How much is too much?

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How much is too much?

Walt needs some rest after tackling YQMA solo (Thanks Walt!). To give Walt a breather I thought I’d post this little video (pardon the little ad at the start of the video) I found about the world’s priciest cigar. I know, old news to most but this begs some questions; How much is too much for a box of cigars? What is the most expensive box you’ve purchased? Was the box worth it?


19 thoughts on “How much is too much?

  1. I’ll answer first…

    The most I ever spent on a box of cigar was around $280 for a box of belicoso sized Montecristo White. Now that I know just as flavorful cigars can be found for a fifth of that price, then they aren’t worth it.

    To me, anything in that $180 a box is too much for me.

  2. I think it all comes down to what the value is to you. I’m a pretty cheap smoker myself most of the times, but if I thought that a box of cigars that cost $5000 was worth it, and I had the money to spend on it, I’d buy it. The big part would be having that kind of money to spend though, right?

  3. I bought box of Camacho Triple Maduros 6 x 60 for about $230 or so. It was a wedding gift for my brother-in-law, and it was so worth it. I got to share a few with him. Also, Don Pepin makes a pretty expensive smoke (especially the series JJ). But they are worth it every time.

  4. I bought a box of Camacho Triple Maduros 6 x 60 for about $230 or so. It was a wedding gift for my brother-in-law, and it was so worth it. He almost shit himself when he opened the gift. Later he shared a couple cigars with me, and they were amazing. Also, Don Pepin makes a pretty expensive smoke (especially the series JJ). But they are worth it every time.

  5. The Series JJ is only expensive if you buy from the wrong place. Give Atlantic Cigar a call/e-mail and I bet their box price on them will blow away any place else.

  6. I have to admit to buying only a few boxes of cigars but as a better indicator, I’ll use a single stick. I agree, the box is a better indicator as it shows a commitment for 20-25 cigars. But I’m terribly non-commital.

    So, for a sigle cigar price, it was the Arturo Fuente Hemmingway for $12. I chickened out on the Ashton VSG for $18 a stick.

    Got to love California, ohhh ya. 55% State tax. But you might feel the pain if the Feds get involved. Hey, when you have CA Senators running things, look out for CA type taxes. Don’t re-elect Senator Feinstein and Boxer is my opinion. But my opinion is frequently discounted here as a minority view here in CA heh. Pot yes, tabacco no. Naked carpenty yes,2933,296265,00.html


  7. i bought a box of R y J Cazadores when I visited Valencia – 150 euros well spent because of the occasion (honeymoon) and because they are my favourite cigars

  8. Most expensive? Gurka Centurian. Normally costs 70 bucks for 6 sticks from Cigars International. However, I got 12 of them on sale for $4.00 apiece. Boys, even that was too much. This is the most overrated, tight-drawing, flavorless cigar I’ve ever had. My wife loves them and swears they taste like chocolate. I let her smoke all 12 of them.

  9. Most expensive stick I’ve bought is the Padron 1964 an Opus X., even then I’m spending under $15 a stick. Gotta love KY’s cigar tax which is extremely low! I feel sorry for you poor souls in Cali.

  10. $300 was my all-time high, give or take. I think I got my box of Tatuaje Cojonu 2003s for $295. Even though they’re worth it as a special occasion smoke, I probably wouldn’t do it again. Spent the same amount on a box of Camacho Liberty about three years ago. That was silly. And a couple of weeks ago I spent $315 on a box of Saint Luis Rey Serie A, cab of 50. But I don’t count that, necessarily, because it comes out to only $6.30/stick. That’s a no-brainer, as far as I’m concerned. They’re awesome.

    $7 per stick is where I typically get squeamish these days. At box prices, that’s roughly the cost of a RASS, a Boli RC, a Nacionales W, etc. And there aren’t any better smokes out there than those, so there’s no justification for spending more.

  11. the most I’ve ever spent … probably in the neighborhood of $200 for a box of 25 … $10 per cigar is probably my absolute max I’ll spend nowaday for a single … mainly because there are so many awesome cigars to be had for under $5

  12. Kevink868,

    What cigar is the RASS? I don’t believe I’ve smoked any of your tasty recommendations. I have smoked a Saint Luis Rey Rothschild but not the Series A. The Rothschild was a Very nice cigar. I’ll have to look for a Series A.


  13. Dave,

    those are Cubans… RASS = Ramon Allones Specially Selected

    Jerry was quite found of the RASS …. or did he say MY ASS! LOL

  14. Dave:

    Yes, Jerry had the RASS on his Canadian adventure and was blown away, as I recall. The Saint Luis Rey Serie A is a Cuban corona gorda. They can be a little on the homely side, but the flavor is outstanding. I bought my 50 Cab with the intent of aging them, but I’m ripping through them at an alarming pace. One of the best buys out there among Cubans, IMO. Definitely check them out.

  15. La Aurora Cien Anos Belicoso. I got a great deal for $250 on a $400 retail box and I’d do it again if I had the dough! Fantastic cigar. I had a friend bomb me with a couple recently and they have aged nicely but my box is long gone.

  16. I’m happy that my favoite cigar is only $2.39 – $3.25. The Sancho Panza Double Manduro Quixote always fits the bill.

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