If you thought that world’s most expensive cigar is encrusted with Swarovski crystals, you’re wrong. Instead crystals, the cigar is infused with Remy Martin’s Black Pearl Louis XIII, which retails for $165,000 per bottle. So, no wonder why this stogie retails for a cool $1,000,000. Dubbed Royal Courtesan, this world’s most expensive cigar has been created by Gurkha Cigars and is delivered to customers’ door by a messenger who will only handle the cigars with white (kit) gloves.
The cigars are rolled by a select group of hand rollers who are blindfolded throughout the process to allow their senses to guide their movements naturally and minimize distraction during this artistic process. The cigar is made with filler from ancient lands in the Himalayas with tobacco that has been watered exclusively with Fiji water. The wrapper is gold leaf and the band is encrusted with diamonds totaling five carats.
“The Gurkha clientele is use to only the best and Gurkha continuously produces only the best,” said Kaizad Hansotia, CEO of Gurkha Cigars. “This cigar is only for those who want the most exclusive, most luxurious and most ostentatious experience a cigar can offer.”
Gurkha Cigars are known throughout the world for their premium and luxurious cigars, which produces 12 million cigars per year that are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. And while Gurkha is known for its exclusivity, it has an impressive array of 105 brands of flawlessly handcrafted, premium cigars created in a variety of strengths, tasting profiles, and price-points.