Many people often enjoy cigars with an exquisite cognac or with an excellent scotch on the rocks. Usually, cigars are associated with wealth and power, which shouldn’t come as a surprise because even the cheapest cigars can be quite pricy. There are many countries that produce high quality and classic cigars, however the Cuban cigars are without a doubt most popular. But, we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves. So, here is a list of the most luxurious and the most expensive cigars in the world.
The Goldwin Metropolitan Company produces these cigars and usually they sell their cigars individually. Each cigar comes in a Rosado wrapper and it has a six-inch ring size. The portrait of Louis XIV on them gives off a royalty vibe. The taste of these cigars is rich and has hints of spice and cocoa. The lovely flavor can be enjoyed even an hour after the cigar is finished. The Louix cigars are made in Nicaragua and they cost $50 per cigar.
The Opus X BBMF cigars are produced by none other than Arturo Fuente, which is one of the most famous and acclaimed cigar maker in the world. These cigars are high on demand and are pretty hard to find. The initial BBMF stand for “big bad mother fucker”, because of the size of the cigar, 7 inches. So, it’s no surprise that the Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF cigars have a huge fan base and it has become really hard to find them. However, if you do get your hands on one of these expensive cigars, be ready to spend $55 per cigar.
Even though these cigars were created in 2001, they were actually released several years later in 2008, in the memory of the famous Arturo Fuente. One box contains 46 natural wrapped cigars and 46 maduro wrappers. The leaves from the wrappers come from Chateau de la Fuente. This is the place where the cigar makers started the business, back in 1912. All of these cigars are aged for seven years before they are put on the market. Also, each and every one of these cigars comes from a sun-grown variety and are completely natural. The whole box with 46 cigars costs $7.500.
At the moment, the Arturo Fuente Opus X “A” are extremely rare and it is really hard to get your hands on one of these cigars. Only few cigar shops from around the world, sell them. These cigars have a flavor of jalapeno and their taste is quite mild. Out of the Opus X line, these cigars are the largest with a majestic size of 9 ¼ inches and the ring size is 47 inches. The wrappers from these cigars are grown on the Chateau de la Fuente plantations, just like all other Arturo Fuente cigars. These cigars are sold individually and each cigar costs $79.
The most famous cigar brand in Cuba is the Cohiba. The Cohiba Behike was created back in 2006, with no more than 100 boxes. These limited edition cigars have its tobacco blended and grown at El Laguito Cohiba Factory. Each of them are hand rolled, have a length of 7.5 inches and have a 52 inch ring size. They were released as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the cigar makers. Moreover, the cigar boxes have been sold for no less than $18.800.
If you want to get your hands on this cigar, you are in for a wait, because the pre-orders are filled for several years. Every year, this company produces only 100 boxes of the Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve cigars. The length of these cigars is 7.5 inches and has a 52 inch ring size. If you get a chance to buy them, be prepared to pay $14.999 for the whole box, or $750 per cigar. Each of the wrappers is aged for 15 years. The binder and the filler that is infused in Louis XIII cognac are aged for 12 years.
These cigars are very rare and a box of the Gurkha Black Dragon cigars costs $23.000. Because they are limited edition, they come in a carved camel bone chest. The filler is aged for 5 years and the cigars are created out of Dominican filler and from Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. Each of these cigars is packed in a frosted tube. After this, the cigar is placed in a leather box that contains layers of orange velvet. In addition, the length of these cigars is 8.5 inches and have a 52 inch ring size.
In one day, this cigar company produces about 30 King of Denmark cigars. Their clients usually order them and each cigar is wrapped in a golden foil and has the name of the person that ordered the cigars. Each king of Denmark cigar costs $4.500. Also, the foil of these cigars can contain a silver, gold or diamond crown. However, this will cost you extra money. If you want this luxurious accessory, you will have to spend $8.500 per cigar.
This is the largest cigar in the world, so it’s no surprise that it is called “El Gigante”. 1.600 pounds of tobacco is used, in order to make this cigar, which has a 1.920 ring gauge. It is very unlikely that someone will pay $185.000 for this cigar, and for now it is used as a display piece at many trade shows. The weight of this cigar is equivalent with the weight of 25.000 cigars.
The last and most expensive cigars on this list are the Mayan Sicars. In 2012, these “sicars” were discovered in Guatemala and are more than 600 years old. According to some archaeologists, the world sicars means, “to smoke rolled tobacco leaves”. Luckily, they are very well preserved and can actually be smoked. One of these cigars was sold at an auction for $507.000. The price is worth it, when you know that you will smoke a piece of cigar history.