One of the measurements of wealth in those days (and of course, in elite communities these days) is your Cigar. How luxurious your Cigar is has been chosen to be how luxurious and elite you are. So, rich men are known to flaunt their confidence and prowess as well as their Cigar everywhere they are to get noticed.
There's this common picture of the undefeatable Winston Churchill when he was plotting the attack that led to the downfall of the Nazi empire. In a real sense. Most men smoke a cigar while enjoying good times with their friends and in a way, they portray a sense of sophistication in living, or to celebrate a happy and delightful occasion.
The sophistication attached to cigar go to the extent of the craftiness in its creation -employing specialist hands in crafting it and ensuring the usage of top quality leaves for optimum enjoyment and satisfaction. This is what led to the immense and outrageous price tag on these cigars and with them who have learnt to look for quality regardless of the price, it is nothing.
There is a market report by Persistencemarketresearch.com that shows the global market for cigar and cigarillos. It shows that there is a very increasing pace in the growth of cigar and cigarillos because of the flavored production in the market which is very common amidst the young adults especially the women. It also reveals that between 2015 to 2025, the market for cigar is expected to have grown by the rate of 2.8% which will culminate to $23.8 billion by 2025 compared to the $17 billion it was in 2014. Truth is the demand of a commodity has a direct influence on the price of such commodity. And since luxury and signage of wealth is attached to the smoking of such cigar, the price will definitely stay up if not increased more.
Summary of Top Most Expensive Cigars in the World
Smoking this cigar gives a royal feeling and hence the reason for the price.
|1||Gurkha Royal Courtesan Cigar||$1 million|
|3||Double Corona Regius Cigars Ltd||$54,000 for 1 cigar|
|4||Gran Habano #5 El Gigante||$185,000|
|5||Gurkha Black Dragon||$115,000 per box|
|6||Arturo Fuente Opus X Ltd||$30,000 per box|
|7||Cohiba Behike||$18,000 per box|
|8||Gurkha His Majesty's Reserve||$15,000 per box|
|9||Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario||$7,500 per box|
|10||Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF||$55 per cigar|
Imagine using a gold leaflet to wrap tobacco, you will understand that it shows luxury truly. Quickly, the list of the most expensive cigar in the world will be made and it will comprise of the top 10 expensive cigars from the least expensive to the most expensive cigar in the world.
The demand for these famous and popular cigars is very high compared to the supply and the availability of the cigars. They are made by a well-known maker of cigar whose credibility has been tested over time called Arturo Fuente. Each of these cigars has a label BBMF carved and inscribed on them and it is about 7 inches long each. With the condition of availability and the luxury attached to the cigar, you would count yourself lucky to have found a stick of the cigar for $55, which could be more in many cases. The cigars were introduced to the market in 1955 and it's groundbreaking entrance caused it to be one of the most sought after cigar and hence depicts why it is that expensive.
There has been a limited edition of almost every product known, from cars to clothes and many other, cigars to are not an exception. This Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario is a limited edition of cigar made by the famous cigar maker Arturo Fuente whose record was hinged on the famous Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF that led them to market in 1955. This particular cigar (Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario) was produced to mark the 100th-anniversary celebration of the cigar company, Arturo Fuente in 2001.
The cigar was made with a very appetizing flavor of tobacco wrapped and rolled in its natural wrappers or sun-grown wrappers. Being a limited release, a box of these cigar costs over $7500 which makes it one of the most expensive cigars produced and it sells so fast that it is very difficult to come across it in the market. These Fuente Don Arturo AnniverXario cigars were manufactured with quite exotic and expensive leaves as wrappers which are exclusively gotten in the Dominican Republic, from the Chateau de la Fuente precisely. Over the years, the Fuente family has been known for the high-quality cigar production that is tasteful, flavored and satisfying.
This very brand of tobacco is made with long-stored tobaccos of about 18 years which boost and contribute to its rich chocolate tone. Combined with the preserved tobacco, it is wrapped in about premium and very rare Louis XIII Cognac. A box of this very cigar is priced for about $15,000 which means a cigar from the box costs $750. In a year, less than a hundred boxes are available for purchase and considering the luxury in owing such cigar, the price got hyped over time.
Made by Gurkha that is often called the Rolls-Royce producer of the cigar industry, because they are known for producing quality and premium cigar that stands out in the industry, the GurkhaHis Majesty's Reserve is often remembered by the exotic and exquisite taste from it.
The famous Cuban cigar manufacturer Cohiba in 2006 released this brand of the cigar to commemorate the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the company. It was named after Behike to honor the noted and famous chieftain of the ancient Taino Indians. The cigar was made with a very rare selected tobacco and only 100 humidors of these cigars were made with each hosting about 40 rolls. As expected the scarcity of this brand constitutes the bogus price tag attached, but Cohiba released later on the less expensive versions of the product.
Each of these cigars was blended and cultivated at the renowned El Laguito Cohiba factory and each piece of the cigar has a ring size of about 52 inches and is about 7.5 inches long. The brand also includes varieties of cigar from Cuba's Vuelta and Pinar del Rio regions. A box of this premium cigar costs up to $18,000 which makes it enter the list of the expensive cigars ever produced.
The famous Arturo Fuente Tobacco producer produced the Opus X in 2003 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Original Opus X produced earlier. They produced only a hundred Forbidden X humidors which have 100 Opus X cigars each in them.
This limited edition of cigars humidors was offered in various colors and finishes and each of the boxes was sold for about $10,000 in 2003 but has increased to over $30,000 today.
This brand of the cigar (Gurkha Black Dragon) was made out of fine tobacco leaves with each peat and leathery cigar measuring up to 52 ring gauge by 8.5 inches. The cigar, however, was placed in a limited edition handcrafted camel boxes made of bones with 100 pieces of premium cigar in each box. And a single cigar from the box costs a whopping $1,150.
This cigar is a masterpiece and was crafted as an item of display basically. It was made as long as 19 feet and the width is 3 feet. In it was rolled tobacco-based in the aficionados outside the US and it shelled out $185,000. This very gigantic cigar was made with over 1,600 pounds of tobacco leaves of which over 25,000 regular-sized cigars can be made from it.
The gigantic cigar is placed on a crate made of wood and weighs over 900 pounds and it is designed to look like a steam locomotive.
This Double Corona cigar is a special edition cigar made by the Regius Cigars Ltd for a businessman called Callum Jones who agreed to pay a whopping sum of $54,000 in 2013. The reason for that hype in price is basically because of the rights attached to the buyer's name and the privilege of witnessing the production firsthand from the beginning to the end.
Additionally, benefits for paying that price is that the buyer received 1,000 custom rolled smokes with the rights and other privileges attached. The cigar is medium-bodied and it is full-flavoured. To get this very premium and quality cigar, the availability is confirmed at the Nat Sherman 5th Avenue in New York, Davidoff in London and Oriental in Hong Kong.
The reason for the cost of this Cigar bring on the high side is the ancient history attached and also the archeological attachments to it. The existence of the cigars was dated back to like 600 years ago and they were still fit for smoking till today. It was smoked earlier by the ancient Mayan and this was proved upon the discovery of this cigars in 2012 in Guatemala.
This cigar is currently the most expensive cigar in the world, and this is due to the premium ingredients used in its production like the delectable and exotic Remy Martin Black Pearl Louis XIII that cost over $165,000 for a bottle. Besides, it was made from rare Himalayan tobacco that is watered and grown with only Fiji water. Each piece of the cigar is wrapped with a gold leaf having a band totalling 5 carats of gold.
More much than the luxury, a whole lot of people just want to relax with a cigar to calm themselves and enjoy beyond the cost it may incur. And quality is intact, the cost doesn't matter.