Juan Panesso, from CigarsDirect.com, an online cigar shop specializing in foreign cigars put up $185,000 for a giant 19-foot Gran Habano #5 El Gigante on Sunday morning.
Panesso placed his bid on the mighty beast for a private collector in a special cigar auction.
The cigar came from a collector in Miami, he said, and it has been in the public before, on display at cigar shows and events. It took 16,000 wrapper leaves to sheath the tobacco, which is enough to make 25,000 regular size cigars. The beast weighs 1,600 pounds, paper ring included.
I wonder, who will smoke this and how many months its gonna take the person to finish it.