Not only is it big, it’s expensive. A cigar dealer in Florida sold a 19-foot long Gran Habano #5 El Gigante cigar for $185,000. He found the El Gigante for an unidentified buyer who was looking for rare cigars for his private collection. The cigar comes with its own 900-pound wooden carrying case. It’s 19 feet long and 3 feet thick. The 1,600 pound stogie has enough tobacco to make 25,000 average-sized cigars.
Why the hugeness? A listener called this morning and suggested it was made by a man who had promised his wife he would smoke just one more cigar.