I’m a pretty cheap guy, but I love luxury. I’ll save money by staying in hostels on vacation or taking the bus instead of a taxi when I travel, but I still enjoy more refined things—like a high-end cigar. In this piece, we will explore some of the most luxurious cigars. And though these are some of the most expensive cigars in the world, they’re probably not worth it, both because they’re too expensive and because there are plenty of great low-end cigars that aren’t crazy expensive. So if you’re looking for affordable ways to enjoy luxury (or just need tips on how to splurge), look no further:
1. The Original Grand Crowne
This cigar is a Dominican puro that comes in at $13,000. The Fuente family has been producing cigars since 1935. This limited edition cigar was released in 2012 to celebrate the 80th birthday of patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr. Fuente uses all Dominican tobacco in his cigars, including binder and filler leaves from San Vicente de la Sonsierra; it’s also made with an Ecuadorian wrapper leaf from Chateau de la Fuente. This blend makes for a highly smooth smoke with nuts, earthiness, and spice notes. Not only is it one of the most expensive cigars on our list—but it’s also one of the best!
2. Gurkha Black Dragon Special Edition
The Gurkha Black Dragon Special Edition is an excellent option for cigar connoisseurs looking to treat themselves. This special edition was released in 2011 as part of the 25th anniversary of Gurkha cigars. The cigar is made from aged Dominican filler tobaccos, and its wrapper comes from Connecticut Broadleaf. According to Cigar Aficionado, this unique combination creates a rich and complex flavor with creamy spice and oak notes.
If you’re ready to spend some serious dough on your next box of cigars, look no further than these 20 most expensive cigars in the world:
3. Cohiba Behike BHK 52
The Cohiba Behike BHK 52 is a cigar that was produced in a limited amount in 2012. The cigar is a special edition of the Cohiba Behike line of cigars, which was launched in 2010 and has been described as having “the most complex blend ever created.” The word “Behike” means “King” in the Taíno language, spoken by native people living on the islands now known as Cuba and Haiti.
The BHK 52 is made from hand-selected leaves from five different regions: San Juan y Martinez (Joya de Nicaragua), San Juan y Martinez (Espinosa), Trojes Verdes (Vega Fina), Sifìn (San Vicente), and Alta Gracia (Piloto Cubano). It has an oily wrapper leaf that gives it its distinctive dark color and some veins running through its surface area.
4. Cohiba Behike BHK 54
The Cohiba Behike BHK 54 is a cigar that has been in production since 2012 and was created to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary. It’s made with a blend of tobacco aged for at least five years, and its wrapper is an Ecuadorian Havana leaf that has been aged for ten years. The tobacco used in this cigar comes from three different countries: Honduras, Colombia, and Nicaragua.
The cigars come in boxes of 10 with an MSRP of $2,200 per box.
5. Arturo Fuente Opus X Limited Edition
The Arturo Fuente Opus X Limited Edition cigar is a rare and pricey cigar, with only a few hundred boxes each year. The limited-edition cigars range from $300 to $1,000. It’s made from Dominican tobaccos and has been a favorite among connoisseurs in Cuba for over 100 years. If you want to experience something unique this holiday season, look no further than this exquisite tobacco blend.
6. Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo Maduro A/T
The Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo Maduro A/T is a Dominican puro aged 20. It’s made with aged Dominican filler, binder, and wrapper, and only 1,000 cigars were produced. The cigar comes in a wooden box with all the details required to justify its price tag: 1000 cigars, 94 ratings by Cigar Aficionado, and 93 ratings by Cigar Aficionado (that’s three points higher than its namesake).
7. OpusX A Rare Blend / L’atelier Selection Speciale
If you’re a cigar aficionado, you’ve probably heard of the OpusX brand. The Fuente family created and released OpusX cigars in 1994, celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary. They are a rare blend because they use Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco leaves that are aged for several years before being rolled into cigars. This makes them very expensive to make, but their popularity has also made them quite lucrative for their distributor.
To commemorate its anniversary, the Fuentes released another limited edition cigar called OpusX A Rare Blend / L’atelier Selection Speciale in 2006. Only 500 boxes were produced; each box contained only nine cigars (40 per box). Each cigar is individually numbered from 1 through 500, with a matching certificate of authenticity included with each purchase. It features Dominican binder and filler tobaccos from Chateau de la Fuente grown on farm owned by Carlos Fuente Sr., along with Dominican filler tobacco from Tabacalera Aromas Altos owners Don José “Pepin” Garcia & Carlito Fuente Jr.’s personal farms located near Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic along with Nicaraguan wrapper (Corojo) grown at Chateau de la Fuente/Tabacalera Aromas Altos
This cigar will quickly run you over $3,000 per stick if you’re lucky enough to find one!
8. Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve
The Gurkha, His Majesty’s Reserve, is a cigar that promises to deliver an experience like no other. The cigar, made with rare tobaccos and aged for at least seven years before being handcrafted and rolled, comes packaged in a box with a humidor and has been described by reviewers as having “an outstanding flavor profile.” It’s also limited in production—only 250 boxes were made available for purchase worldwide. At $1,200 per box (yes: one thousand two hundred dollars), His Majesty’s Reserve is the most expensive non-limited edition cigar on this list.
The Gurkha, His Majesty’s Reserve, is made from only three different types of tobacco leaves: Habano Ligero wrapper leaf from Ecuador; Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper leaf from Nicaragua; and Dominican Piloto Cubano binder leaf. Each cigar contains four distinct fillers which include San Vicente Mejorado Ligero wrapper tobacco grown in Honduras alongside Dominican Piloto Cubano viso filler tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic alongside Nicaraguan Estelí Viso filler leaf harvested from Estelí Valley Tobacco fields located just north of Jalapa Valley where Condega was once used as a significant source of shade-grown Cuban seed Habano seedlings used throughout their entire history until they started growing darker varieties over time due to weather conditions impacting yield strength & quality control issues with lighter-colored leaves getting lost during harvesting season due to windy conditions causing them not being able to stand out any longer among all other shades so they switched back towards darker colored ones again today but still maintain some amount of color variation within each batch they produce depending on how much sunlight falls onto which section during different times throughout each day (you know what I mean).
9. Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF Double Robusto
While the Opus X is a limited edition cigar, it is far from the most expensive. The BBMF Double Robusto is a gorgeous cigar at $1,600 per box. This means that if you were to buy these cigars for yourself and your friends at this price point, it would cost around $16,000 for 10 of them! When you purchase these cigars from any retailer outside of Fuente’s own company, they come in boxes of just 5 or 10.
To give some perspective on how much money this truly costs. If you added up the total amount spent by every person in America over their lifetime on cigarettes (assuming they smoke two packs per day), it would amount to only about 7 trillion dollars! That’s right; there are only 7 trillion reasons why people should never take up smoking or start smoking again after quitting cold turkey, as well as why people should never consider becoming smokers themselves: because smoking causes cancer and lung disease, which leads to death or other health complications such as emphysema.”
10. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso Limited Edition 2007
You can smoke this cigar for $275. It’s made with Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco and comes in a box of 10. As the most expensive cigar on our list, it’s only fitting that its name is Don Carlos Belicoso Limited Edition 2007.
Arturo Fuente was born in Cuba but moved to America when he was seven years old; he eventually became a cigar maker and opened his factory in 1903. He had five children—Carlos Jr., Carlos III (aka Carlito), José “Pepe,” Juan Carlos, and Arturo. They all made cigars themselves (Juan Carlos is known for making Montecristo cigars).
Don Carlos Belicoso Limited Edition 2007 contains Dominican filler leaves from Chateau de la Fuente, Nicaraguan binder leaf from Jalapa Valley, and wrapper from Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade tobacco grown on farms owned by Finca La Estrella farm manager Juan Manuel Alvarez Figueroa. In addition to being one of the world’s most expensive cigars ever made ($275 per box), it also sells for about $10 per stick at online auction sites like CigarAuctioneer or CigarBid, where individual collectors sell their wares wholesale rather than at retail prices; however, some sellers are willing to take even more off if you get them drunk enough first!
11. Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Gigantes 2
This cigar is made in Nicaragua and is 8.5 inches long. It has a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper covered with a Broadleaf binder, while the filler blend consists of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. The flavor profile is described as having notes of coffee and earthiness, with chocolate and nuts also coming into play.
12. Davidoff Single Malt Scotch Tasting Set (Full Set) Collectors Edition 2015
The Davidoff Single Malt Scotch Tasting Set (Full Set) Collectors Edition 2015 is an opportunity to taste three rare single malt scotches in one sitting, a rare opportunity that you may or may not have the means to try. This set contains three bottles of extremely expensive whisky: Dalmore Trinitas ($14,000), Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55 Year Old ($38,000), and Macallan Fine and Rare 50-Year-Old ($48,000).
Davidoff’s set is limited to only 100 units worldwide—so if you’re looking to taste some of the most expensive whiskies on Earth at home, don’t delay purchasing yours!
13. Davidoff Gold Magnum 50 Pieces Limited Edition 2014
The Davidoff Gold Magnum 50 Pieces Limited Edition 2014 is a unique cigar from Davidoff, one of the world’s most famous cigar brands. This cigar is made from Connecticut-seed wrapper and Dominican binder leaves, with Dominican filler tobacco inside. It has been rated 93 points out of 100 by Cigar Aficionado magazine and received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on CigarLounge.com (based on 20 reviews).
This super-premium cigar was produced in limited quantities in 2014 as part of an exclusive collection by Davidoff. The cigars themselves are handcrafted out of tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic and wrapped with Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaves that have been aged for three years before being used to produce this exclusive blend. Only 500 boxes were produced, making this one scarce item!
14. Padron Family Reserve No. 50 Natural A/T in a Box of 10 Cigars (2008)
Padron Family Reserve No. 50 Natural A/T in a Box of 10 Cigars (2008)
Size: 7 x 48
Country of origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
15. Bolivar Soberano Edicion Limitada 2007
The Bolivar Soberano Edicion Limitada 2007 is a Dominican puro that sells for $1,000. It was created by José “Pepin” Garcia and is available in both a robusto and toro vitola.
The wrapper is Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, the binder is the Dominican Republic, and the filler consists of Dominican Republic tobaccos. The cigar measures are 6 inches long with a ring gauge of 52. In addition to its high price tag, this cigar has been rated 90 by Cigar Aficionado magazine.
Finally, Cigars have been a luxury product for many years. The rich and famous usually can afford to smoke them, as they can cost thousands of dollars just for one cigar! However, some cigars out there cost even more than others. These 15 cigars show how much money can be spent on a single cigar!