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Most Expensive Cigar : Gurkha Black Dragon worth $1,150

This is the most expensive cigar on the market. The cigar is available at a size of 8.5 inches long and 52-inch ring size. The bone chests in which they come in are hand carved. They’re rarely available and can only be purchased at selected cigar shops worldwide. Kaizad Hansotia, the chief executive officer of the company Gurkha, told Bloomberg News that one box of "His Majesty's Reserve" fetches $25,000. That price is expected to increase to about $30,000 by next year. "We hunt for the most exotic tobaccos around the world," Hansotia said, rationalizing the nearly $1,000 price tag. The company produces about 20,000 boxes per year, and has a three-year waiting list. 

Clients include business leaders, royal families and dignitaries. A-List celebrities like Matthew McConaughey -- and apparently one former president -- also smoke the company's premium cigars. "Bill Clinton loves the Beauties; he loves the Gurkhas," Hansotia said. The company's Beauties go for about $600 apiece. It's unclear whether Clinton also smokes the HMRs. The latter features aged tobacco fermented in Louis XIII cognac. "People try to copy us, but we have no competition," Hansotia told Bloomberg News. The claims about Clinton's cigar preferences follow a string of reports about Bill and Hillary Clintons' sky-high speaking fees and special requests while on the road. It also comes after Hillary Clinton, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, claimed her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2001. Critics pointed out that while they indeed were in debt, the former president immediately went on to earn millions on the speaking circuit. 

Gurkha is a brand of hand-rolled cigars, known for the manufacture of premium products using artistically-oriented packaging. The company is known as the maker of the His Majesty's Reserve cigar, a limited-production cigar infused with rare cognac, whose price of $25,000 per box makes it the most expensive cigar in the world. The name derives from the Gurkha, people of Nepal.


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