwide know the comfort of enjoying a fine handcrafted cigar. The most expensive cigars are often associated with wealth and luxury, and sitting back to smoke one conveys quiet confidence. The market for premium cigars continues to prosper.
Article Originally Published On September, 11 2017
Premium cigars are rolled by hand using whole tobacco leaves, ensuring the smoker has a pure experience. The quality of tobacco also determines whether a cigar is considered premium. Cuban cigars are world-famous; Cuba’s best tobacco comes from the Pinar del Rio region. All of the above influences the cost of premium cigars. Here’s a list of the 10 most expensive cigars in the world.
Arturo Fuente Opus X “A”
Arturo Fuente makes a second appearance on our list with the “A” version of the Arturo Fuente Opus X. This expensive cigar is notable for its size, measuring over 9 inches long. This is a humongous Dominican puro. Don’t be surprised if people do a double-take when you sit back to smoke this one. Its size sets it apart from average-sized cigars.
Opus X is one of the highest-rated cigars with good reason. The full-bodied flavour has a smooth yet bold flavour. High demand and limited supplies keep this expensive cigar’s price relatively high.
Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario
Another rare find, the Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario, as the name suggests, was released to commemorate the Fuente Cigar Company’s 100th anniversary. The company initially planned to release the cigars yearly, beginning in 2002 to mark the 100th anniversary, but the plan was scrapped due to various production delays. Instead, these expensive cigars were released only in 2008.
This expensive cigar is wrapped in cedar, giving it a unique taste composed of pepper, cinnamon, and other spices.
Cohiba Behike Cigars
These premium cigars hail from Cuba. They are one of many limited edition cigars featured on this list. This edition was released in 2006 to mark Cohibida’s 40th anniversary, with only about one-hundred boxes sold. Unfortunately, it’s sold out on most online retailers.
These expensive cigars are made with a touch of the rare Medio Tiempo tobacco, the small leaves that grow atop some Cuban tobacco plants. This is what imbues the Cigar with its robust flavour. Its limited supplies and the Medio Tiempo leaves influence this Cigar’s price. These are among the most expensive Cuban cigars available.
Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve
This is Gurkha’s third and final appearance on our list. His Majesty’s Reserve (HMR) is famous for its exquisite taste and its high price tag.
Gurkha’s HMR is known as the Rolls Royce of cigars for a good reason. This Cigar’s wrapper is made of Connecticut Maduro. Its 12-year-old Dominican binder and filler are aged with an entire bottle of Louis XIII cognac. Only 75 boxes of these expensive cigars are made each year.
Gurkha Black Dragon Cigars
This is the Gurkha brand’s second appearance on our list. If you don’t have a cool million to spend on a cigar, perhaps the Gurkha Black Dragon will be more your speed. This limited edition was released in 2006. Therefore, they are difficult to find today.
The expensive cigars measure 8.5 by 52 inches. The case housing these cigars is carved from camel bone. The cigars come wrapped in a wrapper made from Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. The binder is Cameroonian, and the filler hails from the Dominican Republic. As you smoke the expensive cigar, it initially produces a sour flavour; later, the flavour becomes sweet.
King of Denmark Cigar
Are you royalty, wannabe royalty, or simply someone with a ton of extra money to burn? If you’re any or all of the above, this could be your Cigar. Living up to its name, this is a luxury cigar fit for a king. Made with the finest tobacco, the King of Denmark is wrapped in gold foil and dotted with Swarovski crystal. The buyer’s name is also engraved on the expensive cigar.
Up to 30 of these cigars are made daily, making it a rare find, and contributing to the King of Denmark’s high price tag.
Arturo Fuente Opus X
This Dominican Cigar is among the most sought after premium cigars in the world. Before the 1990s, The Dominican Republic was considered unsuitable for growing quality wrapper tobacco. Grown with Cuban seeds, the Arturo Fuente Opus X changed everything.
This expensive cigar has an unmistakable and unique taste considered impossible to duplicate. This expensive cigar has a leathery taste with a hint of red pepper. These rare cigars are in great demand, which keeps their price high.
Regius Double Corona Cigar
Regius Cigars in Nicaragua produce this premium cigar. Your 52K doesn’t only get you the medium body full-flavoured double corona, but also a trip to Regius Cigars’ Nicaragua headquarters, a guided tour of the factory with CEO Akhil Kapacee, and 1,000 custom rolled smokes. Talk about a full-service experience!
The second most expensive cigar on our list is the world’s oldest Cigar. The Mayan Sicar dates back to the 12th century. The Mayan civilization brought these cigars to the world. A group of archaeologists from Tampa University discovered these cigars in Guatemala in 2012.
Why are these expensive cigars so costly? Age. These cigars are well-preserved, believe it or not. After 600 years, they’re still considered safe to smoke.
Gurkha Royal Courtesan Cigar
These cigars define luxury. Blindfolded (yes, really!), professionals hand roll these expensive cigars allowing their senses to guide them as they craft this extravagant Cigar. The burning question is, what do you get when you pay over a million dollars for a cigar?
With Gurkha’s Royal Courtesan, you’re getting handcrafted cigars that are made from an extremely rare stuffing only found in Nepal’s Himalayan Mountains. The stuffing is watered with pure Fiji water. The tobacco is infused with Remy Martin’s Black Louis XIII cognac, which costs $165,000 per bottle. That’s not all. Next, the expensive cigars are wrapped in gold leaf. It is all held together with a five-carat diamond-encrusted band.