10 Most Expensive Cigars

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If hobbies were ever to be differentiated according to class, then smoking a cigar would be among the elite list, and to get a word of mouth for it ask the Cubans. Cigars have always been an insignia of power, wealth and social status, overpowering its counterpart cigarettes by great lengths. Regular smokers normally can't afford cigars because of the hefty price-tag it bears. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive cigars in the world:
This article is written by Biswajit Bhattacharya.

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Padrón Serie 1926 80 Years

Padrón Serie 1926 80 Years

The Padrón Serie 1926 was fabricated to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jose Orlando Padron. Released in 2006, it is made up from heavy mixes of refined spices from cap to foot. It can be purchased from many local cigar shops. Although it normally comes in a box of eight, it can also be purchased one at a time.

Value- $30

Cohiba Esplendido

Cohiba Esplendido

One of the most exquisite cigars in the world, the esplendido is known for its sweet essence. One could feel the chocolate/cocoa and the peppery essence from the very first puff to the last. Also it’s very neatly rolled in Colorado medio, the best leaf from Vuelta Abajo Tobacco Region. It’s packed in a box of 25 in sets of 3, costing $750 per box.

Value: $34

Stradivarius Churchill

Stradivarius Churchill

The Stradivarius Churchill is rich in cedar aroma and has a clean woody finish. Its popularity increased when it affirmed itself to be rolled in a 15 year Dominican Habano seed wrapper leaf. Made in the Dominican Republic it leaves a good thick smoke with cedar flavours and will give you the Havana taste. It’s available in a single piece or in a box of 10.

Value: $34.70

Louixs

Louixs

The Louixs is a product of the Goldwin Metropolitan Company, and also their best. This kingly cigar is hand rolled in rare Rosado leaf, it’s a congregation of all elements required to make the finest cigars. The six-inched 60 gauged luxury stick, brags a striking deep red hue wrapper which makes it look extremely attractive. It is normally sold as a single piece.

Value: $50

Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF

Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF

The first thing you will notice the Opus x is its name. BBMF stands for Big Bad Mother F (You’ll get that anyways). The Fuente family creates the rarest and the most exclusive brand of cigars, which is easily not available in local cigar shops. It unique design is its standout feature, competently distinguishing itself from other cigars. The wrapper is very smoothly rolled in maroonish brown colour, giving forth a cinnamon essence. It is a nicely packed combination of tobacco and spices, offering the smoker a good taste and experience.

Value: $55

King of Denmark

King of Denmark

As the name suggests, this 9 inched aristocratic stick comes from family of the Royal Danish Cigar. The client’s name is embossed in the wrapper and decorated with 10 Swarovski crystals. The cigar is embodied in a cutting-edge Scandinavian humidor design and a 24 carat gold plated sterling on top of the crown worth $4,500. A royal affair indeed.

Value: $75

Fuente Don Arturo AniverXario

Fuente Don Arturo AniverXario

In the honour of his grandfather, Carlito Fuente introduced the Aniverxario to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company which was founded in 1912. The cigar was launched to be sold continuously every year since 2002 to mark the 100th anniversary of the company. However this never happened until 2008. Now these cigars come in a packaging of 96 cigars in 96 deluxe humidors in both wrappers (48 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Natural and 48 Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Sun Grown). It is rolled from leaves of Chateau de la Fuente blanket and gives it distinctive taste of tobacco.

Value: $78

Arturo Fuente Opus X “A”

Arturo Fuente Opus X “A”

Cigar Aficionado ranked the Opus X as the single most sought after cigar in the world. Made from the mineral rich soils of the Dominican Republic, it’s wrapped in the Colorado Maduro colour and Rosado leaves. The Opus X is famous for its exceptional burn and pleasing aroma and its exquisite shape, this cigar is definitely worth your buy. “disfrutar el humo

Value: $79

Cohiba Behike

Cohiba Behike

The Cohiba Behike can be regarded as the ‘Big Daddy’ of Cuban cigars. The cigar is made out of a traditional tobacco called the medio tempo which is sun grown leaf growing on tobacco plants, which gives a coffee-like flavour. The cigar also has spicy cedar notes with and dark chocolate strands letting off a creamy smoke. Not only this, the Behike has an alluring look. It’s 7.5 inches long and has a 52-inch ring size. A customized box of 40 Behikes comes at a whooping amount of $18,800, designed by well-known French humidor manufacturers Elie Bleu. The Cohiba Behike now also comes in three new formats, viz. BHK 52, BHK 54 and BHK 56.

Value: $470

Gurkha Black Dragon

Gurkha Black Dragon

Topping the list is the impeccable cigars of all, the ‘Gurkha Black Dragon’. The word Gurkhas refer to the soldiers of Nepal. The Black Dragon is an exclusive Honduran blend made with selected filters consisting of the most expensive cognac and some of the finest premium tobaccos around the world. The hand rolled 8.5 inched outlandish has the calibre which other cigars rarely can match. Each cigar is carefully rolled into a sophisticated 20 leather count camel-bone carved chest which comes for $115,000

Value: $1,150

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