Gran Habano #5 El Gigante Sells for $185,000

Yes, you read the title correctly. That’s $185 with three zeros after it. The Associated Press published quite the story this morning around 6:00am. Apparently, sold a 19 foot Gran Habano cigar to a private buyer for $185,000. To put that in perspective, the cigar is covered in 16,000 wrapper leaves – enough to make almost 25,000 robusto sized cigars.

A few details from the article:

“Juan Panesso, a cigar aficionado who runs, an online cigar shop, deals in fine cigars from all over, but he’d never seen the likes of the Gran Habano #5 El Gigante before he uncrated it in a warehouse on Sunday morning.

The cigar, nearly 19 feet long and more than 3 feet wide, came in its own carrying case, a 900 pound round wooden crate that looks like an old steam locomotive. It sat inside a Clearwater warehouse Sunday awaiting the gentle hands of workers to crate it up and ship it out on Tuesday.

Destination: undisclosed. The stogie is going to a private collector, somewhere out of the country, Panesso said.”


Read the full article and see the video interview here.