Investing in Cuban Cigars: Why and How
Montecristo Cigars are one of the most well-known brands in the cigar world, and typically feature a medium to full flavour
LUXURIOUS. SOUGHT-AFTER. A COLLECTOR'S ITEM
While some luxury markets have plummeted in recent years, Cuban Cigars are simply growing. The billion-dollar industry of cigars is currently attracting younger adults, with the stereotypical male cliché beginning to crumble. Now is the perfect time to invest and build up a worthy humidor collection with our Cuban cigars online.
DEMAND AROUND THE WORLD – When we published our blog post: Cigar Smoking Around the World, we discussed the increase of hand-made Cuban cigars being bought across the globe, particularly in countries like China. Reuters.com wrote how China helped Habanos S.A reach approximately $500 million in sales during 2017. In our own article, we noted how ‘lounge culture’ is thriving, with cigar lounges themselves cropping up in places such as London and Italy. With the ongoing popularity of Cuban cigars - sure to continue as reports suggest a steady market growth, now is the ideal time to stock up and keep hold of some exceptional habanos. Many cigars can double in value over the years. We advise you consider purchasing at least two boxes of your favourite cigars – especially if you wish to smoke a couple. Resale is valuable when the seals and condition of cigars and boxes are intact. You can read our post on Cigar Accessories, for tips on how to protect.
Top Left: Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes Cigar, Top Right: La Flor de Cano Casanova Cigar (Ex Italia 2016), Bottom: Partagas Serie No. 1 Cigar Limited Edition 2017
"You can't go too wrong with the classics"
CUBAN CIGARS TO COLLECT – We at EGM Cigars, source our habanos from official Habanos S.A importers. We have meticulously chosen the best of the best, ensuring we are confident each cigar we sell delivers on expectations. When it comes to particular ones for you to collect as an investment, you can’t go too wrong with the classics. The Montecristo No. 4 Cigar for example, is incredibly well-liked, has immaculate construction, as well as the smoothest wrapper. If you really want a collector’s piece though, keep an eye out for our Limited Edition Cigars and Regional Editions Cigars. These are the most exclusive and rare, making them difficult to source. The Limited Editions – known as Edicion Limitada, are made with unique or unusual sizes, tobacco aged for at least two years, and are only produced in the same year that they are crafted. With Regional Editions, the cigars are sold exclusively in a regional market and are on sale for two years, until Habanos S.A decides whether to stock them in regular production. Again, the vitolas are unique – a Habanos vitola not used by a particular brand before, and the production is limited. Our Romeo y Julieta Tacos Cigar is part of the 2018 limited editions line, and we suggest it’s strongly worth keeping. The 168mm length and 49 ring gauge cigar, is presented beautifully in an opulent decorated 25 box count, in a medium to full flavour.
Top Left: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Reserva Cosecha 2012 Cigar, Bottom Left: Trinidad Topes Limited Edition 2016 Cigar, Right: Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 Cigar
"cigars need the right setting to remain undamaged"
SMOKE, PROTECT AND DON’T DELAY – Even if you wish to purely buy a box of Cuban cigars for investment, we think it’s important you choose a box you have smoked before and are familiar with. This is how you will understand the ageing process of the cigars you have purchased. It’s generally good to know yourself, what kind of flavours and taste can be expected, as a description is never the same as a tantalising smoke. On the subject of ageing cigars, we can’t say enough how crucial it is to own a humidor which is humidity and temperature controlled. Similar to how Cuban tobacco leaves need the right climate to flourish, your cigars need the right setting to remain undamaged. And if you are anticipating whether or not to buy, we believe you shouldn’t delay. Particularly with rare habanos that will become vintage. These are bought very quickly by cigar aficionados around the world and are difficult to find once sold out.
Overall, the cigar industry is on an up steady climb, and Cuban cigars are reaching the top peak. Our cigars for sale online are truly luxurious, collectable pieces. Whether you wish to keep for the foreseeable future or to enjoy presently, they are always worth the investment.