A Cigar Aficionado's Guide to the Most Coveted Rare Cigars

A Cigar Aficionado's Guide to the Most Coveted Rare Cigars

Posted by Ana Cuenca on Aug 14, 2022

A Cigar Aficionado's Guide to the Most Coveted Rare Cigars

The global cigar market has a value of  over $11 billion and should grow by more than 7% by 2028. Cigars have remained popular for those who enjoy tobacco products, and for good reason. 

Cigars are a more refined experience and are flavorsome than other tobacco products. Rare cigars are also a great way to celebrate a special occasion or share with a close friend. 

This article is here to give you a breakdown of the most coveted rare cigars in the world. But first, let's discuss why smoking rare cigars is a great idea.

Discover the art of cigar tasting by delving into our comprehensive blog post: "Cigar Tasting and Notes: Your Ultimate Guide to Savoring Cigar Flavors." Unlock a world of refined nuances and indulge in the rich tapestry of cigar craftsmanship. Join us on this journey of flavor exploration and elevate your sensory experience.

Why You Should Smoke Rare Cigars

Rare cigars are excellent because they get made from high-quality ingredients. These ingredients are often more natural than standard cigars or tobacco products. They are usually grown on small farms that specialize in tobacco.

Superior ingredients mean they last longer and taste better than other tobacco products.

They also don't contain harmful chemicals or additives, such as dyes or flavorings. So you can enjoy peace of mind while smoking them, that there is nothing artificial. 

You are getting a more personalized experience when you choose limited-time cigars. Think of them more as consumable pieces of art, as they are hand-crafted with care by experts. The authenticity of these cigars makes smoking them more interesting and sophisticated.

Also, there is a budding community surrounding specialist cigars. You can learn more and expand your collection by bonding with others who share your interests. 

Finally, rare cigars, as with all artisanal products, have specialist flavors. They have more diversity in size, shape, and taste profiles. So you can travel the world by trying flavors and styles from different countries.

Now that you can see the benefits, let's look at three of the most unique rare cigars on the market today. 

Macanudo Inspirado Jamao

The Macanudo Inspirado Jamao is hand-crafted from the northwest of the Dominican Republic. The Cibao Valley has a small number of tobacco fields, making them hard-to-find cigars. 

They have a unique rich and creamy flavor, featuring Habano seeds from Jamastran. The binder of these cigars is Honduran. The filler is Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican. 

They feature a never-seen-before wrapper, grown from the soil in Mao, Dominican Republic. These "Jamao" wrappers give smoking these cigars give an elegant smoking experience. You will get enveloped with herbal, woody, and salt notes.  

These limited-time cigars come in the popular Toro and Churchill sizes. They are available in 20-ct boxes, so they are ideal for sharing with close friends. 

Excalibur Illusione

This was one of the most sought-after limited edition cigars. They are a collaboration between Illusione Cigars Dion Giolito and the Hoyo De Monterrey Excalibur. They are handmade at Dion's Aganorsa Leaf (TAPSA) factory in Nicaragua.

These cigars are special, as it is the first time ever that an Excalibur has been crafted in Nicaragua. There have only been 4,960 boxes produced. So don't miss the opportunity to buy these for your collection!

It is a high-quality blend of ingredients, with earthy and spicy notes. With a medium-bodied strength, 

The Excalibur Illusione comes in handsome purple packaging. They will look great on any collector's shelf. It comes in a single 71/4 x 54 Presidente size, called No.1. The Nicaraguan Puro. 

Weller By Cohiba

Weller by Cohiba cigar is an amazing addition to any cigar aficionados collection. They showcase a true passion for the art of cigar making, from one of the master cigar makers Cohiba.

They are a collaboration between Cohiba and Weller's 12-year bourbon. They get handcrafted in the Dominican Republic and feature a USA Broadleaf Binder. This binder is barrel-aged in Weller bourbon barrels, an innovative way to add flavor. 

The cigars have a wonderful, refined flavor with notes of almond, apple, and leather. Weller by Cohiba cigars pair perfectly with a glass of bourbon. 

Weller by Cohiba cigars come in a 51/2 x 50 robust extra size and come in a 10ct box with aluminum tubes. 

How to Store Your Cigars

If you are trying to build a rare cigar collection, then you need to store them well. Otherwise, they could lose their flavor or become too dry.

Store them in air-tight containers, so that they maintain their smell and consistency. For short-term storage, zip-lock bags are ok. But this is not the best way to store them, and over time they could become damaged.

The best way to store cigars that are rare is in a cigar humidor. These sleek boxes or cases will keep your cigars fresh and aromatic. They help to avoid excessive hot or cold temperatures, and humidity or dryness. The ideal relative humidity to store cigars is around 70%, and the humidor will keep them at this level.

You should not store cigars in the fridge or in very cold environments. It will cause the cigar wrappers to become brittle and may start to fall apart. You will also lose a lot of the aroma, even if you store them in a box. 

Rare Cigars You Have to Try

Rare cigars are a great way to mark a special experience or occasion. They provide superior consistency, taste, and duration. Adding any of the limited edition cigars mentioned to your collection will make you the envy of many!

If you are looking for the most rare cigars on the market, then check out Holts. We have one of the biggest selections available for cigar connoisseurs.  Go to our shop now to get the best prices on hard-to-find cigars.