Gurkha takes the term “burning through money” to a new level.
Considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of cigars, they’re also known for making exclusive high-end smokes catering to collectors. Like their Black Dragon released in 2006. Limited to only five cases, they came in a hand-carved, camel bone box, and cost a mind-blowing $1,150 each. Not each case. Each cigar. Each case had 100 cigars and cost $115,000. For something you set on fire. Intentionally.
And that makes this year’s most expensive cigar in the world, Gurkha’s His Majesty’s Reserve, at $15,000 per box of 20, or $750 for a single cigar, pale in comparison. Limited to less than 100 boxes, these premium stogies are made with the most expensive premium tobacco and are then infused with an entire bottle of Louis XIII cognac. Just because they can.
So if you’re a recent lottery winner, or an Exxon/Mobil exec, it’s definitely the ultimate (read: most obnoxious) show of your status and purchasing power this side of a Bentley. It just makes lighting it with a $100 bill seem redundant.
$15,000 per box of 20